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Labour leader Ed Miliband and Jeremy Paxman chat during the filming of  'Cameron & Miliband ; The Battle For Number 10' on March 26, 2015 in London, England.

Two more polls suggest Ed Miliband’s ‘Paxo bounce’ is sliding away

30 March 2015 23:56

Ed Miliband so-called ‘Paxo bounce’ in the opinion polls is ebbing away. The polls out this evening have the Conservatives either level pegging with Labour or slightly ahead. Tonight’s latest from YouGov/The Sun… Continue reading

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Watch: new party political broadcasts from the Tories and Labour

30 March 2015 19:20

Lucky viewers of BBC One this evening will have seen the Conservative party’s brand new political broadcast. Entitled ‘Securing a better future for your family’ — watch above — the… Continue reading

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Were the Tories’ dodgy figures designed to provoke Labour into making a statement?

30 March 2015 18:28

Why are the Tories peddling what the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies has described as ‘at best unhelpful’, which is the claim that households would be hit with a £3,000… Continue reading

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Labour’s most shameful mug? It has to be Diane Abbott

30 March 2015 16:30

This is an extract from Hugo Rifkind’s column in the next issue of The Spectator, out on Thursday: The Labour party has put its five core election pledges on mugs.… Continue reading

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Leader of the Labour party Ed Miliband leaves his home on March 30, 2015 in London, England.

Why is Labour making merit out of not backing an EU referendum?

30 March 2015 12:48

Fair play to Ed Miliband for launching Labour’s business manifesto today in Bloomberg, not perhaps the party’s natural stamping ground, at least not since the prawn cocktail initiative in 1997.… Continue reading

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Podcast special: eve of the general election campaign + SNP spring conference

29 March 2015 15:09

The general election campaign kicks off tomorrow and Labour appears to have the ‘Big Mo’. In this View from 22 podcast special,  Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and I discuss the state… Continue reading

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Stakes raised ahead of Thursday night’s debate

29 March 2015 13:00

The stakes have been raised, at least psychologically, for Thursday night’s debate. Today’s YouGov poll has Labour four points ahead, in contrast to a two point Tory lead in their… Continue reading

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David Cameron: ‘This is a high stakes, high risk election’

28 March 2015 13:50

The Tories want to frame this election as a straight choice between David Cameron and Ed Miliband. So, today Cameron delivered some of his most direct attacks on Miliband yet.… Continue reading

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Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband (L) is interviewed by Jeremy Paxman of Channel 4 during the filming of  'Cameron & Miliband ; The Battle For Number 10' on March 26, 2015 in London, England.

Miliband’s performance last night vindicates the Tories’ strategy of no head-to-head debates

27 March 2015 9:31

David Cameron and Ed Miliband both ‘won’ last night’s TV Q&A session. The Prime Minister put in a decent performance and came out ahead in the snap poll. But Miliband exceeded expectations, albeit… Continue reading

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A poster can make of break an election. Image: PA

Voters want visions, and powerful posters deliver them – not Twitter

26 March 2015 18:07

If no-one was very excited about the launch of the Lib Dem’s election poster this morning, it wasn’t just because of the rain. According to The Times, political posters are… Continue reading

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David Cameron’s VAT pledge spells disaster for Labour’s new poster campaign

25 March 2015 22:26

Ed Miliband had a disastrous PMQs today after the Labour leader claimed the Tories would raise VAT, only to have David Cameron deny that he would increase the tax. Besides leaving Miliband… Continue reading

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Is it really surprising that people think Ed Miliband is more of a toff than David Cameron?

25 March 2015 15:55

The most remarkable poll of the week was the one which suggested the British public find Ed Miliband more of a toff than David Cameron. It takes something to out-toff an… Continue reading

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" it would look less like partnership and more like a Stephen King novel with Miliband tied to his parliamentary bed by the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act"

Exclusive: Alex Salmond says SNP will back Labour unconditionally

25 March 2015 13:40

“Would you like a glass of pink champagne?” asks Alex Salmond at 3.30pm, sounding very much like a man settling down for the afternoon. It’s Monday and Scotland’s former First… Continue reading

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Still no lead: Tories and Labour tied in two new polls

23 March 2015 23:51

Two polls out today have the Conservatives and Labour neck and neck, while another has Labour ahead by two points. Lord Ashcroft’s national poll has the two main parties at 33 per cent… Continue reading

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Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court. Photo: Alet Pretorius/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Revealed: Labour candidate’s joke about Oscar Pistorius shooting

23 March 2015 18:02

David Cameron is facing calls from Labour to discipline a local council candidate after they dressed as Oscar Pistorius for a costume party. Gregg Peers – who is standing for the Conservatives… Continue reading

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Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband Speaks At The Scottish Labour conference

Ed Miliband’s brother bother is back

23 March 2015 11:44

Miliband finally got some good media coverage this weekend. Alas, it was David rather than Ed who was on the receiving end. The Labour leader’s brother was branded ‘Celebrity Big Brother’… Continue reading

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When will voters really tune into the election campaign?

22 March 2015 10:33

With just over six weeks to go to polling day, the mood of the parties is now largely determined by the opinion polls. This morning’s crop are a mixed bunch.… Continue reading

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Debate deal finally reached

21 March 2015 15:53

After months of negotiations, a final deal on debates has now been reached. There will be no head to head debate between Cameron and Miliband. Instead, there will be one… Continue reading

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Main parties seem rather old and tired, say voters

20 March 2015 15:41

Perhaps there’s nothing wrong with negative campaigning (though surely there’s something a bit wrong about being inaccurate). But when parties pontificate about crafting messages of hope and avoiding smears and… Continue reading

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Labour launches scary NHS attack poster

20 March 2015 11:05

The post-Budget attack lines for Labour were clear in Ed Miliband’s speech on Wednesday: his party will allege that the Tories have a ‘secret plan that dare not speak its… Continue reading

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David Cameron And George Osborne on February 5, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Tories ahead again in first post-Budget poll 

19 March 2015 23:55

The Tories have pushed ahead of Labour again after George Osborne’s successful Budget. In tonight’s poll from YouGov/The Sun, the Conservatives are ahead by two points on 35 per cent… Continue reading

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Labour’s election chief in campaign struggle to hold onto his seat

19 March 2015 14:44

Douglas Alexander claimed this week that Facebook has made it difficult for politicians to campaign successfully. He said that Labour were struggling to win back voters in Scotland as a result of conspiracy theories being posted on… Continue reading

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Former Prime Minister John Major And Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband Give Evidence At The Leveson Inquiry

Currency wars: John Major vs Zac Goldsmith

19 March 2015 9:51

Zac Goldsmith recently wrote in the Spectator that it was his father – not the Labour party – who had stopped Britain from joining the euro. The Conservative MP claimed his dad Sir James Goldsmith… Continue reading

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Labour’s aggressive election campaign was evident in Miliband’s Budget response

18 March 2015 16:10

Ed Miliband didn’t produce a spectacular response to the Budget, but neither did he have a bad outing at the despatch box. It was certainly better than his performance last… Continue reading

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Labour and Lib Dems welcome ‘progress’ on TV debates

17 March 2015 17:14

So both Labour and the Lib Dems have responded to the TV debates with caution and enthusiasm respectively. A Labour spokesman said ‘based on the broadcasters’ proposals we have accepted… Continue reading

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