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Let’s have iMembers in our parties and really change politics

9 July 2013 18:08

Ed Miliband got it right. Faced with a fiasco in Falkirk, where the trade union, Unite, attempted to fix the Parliamentary selection process, the Labour leader has come out on… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband's Speech On Reforming Labour's Links With Unions

Ed Miliband’s Surprisingly Bold Plan for A New Model Labour Party

9 July 2013 16:11

Tony Blair has welcomed Ed Miliband’s “big speech” on reforming Labour’s relationship with its Trade Union backers. And so has Len McCluskey, chief potentate at Unite, the Union whose allegedly… Continue reading

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Santorum drops out

10 April 2012 20:24

So, Rick Santorum has called it quits and abandoned his quest for the nomination. The decision effectively makes Romney the 2012 Republican nominee. Finally. Republican Party chiefs will feel a… Continue reading

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Romney can’t shake off his ‘Etch A Sketch’ label

23 March 2012 15:32

Presidential candidates are used to having all sorts of derogatory monikers hurled in their direction. But they don’t expect them to come from one of their own senior advisers. And… Continue reading

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Rand Paul as Romney’s Vice President?

15 March 2012 12:31

American hacks have been mystified by what seems to be a ‘non-aggression pact’ between Republican presidential candidates Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. The two men are in many ways opposites.… Continue reading

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Romney still can’t seal the deal

14 March 2012 11:07

Poor old Mitt Romney. He just can’t win. Every time it looks as if he’s finally closing in on the Republican nomination, he slips again. Rick Santorum triumphed yesterday in… Continue reading

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Like father, like son?

7 March 2012 17:30

Given all the buzz around Super Tuesday, we thought CoffeeHousers might care to read this piece from tomorrow’s edition of Spectator Australia, which compares Mitt Romney to his father George,… Continue reading

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A super Tuesday in store for Romney

6 March 2012 9:28

After regaining the momentum with victories in Michigan and Arizona last week — and another in Washington State at the weekend — Mitt Romney looks set to enjoy a pretty… Continue reading

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Romney: ‘we didn’t win by a lot, but we won by enough’

29 February 2012 8:21

It’ll be a relieved Mitt Romney and a deflated Rick Santorum who head to Ohio ahead of next week’s Super Tuesday primaries. Romney scored an impressive 21-point victory in Arizona… Continue reading

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Will Democrats decide the result of Michigan’s Republican primary?

28 February 2012 17:07

Tonight’s another very important night for the Republican presidential hopefuls, with primaries in Arizona and Michigan. Mitt Romney seems assured of a decent win in the former, where the latest… Continue reading

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Romney’s little helper

24 February 2012 17:16

The Republican primary is dragging on longer than Mitt Romney had hoped — and it’s hurting him. His poll ratings have begun to plummet, and his war chest is feeling… Continue reading

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Rombo vs Santorum

15 February 2012 18:43

Having reclaimed the mantle of ‘Anti-Romney in Chief’, Rick Santorum is now surging in the polls. He’s moved into a narrow lead at the national level and – more importantly –… Continue reading

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The Republican race is taking its toll on Romney

10 February 2012 16:23

Rick Santorum’s surprise clean-sweep of three states on Tuesday certainly suggests that the battle for this year’s Republican nomination will go on a fair bit longer than looked likely after… Continue reading

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Santorum shakes it up

8 February 2012 9:18

Consult the soothsayers again, and rewrite the forecasts: the race for the Republican nomination has taken yet another turn. No-one much talked about Rick Santorum after he was retroactively awarded… Continue reading

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Romney gives Gingrich a ‘shellacking’ in Florida

1 February 2012 8:02

‘A double-digit shellacking’. That’s how Gingrich endorser Herman Cain described Mitt Romney’s 14-point win over Newt Gingrich in last night’s Florida primary. It has certainly helped Romney get over the… Continue reading

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Romney to win in Florida, but by how much?

31 January 2012 9:15

When this week began, Newt Gingrich was the clear favourite to win tonight’s Florida primary. He’d just beaten Mitt Romney by 13 points in South Carolina and two new polls… Continue reading

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Is Newt’s chance slipping away?

27 January 2012 15:55

Thanks to his spectacular surge last week, culminating in a big win in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, Newt Gingrich looked like he was back in contention for the… Continue reading

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Romney’s tax returns provide ammo for his opponents

24 January 2012 15:40

Finally, grudgingly, Mitt Romney has released his tax returns for the last two years. After much um-ing and ah-ing — and a lot of prodding from Democrats, Newt Gingrich and… Continue reading

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Gingrich wins South Carolina

22 January 2012 1:03

They said South Carolina would be Mitt Romney’s big test. Tonight, he failed it. The networks have called the primary for Newt Gingrich, and CNN’s exit poll shows him beating… Continue reading

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South Carolina could put Gingrich back in the hunt

21 January 2012 10:06

When the week began, the idea of anyone but Mitt Romney claiming victory in tonight’s South Carolina primary seemed fanciful. He had a 10 point lead in the polls, giving… Continue reading

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Newt’s good week might come to an early end

19 January 2012 16:02

video platform video management video solutions video player It had been a pretty good week for Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign. He put in a strong performance in Monday night’s debate,… Continue reading

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No more Mr Nice Guy

16 January 2012 10:01

So Jon Huntsman is dropping out of the US Presidential race today. Apparently a battle with Rick Perry for fifth in South Carolina didn’t appeal. Even though he looked like… Continue reading

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Romney wins comfortably this time

11 January 2012 6:51

Last night Mitt Romney became the first Republican, excluding sitting Presidents, to win both the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire Primary. And unlike in Iowa last week, his supporters… Continue reading

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What to expect in New Hampshire

10 January 2012 8:57

Tonight’s New Hampshire primary is very unlikely to provide the sort of razor-thin margin we saw in Iowa last week. Mitt Romney looks assured of a comfortable win – Nate… Continue reading

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Romney hit from all sides on investment career

9 January 2012 18:04

I noted on Saturday that one of the main attacks the Democrats are employing against Mitt Romney revolves around his 14 years as head of Bain Capital, a private equity… Continue reading

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