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Will South Africa act over Zimbabwe?

6 June 2008 17:02

Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe is as dependent on South Africa as Ian Smith’s Rhodesia, and The LA Times editorial board has…

Is the worst over for Brown?

6 June 2008 15:01

There is a little glimmer of hope this afternoon for Gordon Brown: the Politics Home 5,000 Panel reports that Brown’s…

How to get hold of the Spectator 180th Anniversary issue

6 June 2008 13:30

We’ve had quite a few people asking how to get hold of the special Spectator 180th Anniversary issue, other than…

Miliband needs to check his facts

6 June 2008 11:24

Strikingly good BBC Question Time last night, the highlight of which was David Miliband being asked if he could save…

New poll suggests the Irish might vote No on the EU Reform Treaty

6 June 2008 10:39

Over at Centre Right, Tim Montgomerie flags up a new poll that shows the No campaign leading in Ireland in…

Blair highlights Brown’s weaknesses

6 June 2008 8:56

Tony Blair’s return to the GMTV sofa and Parliament yesterday showed up Gordon Brown’s communications deficiencies. Blair spoke in fluent human, defused…

Brown squares off against the Bank of England

5 June 2008 20:21

The intriguing power struggle between Gordon Brown and Mervyn King has just heated up a few notches. Since (finally) securing…

Now the Blairites want to be the heirs to Cameron’s ideas

5 June 2008 18:21

A friend of Coffee House passes on an email from Progress which announces a series of seminars “which will ask…

Which senior cabinet minister thinks he’s been over-promoted?

5 June 2008 15:51

Adam Boulton has a great little scoop over at his blog, one senior member of the cabinet has been telling…

Gordon ties himself to the mast on vehicle excise duty

5 June 2008 14:51

Sam Coates points out over at Red Box that Gordon Brown boxed himself in on vehicle excise duty at PMQs…

A classic underclass problem?

5 June 2008 12:59

What’s the cause of knife crime? The government has today focused on tightening laws etc. But if Charles Murray were…

It might not be right for Dannatt to go public, but he is right

5 June 2008 11:46

One can question the propriety of General Sir Richard Dannatt speaking out about serviceman’s pay in The Sun but it…

In the latest issue

5 June 2008 10:56

We’ve just uploaded the content from the latest issue of the magazine. And I’d strongly recommend you read Matt’s interview…

Hillary bows to the inevitable

5 June 2008 8:52

“Senator Clinton will be hosting an event in Washington, DC to thank her supporters and express her support for Senator…

Will Labour’s expectations management spin be right again?

4 June 2008 18:25

Over at Red Box, Sam Coates reports that Labour is already lowering expectations for its performance in Henley, briefing that…

Brown’s "record employment"

4 June 2008 16:30

Gordon Brown frequently asserts Britain has record employment or that Labour has “the best employment record in history” (Hansard, 16…

PMQs footage

4 June 2008 15:02

Thanks to the great Politics Home, here’s footage of the Cameron and Brown exchanges in PMQs:

A ticket to defeat

4 June 2008 14:59

Picking Hillary Clinton as his VP would be fatal to Obama’s chances. It is hard to imagine a move that…

The rebirth of inflation

4 June 2008 14:10

Many years ago, Roger Bootle wrote a book called ‘The Death of Inflation’ which was a brilliant guide to understanding…

Brown and Cameron do battle over statistics

4 June 2008 12:58

Many CoffeeHousers have asked why Cameron doesn’t lampoon Brown for using his trademark dodgy figures as per our Brownie series.…

What now for Obama and McCain?

4 June 2008 12:33

If John McCain or his supporters had any doubts about the challenges ahead, they should have been removed last night.…

What are the odds?

4 June 2008 11:59

Apologies for the confusion folks, but William Hill has sent over the actual odds for ministers to lose their seat.…

Boris stands down as MP for Henley

4 June 2008 10:53

So, Boris has formally announced he’s standing down as MP for Henley. No surprise. But it’s a welcome announcement nonetheless.…

Obama: I will be the nominee

4 June 2008 7:23

Hillary Clinton might not have conceded last night but Barack Obama now has the delegates he needs to be the…

Obama will have enough delegates to formally claim the nomination once the Montana and South Dakota results come in

4 June 2008 0:38

NBC’s delegate count shows that following the flurry of super delegate declarations for him today, Obama is only 11 away from…