2010 Election

Is Ed Miliband a) hopeless, b) on course to become Prime Minister or c) both?

22 August 2013 12:15

I have never quite understood Ed Miliband’s appeal. He always reminds me of Cuthbert Cringeworthy from The Bash Street Kids. I…

Where was Lord Adonis during those 5 days in May?

6 June 2013 17:28

Andrew Adonis is in the loop. At least that’s the impression you might get from 5 Days in May; his…

The Voters, Damn Them, Refute the Tory Right

13 October 2011 12:24

At the risk of careering round an old argument, Jonathan, the graphs you’ve produced on political affiliations are yet another…

Clegg contra the British Establishment

14 July 2011 9:32

In some ways, Gordon Brown’s absurd speech yesterday evening felt like the crest of a wave. It’s not that the…

The trouble with today’s social care report

4 July 2011 9:04

Uncertainty reigns. Or at least when it comes to today’s Dilnot Report into social care it does. We largely know…

Treasury notes reveal Osborne’s position on euro bailouts

1 July 2011 17:23

There has been much talk about what George Osborne told Alistair Darling about the EU bailout mechanism during those days…

Cameron: Gordon Brown could have remained as PM under AV

18 April 2011 14:29

Here is David Cameron at this morning’s event, arguing that FPTP produces decisive results, even in the event of a…

This year’s biggest story

29 December 2010 16:34

This year was so rich in stories – Expensesgate, the election and historic coalition, the Icelandic volcano, General McChrystal’s dismissal,…

What will the Lib Dems say at the next election?

5 December 2010 19:06

The rapidly increasing likelihood that the Lib Dem payroll vote will vote to increase the amount that universities can charge…

Labour’s fighting instincts flourishing in opposition

7 September 2010 13:26

Keith Vaz’s sleight of hand to get Yates of the Yard before his committee today and to confirm that his…

It’s turning into an extremely good week for Osborne

18 March 2010 16:52

The gods are smiling on George Osborne. On Monday, he wrote an excellent article in the FT, explaining why he…

Yet more good money after bad

8 March 2010 18:02

So, the government is tying the taxpayer to £11bn of new IT contracts before the election, making the Tories’ planned…

Six Tory Promises: How Impressed are You?

27 February 2010 0:32

Actually, there seem to be rather more than six promises Still, the Daily Mail reports on a series of Tory…

Getting the Tories back on track

25 February 2010 18:25

At the beginning of this week the key figures in the Tory election campaign gathered together in Notting Hill to…

A Future Fair for All

20 February 2010 2:44

Yup, that’s what the whizz kids and the marketing gurus at Labour HQ have come up with for Labour’s election…

Brown goes shopping for votes

19 February 2010 17:54

There’s an interview with Gordon Brown today in the Mirror about his relationship with his mother. As you might expect…

Labour’s spin machine needs a service

19 February 2010 15:10

Has Alastair Campbell lost his touch? In his heyday, Labour’s spin was mesmeric, with the godlike Campbell blowing smoke and…

Sunny side up?

19 February 2010 10:30

Earlier this week I asked what Obama’s experience could teach a Cameron government. At the same time, there has been…

What the markets are banking on

17 February 2010 19:10

Hamish McRae’s column today contains news of a warning that I had not seen reported elsewhere: ‘The capital markets division…

Vote for the party of Frank Gallagher

17 February 2010 16:29

Following the success of the ‘I’ve never voted Tory’ spoofs, Tim Montgomerie has launched My Labour Poster and welcomes your…