2015

The ten best home video releases of 2015

7 December 2015 16:00

‘Tis the season for end-of-year lists. Here is mine. It’s for the ten best home video releases of 2015; which…

Boris hits the campaign trail — and admits being Tory leader would be a ‘wonderful thing’

22 April 2015 17:10

The Tories’s not-so-secret weapon has finally been deployed. Boris Johnson hit the campaign trail with David Cameron today, solving a…

The joys of unrealistic New Year’s resolutions

2 January 2015 11:48

There’s something so depressing about the newspapers’ tips for sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions that to shield yourself from…

Bored bores boring – critics love the Dull Men’s calendar

14 October 2014 10:33

The Telegraph has a nice photo gallery featuring the specimens of the 2015 Dull Men of Great Britain calendar, which our…

Osborne’s gambles

31 May 2012 17:27

There is now a general acceptance that the Tories’ 2015 election manifesto will contain a pledge, dare one say a…

Osborne’s £12bn question

19 September 2011 12:05

The FT makes for grim reading this morning (£). The paper claims to have replicated the Office for Budget Responsibility’s…

Clegg’s leadership conundrum

17 September 2011 16:40

If Nick Clegg has decided that he won’t run for re-election, what are the implications? Today’s Daily Mail serializes a…

Osborne’s debt dilemma

8 August 2011 13:11

If there’s one sentiment that defines George Osborne’s article for the Telegraph today, it’s that there is no need for…

To see whether the coalition will last, watch how the Lib Dems respond to Dilnot

4 July 2011 12:23

The approach that the Liberal Democrats take to social care over the next few weeks and months will be the…

The coming battle over university places

28 June 2011 9:03

Until now, the debate over universities has dwelt inevitably on how much students need to stump up in tuition fees.…

Building a yellow-beating strategy

2 June 2011 16:40

If the Tories are to win an overall majority at the next election, they are almost certainly going to have…

The coalition’s 2015 problem

31 May 2011 16:10

The generals and the politicians are at odds with each other. This much has been clear since the run-up to…

Miliband may be punished for his contempt for Clegg

5 April 2011 13:09

Ed Miliband’s hand of friendship has to be one of the shakiest body parts in British politics. Sometimes it’s extended…

Clegg’s new direction?

28 March 2011 14:12

Perhaps the most interesting political story of the weekend was Nick Clegg’s political mentor, Paddy Ashdown rejecting the idea that…

Cleggballs

24 March 2011 17:24

Amid allegations of Clegg being a Tory stooge, this Brown-esque mic-boob is likely to run. It’ll also be reprised at…

Winning in 2015

26 January 2011 13:01

Danny Finkelstein’s column in The Times today (£) is well worth reading. Finkelstein sets out two worries, first that the…

Clegg: Read my lips…

5 January 2011 17:13

This comment from Nick Clegg – speaking to the Evening Standard today – deserves pasting into the political scrapbook: “Let…

Will Osborne be vindicated in 2015?

4 January 2011 15:15

VAT, VAT, VAT – but what’s this? The main headline on today’s FT doesn’t mention the sales tax at all,…

Labour’s first manifesto commitment for 2015

27 December 2010 16:06

Courtesy of Alan Johnson’s interview in the Independent today: “Both [Ed Miliband and Johnson] have accepted that it is ‘inconceivable’…

Coy Cleggites?

23 November 2010 18:13

In a must read post, Anthony Wells notes that there is a new variant of the Shy Tory and Bashful…