Manifesto

Boris Johnson has gambled big by pledging to spend small

24 November 2019 21:06

Boris Johnson just took a very big political risk, by not making any serious attempt to compete with Labour on…

Boris promises an extra 50,000 nurses – but where’s he going to find them?

24 November 2019 17:41

This election campaign has long since descended into a contest to see who can spray around the largest sums of…

Tories under fire over fake Labour manifesto

21 November 2019 14:41

The Tories were accused of spreading fake news during the election debate after they changed the name of the official…

The political parties are not being honest about their tax and spending plans

26 May 2017 11:33

After the atrocity in Manchester on Monday night, campaigning for the general election resumes today. With just a fortnight to…

Housing is escalating up the political agenda

23 May 2017 12:41

As we ready ourselves for what has become an annual pilgrimage to the polling booths, in terms of finance there…

Over-45s fear for retirement if the Tories reduce the state pension

17 May 2017 12:37

With the news dominated by the political parties’ respective manifestos, there’s a lot of information to digest. At the time…

How do you solve a problem like the pensions system? Spectator Money has a solution

9 May 2017 11:34

What should be done to our muddled and over-complicated pensions system? We (our politicians, that is) have created a pensions…

Do we trust politicians to solve our financial problems? Of course not

8 May 2017 12:27

Do we trust politicians? Is that the same as asking if we trust estate agents, door-to-door salesmen or, er, journalists?…

Scrapping the pension triple lock would be bad news for pensioners – and the Tories

27 April 2017 12:30

The wrangling over key policy areas in the upcoming general election has begun in earnest. If you’re already tired of…

Hold the front page: energy providers are against plans to cap bills

24 April 2017 13:35

I am inundated with press releases, emails and phone calls from PRs, all wanting to talk about their clients, the…

Four things you need to know about the IFS’ manifesto analysis

23 April 2015 15:17

Nobody’s perfect, are they? The IFS found something to criticise today for all the parties — the Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems…

The Green Party’s animal policies: where the ridiculous outweighs the sensible

14 April 2015 18:45

Lo, the official Green Party manifesto was released, and the animals they did rejoice. Or did they? The British Association for…

Exclusive: watch a preview of the Conservatives’ manifesto launch video

14 April 2015 10:22

David Cameron will take to the stage in an hour to launch the Conservatives’ 2015 manifesto. Before he does, a…

Campaign kick-off: 23 days to go

14 April 2015 9:12

Today, it’s the Conservative Party’s turn to release its manifesto. Labour pushed out its own document ‘Britain can do better’…

Ten things you need to know about Labour’s manifesto

13 April 2015 15:45

Labour has launched its election manifesto in Manchester today, entitled ‘Britain can be better’. The document (pdf here) includes some…

Why Labour’s bold manifesto move won’t work

13 April 2015 13:49

Labour’s manifesto is the most daring move of this campaign so far. The party has decided to try and address…

Is Labour really wise to take on the Tories on the economy?

13 April 2015 12:46

Ed Miliband gave a good, forceful, well-received speech at Labour’s manifesto launch this morning. It couldn’t have been anything else,…

The truth behind David Cameron’s new inheritance tax policy

12 April 2015 14:10

David Cameron’s new Inheritance tax policy is clearly an important political message of aspiration and family values rather than a…

‘I’m voting Ukip… because I work for them’

22 April 2014 15:04

Ukip is the Common Sense party that listens to ordinary people. So says Lizzy Vaid, who appears on the party’s…

The Lib Dems could go from being the ‘nice party’ to the ‘nasty party’

11 March 2014 13:22

Danny Alexander managed to please Ed Balls at Treasury Questions today by revealing that he wasn’t opposed to the Shadow…