TV debate

Tories convinced ‘moment of maximum danger’ has passed

5 April 2015 12:45

On Thursday night, David Cameron didn’t eviscerate the competition. But nor did he suffer any damage and that, to Tory…

Don’t let this election turn us into Little Britain

4 April 2015 17:46

If elections are job interviews, as party leaders like to say, then this interview has so far failed to assess…

Five things to watch for during tonight’s debate

2 April 2015 13:00

1) Can Natalie Bennett do enough to spark another Green surge? After Natalie Bennett’s infamous ‘brain fade’ the Green surge…

Can Natalie Bennett exceed expectations on Thursday night?

31 March 2015 12:09

Few politicians can have gone into a debate with lower expectations than Natalie Bennett. After her ‘brain fade’ on LBC,…

Stakes raised ahead of Thursday night’s debate

29 March 2015 13:00

The stakes have been raised, at least psychologically, for Thursday night’s debate. Today’s YouGov poll has Labour four points ahead,…

TV election debates don’t fit the UK democratic system. Hence the chaos

6 March 2015 20:46

I wish I could get worked up about the televised election debates (or lack thereof). I can understand that it’s a very…

Cameron annoyed by TV debate proposals that include Ukip but not the Greens

13 October 2014 13:52

The broadcasters’ proposals for the TV debates have not gone down particularly well in many quarters of Westminster. David Cameron,…

Is Nigel Farage wimping out on scary Nick Clegg’s debate challenge?

20 February 2014 13:07

Who knew Nick Clegg was so scary? As James revealed this morning, the Lib Dem leader has challenged Nigel Farage,…

Leaders debates are on: officially

4 December 2013 13:17

Westminster Christmas party season is in full swing. Half the Cabinet dropped by the Sky News bash at the Intercontinental…

Ed Miliband’s second conference message: ‘bring it on’

25 September 2013 21:01

If you’re looking for two phrases to summarise this year’s Labour conference, they’d be ‘Britain can do better than this’…

Vice-President Biden closes the enthusiasm gap

12 October 2012 7:24

The conventional wisdom dictates that debates between VP candidates are nights that should only interest political anoraks. But the last…

Boris is right, but will anyone listen?

3 April 2012 19:10

The tensions that have been bubbling away in the London mayoral contest spilt out into the open today with Boris…

Yes he Cain?

7 May 2011 18:19

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Have you ever heard of Herman Cain? Neither have most Americans. The latest Gallup…

Will there be TV debates at the next election?

5 May 2011 18:09

One might have thought that the TV debates would become an immovable fixture in British general elections. But apparently not.…

Cameron must not radically change his style at PMQs

2 June 2010 14:11

Watching David Cameron’s mannequin-like performance during the TV election debates, it became apparent just how good he is at the…

Best and worst of the campaign: Nick Clegg

6 May 2010 16:41

Clegg’s best moment: the first TV debate No one could have predicted that 90 minutes of television would have such…

Best and worst of the campaign: Gordon Brown

6 May 2010 15:10

As we wait for the polls to close, and the final countdown to begin, we at Coffee House thought it…

The shape of public sentiment

5 May 2010 13:33

Silver medal in the Graph of the Day contest (we’ll have the gold medallist up on Coffee House later) goes…

Tories win Today’s first post-debate debate

30 April 2010 11:25

Today’s debate was riveting. It showed two candidates who were miles away from each other. One was clear, honest and…

Labour’s campaign implodes

30 April 2010 10:44

Labour’s campaign has been dysfunctional. ‘Bigot-gate’, the concealed cuts, the absence of a spending review, open challenges to the leadership,…