UK politics

Grayling wins the perceptions battle

20 April 2010 16:29

Another day, another TV debate – only this time it was Alan Johnson, Chris Grayling and Chris Huhne behind the…

Inflation is the price of Brown’s recklessness

20 April 2010 15:47

Who would have thunk it? Inflation has again “surprised” on the upside – 3.4 per cent against a 2.0 percent…

The killer poster

20 April 2010 15:27

So, as Daniel Korski wrote earlier, a vote for Nick Clegg keeps Labour in office – surely fertile territory for…

A bumpy ride for Brown on Radio One

20 April 2010 14:00

Gordon, meet disillusionment.  Disillusionment, the Prime Minister.  Ask him questions on whatever you want: the economy, jobs, immigration, expenses –…

Just another politician

20 April 2010 11:51

Nick Clegg’s response to Andrew Neil’s question about his expenses at the Lib Dem press conference this morning, highlighted Clegg’s…

Not so squeaky clean

20 April 2010 11:04

“All my life, I’ve opposed the old politics,” says Nick Clegg ad nauseam. Not so it seems. Peter Oborne’s Mail…

Where is the killer poster?

20 April 2010 10:30

Most politicos agree that a vote for Nick Clegg will likely prop up a Labour government, even if it will…

Brown’s leadership back under the spotlight

20 April 2010 9:04

Things have clearly moved on since I wrote this back in March.  From Rachel Sylvester’s column today: “…those close to…

Clegg the politician

19 April 2010 18:28

Every time a Conservative is asked by the media about Nick Clegg they should reply, ‘Nick Clegg’s a clever politician,…

The growing sense that the worst is behind the Tories

19 April 2010 18:03

These have been a grim few days for the Conservative party. But there is a sense, just a sense mind,…

Where will Clegg meet his Waterloo?

19 April 2010 17:20

The FT’s Jim Pickard writes: ‘Cameron will be cursing the order of the debates. He’d much prefer to be attacking…

No clear winner in the foreign affairs debate

19 April 2010 15:23

Only defuse.  That seemed to be the approach of all three participants in the Daily Politics’ foreign affairs debate this…

And so to Brown…

19 April 2010 11:34

Haven’t we been here before?  Investment versus cuts, I mean.  Because that appears to be the main message of Labour’s…

Cameron’s two-pronged counterattack

19 April 2010 10:13

A freewheeling, shirt-sleeve kind of speech from Cameron in Kennington this morning. But not one that was without substance. His…

Can the Tories turn things from personality to policy?

19 April 2010 9:02

If the Lib Dem surge shows anything, then it’s the growing power of personality politics in this country.  A few…

YouGov have the Lib Dems on top

18 April 2010 20:10

Tonight’s YouGov tracker has the Lib Dems on 33 percent (up 4), the Tories on 32 percent (down 1) and…

Overseas aid could be a Tory winner in Con-Lib fights

18 April 2010 19:54

As the Conservatives start looking at areas where the Liberal Democrats are weak, or where differences can be drawn between…

How Whelan & Co. exploit Britain’s libel laws

18 April 2010 18:15

The Charlie Whelan problem is intensifying for Labour, with more revelations in the Mail on Sunday today taking on from…

How Cameron can stem the Lib Dem tide

18 April 2010 16:39

If the Tories are to beat back this Lib Dem surge, there are three things they need to do. First,…

Cameron has a policy agenda to change Britain – he should tell us about it

18 April 2010 14:04

Cameron has not, alas, broken free of the never-ending opinion poll bungee jump which is the story of his leadership of the…

Brown’s mindset on full display

18 April 2010 11:49

Labour high command will be very satisfied with Brown’s performance on Marr this morning. There was far less of the…

Mandelson contra Cameron

18 April 2010 11:08

So far as the Tories are concerned, Peter Mandelson is the political equivalent of an itch that you can’t scratch:…

The impediment to a Lib-Lab coalition

17 April 2010 16:43

Certainly, the Lib Dems’ current joy will prove transient; but for the first time since 1983 this is a three…

Nick Clegg: the Hans-Dietrich Genscher of Britain

17 April 2010 13:39

Nick Clegg has always said that if no party can command a majority in parliament, he will support the party…

Responding to the Lib Dem surge

17 April 2010 10:13

We’ve had the insta-polls and that eyectaching YouGov poll, and now we get the political reaction to Thursday’s TV debate. …