UK politics

Counting the cost of Labour’s national insurance hike

13 April 2010 18:53

Insightful work from the FT’s Chris Giles, who has dug out a couple of academic articles – including one co-authored,…

Brown will fear the foreign policy debate most of all

13 April 2010 18:08

The Tories’ Invitation to join the Government was never going to dwell on defence. (You can listen to the brief…

Voting blues

13 April 2010 17:06

One of the key questions in any election is turnout: whose voters will turn up and whose won’t. People are…

The return of Chris Grayling

13 April 2010 15:53

Adam Boutlon’s interview with Chris Grayling this afternoon felt like a pressure valve being released.  Grayling’s recent low profile had…

The Big Idea Competition

13 April 2010 15:27

Whatever your political leanings, it is hard to deny that the Tories won the Big Idea Competition. The Labour Party…

Around the Web: Conservative manifesto

13 April 2010 14:32

You can read Fraser’s verdict here, but this is what the rest of the Web had to say: Janet Daley…

The Tories’ great manifesto launch

13 April 2010 13:09

Battersea Power Station is chosen as an allegory for Britain – “a building in need of rejuvenation in a country…

Tory manifesto launch – live blog

13 April 2010 10:53

Stay tuned for live coverage from 1100. 1238: And that’s it. Phew – quite a marathon.  A strong central message,…

Don’t mention ze Europe

13 April 2010 10:37

The Conservative Party’s departure from the European People’s Party came down to a choice of expediency over principle. If you…

Where’s the surprise?

13 April 2010 9:09

Am I the only one who’d care for a bit more uncertainty and surprise when it comes to the election…

The Tories invite you to join government

12 April 2010 23:29

Battersea Power Station was the site of one of the Tories’ most effective publicity stunts of recent months – and…

Unison enters the political poster fray

12 April 2010 18:29

  In which case, two questions for CoffeeHousers to mull over: i) To what extent will union attacks harm the…

Labour’s nuclear no-show

12 April 2010 17:39

Today, President Barack Obama hosts leaders from 46 countries for a two-day nuclear security summit that will focus on how…

What Brown really offers Britain…

12 April 2010 16:40

Labour’s manifesto cover has been the cause of much merriment online – creating what the Americans call “subvertisments”. ConservativeHome has…

Adam Boulton’s damning verdict

12 April 2010 15:39

We’ve already collected some of the general blogosphere response to Labour’s manifesto launch, but this addendum is worth making separately. …

Around the Web: Labour’s manifesto

12 April 2010 15:25

We have some video footage of Brown’s speech at Spectator Live, and you can read Pete’s analysis here. Elsewhere on…

Brown’s thin air manifesto

12 April 2010 13:15

“You got that, Britain? We. Are. The. Future. Future, future, future. The Tories are the past. We are the Future.…

Labour manifesto launch: live blog

12 April 2010 11:24

1240: And Brown rounds proceedings off by saying “future” a few times.  Did you manage to stay awake?  Never mind…

Come out, come out wherever you are

12 April 2010 11:21

Chris Grayling, the Shadow Home Secretary and former attack dog, seems to have been cast into outer darkness. As with…

Will Labour’s manifesto mean the end of VAT attacks on the Tories?

12 April 2010 9:07

You know it’s the day you’ve all been waiting for, CoffeeHousers – the day of Labour’s manifesto launch.  Last Thursday,…

What would you ask Cameron?

11 April 2010 22:46

David Cameron takes a few journalists with him on each of his one-day tours, and it’s my turn tomorrow: 6am…

Nick Clegg’s self-defeating Scargillian rhetoric

11 April 2010 18:42

The transformation of Nick Clegg from moderate Europeanist to a populist continues apace. The Lib Dem leader is very serious…

Even Cable can’t defend the Lib Dems’ misleading poster

11 April 2010 16:35

This poster by the LibDems is perhaps the most dishonest one of the campaign so far – and Vince Cable…

Spectator readers and professional pollsters predict a Tory majority

11 April 2010 14:43

Underneath the IoS poll which David mentioned earlier there’s a set of election predictions from professional pollsters.  Differing margins of…

Does it pay to be mendacious?

11 April 2010 12:00

Lying is a politician’s occupational hazard. The Independent on Sunday has published a Com Res poll confirming that truism. The majority of…