UK politics

Osborne comes out fighting

21 April 2010 19:20

George Osborne put in a fiery and impressive performance in the Chancellor’s debate today, firing off some memorable one-liners as…

Get ready for “Clameronism”

21 April 2010 18:01

Since the Lib Dems starting surging there has been no shortage of speculation about the possible coalitions that may emerge…

Cable catches a broadside

21 April 2010 15:12

What is the difference between ‘an alternative’ and ‘an addition’? It is on this question that the Liberal Democrat manifesto…

Taking the attack to Vince

21 April 2010 12:47

With Cable’s and Clegg’s personal ratings being so high, the trick is to play the ball not the man. Ken…

The Tories need to get economical

21 April 2010 11:50

Nick Clegg handed Gordon Brown a lifeline in one respect: the economy’s old hat compared to the Clegg frenzy. Not…

Nick Clegg and the 3 am phone call

21 April 2010 10:27

Compared to many CoffeeHousers, I don’t find the Liberal Democrat’s foreign policy positions as problematic. Nick Clegg is smart, internationalist…

What happens if this is the result?

20 April 2010 21:15

Tonight’s YouGov poll has the Lib Dems three point ahead. They are on 34, the Tories on 31 and Labour…

Numbers which show why the TV debates are priceless for Nick Clegg

20 April 2010 18:01

How valuable was the TV debate to the Lib Dems?  Well, we’ve seen the poll numbers, of course.  But the…

A poster that cuts to the chase

20 April 2010 17:16

This feels like a first for this election campaign: a poster which gets quite specific on policy – and not…

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…