UK politics

Lacking in boldness

6 July 2009 13:10

David Miliband is right that political parties need to adapt if they are to survive. Membership of all the main…

Brown puts on his gloomy face for the world stage

6 July 2009 9:00

How peculiar.  After all the economic optimism coming out of government recently, all the talk of recovery by the end…

Pure Balls

5 July 2009 17:19

According to the Sunday Times, poor old Shaun Woodward is getting the blame for inspiring Brown’s mendacious “Labour investment v…

More blows against Brown’s spending narrative

5 July 2009 11:19

It’s public spending time again, dear CoffeeHousers, with a couple of eye-catching articles in  today’s papers.  The first is a…

Gary McKinnon is a victim of injustice

5 July 2009 10:32

Well done to the Mail for their continued support for Gary McKinnon, whose case featured on their front page a…

Brown’s U-turns analysed

3 July 2009 18:28

Steve Richards’ column in today’s Independent – analysing Brown’s u-turns on the Post Office, 42 days and the abolition of…

The candidates for cuts

3 July 2009 16:20

Over at the Beeb website, Mark Easton flags up a new Ipsos MORI poll on public spending; you can view…

Another one for Miliband’s collection of cock-ups

3 July 2009 14:35

Great spot by Paul Waugh, who’s got evidence of the latest Miliband cock-up over at his blog.  Basically, Miliband told…

Brown announces his agricultural policy

3 July 2009 12:05

I think it’s fair to say that the Dear Leader is out of his comfort zone here: Hat-tip: Paul Waugh

Can Brown’s inner circle be broken?

3 July 2009 11:28

Given the speculation that’s whirling around Westminster about plots to oust Brown in the autumn, it’s worth noting this passage…

Darling’s position of strength

3 July 2009 9:01

Interviewed in today’s Indy, Alistair Darling’s “get real” warning to the bankers seems to be grabbing the headlines – but…

Things the Tories shouldn’t do

2 July 2009 17:40

It strikes me as being in both bad taste and politically foolish for Alan Duncan to suggest that Gordon Brown…

Breaking: Osborne’s expense claims to be investigated by Standards watchdog

2 July 2009 15:07

More from PoliticsHome. UPDATE: Paul Waugh has a copy of the original complaint.

Advertising cuts

2 July 2009 13:50

If you’re stuck for something to do during this sweltering afternoon, then it’s well worth flicking through David Cameron’s speech…

Tories move to raise the standard of teachers

2 July 2009 11:52

Michael Gove’s speech today is another sign that the Tories are serious about raising educational standards. In it, Gove proposes…

Brown primes his new dividing line

2 July 2009 11:03

With Brown shifting his position on spending by the minute, it’s worth highlighting this snippet from today’s Guardian: “Treasury ministers,…