Gary Gibbon on Politics

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April 15, 2014 No Comments

Birmingham: DCLG tried to stop Clarke appointment

The Department for Communities and Local Government put in a written objection to Michael Gove’s plan to pull in a former head of police counter terrorism operations to oversee an investigation into schools in Birmingham.


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April 14, 2014 No Comments

EU Russia sanctions would be a ‘balance of harm’

Few European Union members want Russia to get away with its actions in eastern Ukraine. But the next phase of anti-Russian sanctions would involve EU countries taking a significant hit

April 10, 2014 No Comments

Ed Miliband’s army of Lib Dem switchers

Introducing the voters who may decide the next election. Not Tories tempted by Ukip, but disillusioned Lib Dems now thinking of voting Labour.

April 9, 2014 13 Comments

Maria Miller didn’t jump – she was discreetly pushed

The official version of events is that the prime minister was taken by surprise by Maria Miller’s resignation, but my sources tell me the decision was made to “get rid of

April 8, 2014 No Comments

Tories and the ethnic community vote

How have the Tories done in wooing the ethnic minority vote? Political Editor Gary Gibbon heads to Wolverhampton to find out.

April 7, 2014 No Comments

Maria Miller – ‘under review’

Things are not looking great for Maria Miller. One government source put her chances of surviving the week “no better than 60 per cent”.

April 3, 2014 No Comments

Maria Miller, fishing and wrecks

The story behind Maria Miller and the latest installment of the MPs’ expenses scandal.

April 2, 2014 4 Comments

Farage/Clegg II: ‘People’s army’ versus ‘modern realism’

Elvis, cheap nannies, Putin and the “underclass” – my take on Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg’s second debate.

March 31, 2014 2 Comments

George Osborne’s fight for ‘full employment’

George Osborne today set himself a new commitment: to “fight for full employment in Britain”, Gary Gibbon reports.

March 27, 2014 4 Comments

Could Labour lose Scottish seats?

Could a “no” vote in the referendum on Scottish independence seriously undermine Labour’s chances of holding its Scottish seats in the next general election?

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