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April 28, 2016 No Comments

Brussels Commission: in the Belly of the Beast

If there is optimism about the outcome of the referendum in Downing Street they most definitely have not communicated it to Brussels successfully. EU Diplomats in the city mutter that they think it is all going the wrong way in the UK. In the Commission building, the Berlaymont, some officials say they’re gloomy about the prospects of Brexit.

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April 22, 2016 8 Comments

Farage says Project Fear is working

This Presidential visit ends a two-week barrage of Remain artillery which has left the Leave campaign winded and divided.

April 20, 2016 2 Comments

SNP works out where ‘centre of Scottish political opinion truly is’

Demanding powers and then not using them is one of the central stories at the heart of this campaign.

April 19, 2016 No Comments

Vote Leave’s ‘squeamishness about pressing the immigration button’

In Michael Gove, the Leave team have a joint convenor and leading voice who has never been comfortable with the Theresa May line on immigration.

April 14, 2016 1 Comment

Corbyn: a convincing conversion to Pro-EU?

Where better for Jeremy Corbyn to try to bail out Tory-led Project Fear on the EU than in the Ministry of Fear.

April 13, 2016 1 Comment

John Whittingdale: the minister, the papers and the dominatrix

We will probably never know if the newspapers that didn’t publish the Whittingdale story were hoping to apply pressure to the Culture Secretary.

April 7, 2016 5 Comments

Present, future and now past – Cameron seeks to head off tax queries

People close to the PM say he was fed up seeing his father’s face linked to unsavoury business practices, wanted to defend his father and felt he personally had nothing to hide.

April 6, 2016 4 Comments

Government warning: Brexit can damage your health

The Government’s leaflet setting out it’s case for Britain remaining in the EU is a pretty dour production. From next week it goes out to every household in the UK.

March 17, 2016 1 Comment

Budget – the morning after

The Resolution Foundation has been crunching the numbers from the Budget and they say they point to real average pay taking even longer to get back to pre-crash levels.

March 15, 2016 7 Comments

Academies for all – whether you want them or not

The abolition of non-academy schools marks the end of the system of devolved, local accountability for schools that goes back nearly 150 years. But why is it in the Budget?

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