Gary Gibbon on Politics

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January 27, 2015 5 Comments

Hung parliament predictions harden, coalition recedes

I hear that some senior advisers to Ed Miliband are reconciling themselves to the implausibility of a coalition even if there is a hung parliament. They are seriously pondering minority government and talking about the need for Ed Miliband to start planning for a second election as soon as September this year.

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Cameron adjustment – suit you sir?

David Cameron’s intention is to kill the TV debates altogether, and if not, then to get them out of the way so early that they don’t become seismic moments in the election campaign.

January 26, 2015 4 Comments

Cameron/Osborne: behold Greece and vote Conservative

Being asked about Greece was a tricky wicket for the Labour leader today. But the contrast with the blatant opportunism and attack mode of the Tories is striking.

January 21, 2015 2 Comments

Chilcot inquiry: Whitehall mutterings and political blame game

Is the Chilcot report into the Iraq war being delayed for political purposes or, more prosaically, just a bit disorganised but doing its best to be fair to witnesses?

January 16, 2015 3 Comments

Cameron: threat levels to Jewish community & police

Prime Minister David Cameron confirms that raising the threat level for the Jewish community would mean stepping up police patrols.

January 15, 2015 1 Comment

Election 2015 – whose side is Obama on?

The UK election debate on the economy is being fought out in Washington today with both Tories and Labour seeking US backing for their rival political ambitions.

January 13, 2015 2 Comments

Blair’s warning over on-the-runs: peace process ‘still fragile’

Tony Blair agrees, after several months, to give evidence to the Northern Ireland select committee over “on the run” letters sent to dozens of people.

January 8, 2015 2 Comments

Cameron says no TV debates without Greens

David Cameron thinks if he’s having to put up with Nigel Farage pulling away votes from him in a debate, Labour should have to put up with the Greens stealing votes off them too.

January 7, 2015 1 Comment

Merkel, museums and hyperventilating

This will not be a decisive moment in the David Cameron renegotiation strategy. And his critics would say the prime minister has a pretty good track record at misreading the German chancellor.

January 5, 2015 4 Comments

General election year kicks off: are they winning friends or alienating?

The Tories believe that for all the criticism levelled at their debunking project today, they are in a win-win situation.

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