Channel 4 News's political editor gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond.
Ed Miliband will hope to capitalise today on some rare good reviews after last night’s Sky/Channel 4 programme.
The Labour team always had “the debates” in the grid as the moment that Labour would break through as the public got a chance to look at Ed Miliband through fresh eyes.
The “debates” in the sense Labour wanted them are not happening, but Ed Miliband’s team will think they’re still in with a chance of getting a better image of their man across to voters.
On the last day of parliament, Labour MPs thwart a Tory plot to introduce secret ballots to elect the speaker and thus overthrow John Bercow. It seems the order to destroy him came from the very
The Tories claim they laid a giant elephant trap on VAT and that Ed Miliband walked right into it – but you can’t help wondering if Treasury mandarins are tearing their hair out.
You don’t hand over the baton on your way out on dissolution day 2020 (if the next government got that far). You hand it over earlier so your successor beds in.
Tories are comforting themselves that the fall-out will be limited because this was not a case of a white Tory candidate getting involved in dealings with the EDL.
To avoid damage to his reputation for prudence, George Osborne’s pre-election budget was short on giveaways but not without political trickery.
Tonight, as I write, the quad is meeting to try to sign off on the coalition’s last budget.
Abandoning consistency and deploying ruthless determination, David Cameron has got his way or something close to it on TV debates. Some will think that could be an omen for the election itself.
On the face of it, the answer to the question ‘who pays?’ for the 20 per cent ‘subsidy’ could be ‘the local council.’