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August 28, 2014 5 Comments

By-election headache for Cameron as Tory MP defects to Ukip

Senior Tories were thrilled to see Ukip disappearing from the media not long after the European Elections.

They know that Ukip performance in the polls is closely correlated to public profile.

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August 27, 2014 1 Comment

South Yorkshire PCC

You have to think it must be a question of time before Shaun Wright takes the hint and stands down.

August 26, 2014 2 Comments

Ramsgate, Uxbridge and election menace

Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson both announced the seats they would like to go for in the next election. Both hold menace for David Cameron – one is blatant and the other better concealed.

July 29, 2014 13 Comments

More Russian sanctions – but will they hurt?

The EU has been locked in talks over more sanctions on Russia. They should include an assessment of how badly the City could be hit by restrictions on Russian banks seeking capital.

July 25, 2014 7 Comments

Osborne marks GDP moment

George Osborne’s response to news that Britain has recovered all the ground lost in the recession of 2008-09 speaks volumes of a government that believes it can win the election.

July 22, 2014 6 Comments

Bildt on Ukraine and MH17: Europe woke up today

European Union foreign ministers meet with the prospect of tightening sanctions against Russia – but some still remain divided.

Flight MH17 – Putin tacks to restrain EU

European leaders will gather today for a foreign ministers’ meeting that is expected to be dominated by the issues of Russia and Ukraine. But what will actually be done?

July 21, 2014 No Comments

Russia: EU sanctions inch forward again

Don’t hold your breath for a thunderclap of judgement on Russia tomorrow at the EU foreign ministers’ gathering. You might get some tough rhetoric but you will not see a major

July 16, 2014 2 Comments

The Goves, Ken Clarke and Jean-Claude Juncker

I understand word has gone out to Mrs Gove to stop hitting the tweet button after a series of messages blurted out on Wednesday. They threatened to undermine the coordinated Gove/Cameron operation

July 15, 2014 2 Comments

Making way for ‘girlies’? Cameron’s new government

Men are still overly represented in the post-reshuffle government – but that’s not what it feels like to some grumbling Tory males around Westminster.

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