Gary Gibbon on Politics

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October 29, 2014 1 Comment

Tories to rush arrest warrant vote for fear of worse

The government’s decided to bring forward the planned date for the vote on when it tries to re-join European Arrest Warrant (EAW). It will now happen in the first half of next month.

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October 28, 2014 12 Comments

Can Jim Murphy save Scottish Labour?

Jim Murphy is expected to declare his candidacy for the leadership of Scottish Labour in the next 48 hours, but some commentators say he has too much Blairite baggage to carry off the job.

October 14, 2014 1 Comment

Cameron sets high stakes for the Rochester by-election

In deciding to use an open primary to select the Tory Rochester by-election candidate, the Conservative leader has helped to set the stakes extraordinarily high.

October 13, 2014 5 Comments

Farage invited to TV debate

Deep down, the Tories worry Nigel Farage would sweep up support as he did in the Clegg/Farage debates in the European election.

October 10, 2014 3 Comments

Ukip flashing red lights in the Tory and Labour cockpits

The problem for Labour and the Conservatives is that a lot of Ukip voters don’t see much difference between their leaders.

October 8, 2014 10 Comments

Clegg attacks ‘un-British’ grievance politics

Nick Clegg revealed that George Osborne, when he refused to implement a bigger tax threshold leap in the 2012 budget, said: “I don’t want to deliver a Lib Dem budget.”

October 7, 2014 2 Comments

How are the Lib Dems defending their seats?

This morning I left the conference venue to take a look at one of the seats the Lib Dems are defending in Scotland.

October 5, 2014 2 Comments

Lib Dems adopt grim determination… and shirt sleeves

Danny Alexander is not without ambition. Over time he has tried various tactics to convince Lib Dems that they should take him to their hearts and consider him future leadership material.

October 4, 2014 2 Comments

Can more be done to find Islamic State murderers?

The PM told security chiefs at Chequers he wanted to be sure everything possible was being done to track down the killers of Alan Henning. But is there enough intelligence to find them?

Lib Dems – despite it all, still game?

Thousands poured into the area around the Lib Dem Conference in Glasgow at lunchtime, just as the debates were getting under way. Alas for the Lib Dems they were here to see live comedy next

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