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May 22, 2015 No Comments

Why David Cameron needs some German stamping and Gallic scowling

David Cameron insisted at the end of this summit on ex-Soviet bloc countries that he hadn’t “usurped” the proceedings … but neither did he give them his undivided attention.

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EU renegotiation: Cameron warns of knock-backs and rows

David Cameron plans to remind EU leaders that nearly 4 million British voters backed Ukip. He thinks some EU countries under-estimate the British desire to move from the status quo in Europe.

Is Ukip a threat to Labour in the north?

Is Labour facing an existential threat in Northern seats from Ukip that could eat at a heartland just as the SNP has in Scotland?

May 21, 2015 No Comments

Cameron meets EU leaders for first time since election

Cameron is in Riga today to meet his fellow EU leaders for the first time since the election, but the focus won’t be on his party’s now mandated plans for renegotiation.

May 20, 2015 2 Comments

EU renegotiation – then and now

I’ve been talking to some with memories of the 1974-5 Common Market renegotiation and asking what lessons it has for the one David Cameron is embarking on.

May 18, 2015 12 Comments

SNP land grab as Commons meets for first time

The SNP have bagged the front rows of the Labour benches and nearly nabbed Dennis Skinner’s much-prided place. There were in at 8 trying to finesse their land grab.

May 14, 2015 1 Comment

Labour’s failure to connect with the ‘self-loathing’ Tories of Warwickshire North

On the ground in North Warwickshire with voters, I hear Labour’s messages were less targeted than the Tories’ and made no headway with Ukip deserters.

May 12, 2015 4 Comments

Cameron reaches out to the shy – or self-loathing – Tories

I’m not sure whether blue-collar workers do a lot of desk banging when they welcome people into the room, but that’s how Tory ministers decided to welcome David Cameron into the Cabinet

May 8, 2015 4 Comments

Three party leaders resign within 90 minutes

Three party leaders have now resigned within an hour and a half, but Ed Miliband’s must be the biggest emotional shock to the individual concerned.

May 7, 2015 1 Comment

If that exit poll is right…

If the exit poll is right, the Tories will have lost something like only 10 seats or so to Labour. And as the results come in we may find they may have pinched some off Labour.

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