Gary Gibbon on Politics

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February 8, 2016 No Comments

Michael Gove: in the clink and on the referendum brink

Michael Gove defends the prison reforms on Channel 4 News tonight and tries to sell them to inmates at The Mount prison outside Hemel Hempstead.


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February 6, 2016 1 Comment

Hilary Benn on seeing the light on Europe

When Britain was last asked to vote on Europe, back in 1975, Hilary Benn was in the No campaign. But, unlike his father, he has since been convinced of the benefits of the EU.

February 3, 2016 4 Comments

David Cameron: emergency brake will reduce net migration

David Cameron says he is confident that his temporary emergency brake on in-work benefits will reduce net migration.

Is the PM guilty of Euro-favouritism?

Is the PM favouring departments led by ministers likely to back him over Europe? That’s the concern in Whitehall about how the negotiations with the EU played out.

February 2, 2016 2 Comments

EU deal: do the dissenters remain gagged?

The Prime Minister found himself in Wiltshire when the Speaker would’ve liked him to be speaking to the Commons answering an Urgent Question on the EU draft deal.

February 1, 2016 3 Comments

EU deal: we could be entering end game

David Cameron would not have sealed the deal he promised in his manifesto but he will argue that he’s sealed something comparable, the same ends by different means.

January 28, 2016 No Comments

Arron Banks – pitbull or saviour?

Arron Banks’ insurgent Leave campaign,, mocks the stately inactivity of Vote Leave, its Westminster obsession and its lack of grassroots activity.

January 25, 2016 4 Comments

Cecil Parkinson – once groomed as Thatcher’s successor

Here’s the piece of paper that tells you how high in Margaret Thatcher’s estimation Cecil Parkinson had risen by 1983.

January 21, 2016 4 Comments

David Cameron to EU: no rush!

I’m not convinced the PM is truly relaxed about whether he gets an early deal in Brussels or not. He told a Davos gathering he wasn’t in a hurry. Could’ve fooled Europe.

January 19, 2016 3 Comments

What difference did the polls make to the election?

Stewart Wood, senior adviser to Ed Miliband when he was Leader of the Labour Party, believes the polls must have been wrong for all the years of Ed Miliband’s leadership

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