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    1. April 24, 2015

      UK electoral promises that fail to convince

      A phrase to madden the political obsessive is “they are all the same”. Clearly, politicians are not all the same. Wander...

    2. April 24, 2015

      This is no time for the Tories to panic

      If politicians are meant — as the late governor of New York, Mario Cuomo, held — to campaign in poetry and govern in prose,...

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    1. April 24, 2015

      Watford witnesses the outbreak of a very civil war

      Somewhere in Britain there had to be a place where even in 2015 elections were still being conducted properly, a Nirvana...

    2. April 24, 2015

      Cameron hits back at Miliband over migrant remarks

      David Cameron accused Ed Miliband of making an “ill-judged intervention” on Friday after Labour suggested the prime...

    3. April 23, 2015

      Business jitters at Tory tactics as Cameron bets on ground war

      Business leaders have become frustrated at the tactics and tone of the Conservative election campaign, amid concern in...

    4. April 23, 2015

      UK election: Who will run Britain?

      British politics has traditionally been painted in binary colours: Labour red and Conservative blue. But the general...

    5. April 23, 2015

      General election: Testing the mood in Ukip marginal

      David Cameron has been accused by Labour of “scaremongering” and kindling English nationalism, but among voters in the...

    6. April 23, 2015

      SNP spending plans imply same cuts as Labour, says IFS

      The Scottish National party’s spending plans imply the same cuts, if not more, than Labour’s plans over the next five years,...

    7. April 23, 2015

      George Osborne hits UK deficit reduction target for 2014-15

      George Osborne has met his deficit reduction target for 2014-15 with new data showing that borrowing fell by more than £10bn...

    8. April 23, 2015

      Labour and Tories ramp up attacks over economy

      The economy will be the focus of Labour and Tory attacks on Thursday as both parties warn about the impact of each other’s...

    9. April 22, 2015

      Cameron teams up with Johnson to pep up Tory campaign

      David Cameron teamed up with Boris Johnson for their first joint public appearance on the campaign trail on Wednesday, as...

    10. April 22, 2015

      Three easy tests that all the British parties flunk

      The fate of the next British government will be determined by productivity. As the Bank of England said on Wednesday,...

    11. April 22, 2015

      Punters place more bets on Ed Miliband as UK prime minister

      Gamblers are starting to favour Labour’s Ed Miliband to become the next prime minister as opinion polls show no sign of a...

    12. April 21, 2015

      Boris unleashed to pep up Tory campaign

      Boris Johnson is fresh from a chaotic 90-minute walkabout in Ramsgate — a venture into the epicentre of Ukip election...

    13. April 21, 2015

      David Cameron steps up attacks on Labour-SNP alliance

      David Cameron stepped up his attacks on a possible Labour-SNP alliance after the general election, ignoring a chorus of...

    14. April 21, 2015

      UK general election: Goldman enters campaign with Labour warning

      Goldman Sachs has warned that a Labour-led government is likely to spark a sell-off by investors, adding its voice to City...

    15. April 21, 2015

      US Republican activists to help Tories in UK marginal seats

      A group of young US Republican party activists will travel to the UK to help the Conservative general election campaign in a...

    16. April 21, 2015

      David Cameron is short on specifics over Europe

      David Cameron is not talking about Europe. In the past the prime minister has said that he will change the EU by reforming...

    17. April 21, 2015

      Why the Scottish nationalists cannot call the shots

      Britain is set to wake up on May 8 as a helpless hostage in the custody of a few dozen Scottish Nationalists. So say David...

    18. April 21, 2015

      Sir John rides in to rescue UK from rebellious north

      Suddenly, into a campaign that is turning nasty without ever having got passionate, stepped Britain’s best-loved living...

    19. April 20, 2015

      Tory grandees at odds over tactics on SNP

      Conservative tactics of talking up the Scottish National party have been denounced as “short-term and dangerous” by Michael...

    20. April 20, 2015

      The Tories pay a high price for their low reputation

      In politics, the word “brand” itself has a bad brand. At best, it sounds shallow. At worst, it evokes a marketing spiv. Swap...

    21. Westminster Blog

      April 20, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events April 20 On Monday the Scottish National party – now the leading party north of the border –...

    22. April 20, 2015

      Britons back further welfare cuts, says poll

      George Osborne’s plan to make further cuts to Britain’s welfare bill has the support of 75 per cent of voters, who still...

    23. April 20, 2015

      General election: Labour ahead by 2 points in latest Populus poll

      Labour are two points ahead of the Conservatives, according to the latest poll by Populus, which shows the past week of...

    24. Off Message

      April 20, 2015

      Why Miliband wouldn't need the SNP to become PM

      I highly recommend this post by Carl Gardner, a barrister and former government lawyer, about the legal basis for what...

    25. April 20, 2015

      Labour and Conservatives neck and neck among student voters

      The two main UK political parties are neck and neck among university students, according to a new poll that puts both Labour...

    26. April 19, 2015

      Parties form consensus on tax avoidance crackdown

      Business is braced for a slew of new anti-avoidance measures after the UK general election next month as politicians compete...

    27. April 19, 2015

      Minority at Westminster not ideal but workable

      Britain’s reputation for political stability might not survive the year. Of all the likely outcomes of the general election...

    28. April 19, 2015

      Cameron warns Labour-SNP government would be ‘very frightening’

      David Cameron has stepped up his rhetoric against the Scottish National party, warning that a Labour government propped up...

    29. April 19, 2015

      Cameron echoes Thatcher with plans for Lloyds sell-off

      David Cameron has sought to channel the spirit of Margaret Thatcher for the second time in a week by promising that retail...

    30. April 18, 2015

      George Osborne vows to boost UK bank competition

      George Osborne has vowed to increase retail banking competition by proposing a target to issue at least 15 new licences in...

    31. April 17, 2015

      Scots Labour leader Jim Murphy faces losing seat, suggests poll

      The Scottish National party is on course to inflict the final indignity on Labour by unseating Jim Murphy, its Scottish...

    32. April 17, 2015

      UK election rivals fail to land knockout blow as time runs short

      With under three weeks to go to election day, David Cameron and Ed Miliband are starting to resemble two prize fighters...

    33. April 17, 2015

      UK parties reveal their plans for your wealth

      It’s the most unpredictable election in years, but will you be better or worse off at the end of it? Which of the...

    34. April 17, 2015

      General election: The parallels with 1970’s shock result

      Human beings are hard-wired to search for patterns and parallels — especially those that seem to confirm their existing...

    35. April 17, 2015

      A wake-up call for those sick of politics

      The other night I asked myself whether, if this general election were my first, I would take the trouble to vote. I wasn’t...

    36. April 17, 2015

      Tory campaign fillip as Lagarde and Schäuble praise UK economy

      The Conservatives have received a double pre-election boost with the head of the International Monetary Fund and the German...

    37. April 17, 2015

      General election: Simulations put Labour-led coalition ahead

      The current Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition has a less than 5 per cent chance of continuing into the next parliament...

    38. April 16, 2015

      Five things to know about the British election

      Very occasionally in politics things turn out to be as they seem. This may prove true of Britain’s election campaign. The...

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