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John Rentoul is chief political commentator for The Independent on Sunday, and visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London, where he teaches contemporary history. Previously he was chief leader writer for The Independent. He has written a biography of Tony Blair, whom he admired more at the end of his time in office than he did at the beginning. Click here and 'like' to receive updates on Facebook

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Labour History Quiz 2014, Eagle Eye

Labour History Quiz 2014

The Labour History Group organised a Christmas quiz on Wednesday night. Here are the questions from the Labour history round:
1. Which Spice Girl appeared in Labour’s first party election broadcast of the 2001 general election?
2. The ashes of which Labour prime minister were [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 13 December 2014 at 10:37 am

The unpopularity of American power, Eagle Eye

The unpopularity of American power

I have a review of James Cronin’s new book, Global Rules, at Independent Voices. It is a high-quality history of the special relationship between America and Britain since the Second World War. It charts how the two countries shaped the rules of international trade and relations, and how this system survived the end of the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 at 3:35 pm

Labour holds 4-point lead over Conservatives, Eagle Eye

Labour holds 4-point lead over Conservatives

Ed Miliband’s leadership is boosted by the ComRes online poll for The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror, in which Labour holds a four-point lead over the Conservatives.
Lab 34% (0)
Con 30% (-1)
UKIP 19% (0)
Lib Dem 8% [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 15 November 2014 at 7:26 pm

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes poll in tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror. Last month’s poll showed a three-point Labour lead.
In addition to voting intention we have asked if people agree or disagree with the following statements:
Ed Miliband did the right thing by giving money to the person begging in the street
Ed Miliband [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 15 November 2014 at 11:37 am

More Labour voters “seriously consider” voting UKIP, Eagle Eye

More Labour voters “seriously consider” voting UKIP

Labour’s lead has been halved from six points to three in a ComRes opinion poll for The Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
Con 31% (+2)
Lab 34% (-1)
Lib Dem 7% (0)
UKIP 19% (0)
Green 4% (0)
Other [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 7:26 pm

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
We have asked people how they intend to vote, and carried out an experiment to test the effect of prompting for UKIP. Survation is the only pollster that reminds respondents about UKIP in its standard voting-intention question. This produces [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 11:20 am

Ed Balls on mansion tax

Here is a full transcript of the Shadow Chancellor, one of our most interesting politicians, interviewed by Dermot Murnaghan on Sky News this morning.
DM: Why do you think you’ve lost your poll lead? Anything to do with [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 5 October 2014 at 4:33 pm

ComRes poll: Farage as popular as Cameron, Eagle Eye

ComRes poll: Farage as popular as Cameron

Nigel Farage is viewed as favourably as David Cameron, according to a ComRes poll for The Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror tomorrow. The poll also finds that Labour has stretched its lead over the Conservatives to six points, and that Ed Miliband’s favourability rating has improved slightly despite his forgetting passages about the deficit [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 27 September 2014 at 7:26 pm

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes opinion poll in tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror, which was taken in the three days following Ed Miliband’s conference speech. Our online poll last month had Labour two points ahead.
As well as asking how people intend to vote, we asked if they agreed or disagreed with the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 27 September 2014 at 11:30 am

Yvette Cooper’s speech to Labour conference 2014, Eagle Eye

Yvette Cooper’s speech to Labour conference 2014

I couldn’t find the text of Yvette Cooper’s speech to Labour conference yesterday online anywhere. It was a good and possibly important speech, so here it is:
Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, in a speech to Labour’s Annual Conference 2014 in Manchester, said:
You have seen Leyla’s incredible strength. Her fight for her daughter and [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 25 September 2014 at 5:38 pm

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