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UKIP seen as more left wing than Tories, Eagle Eye

UKIP seen as more left wing than Tories

Voters see the UK Independence Party as being to the left of the Conservative Party, according to a ComRes opinion poll for The Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror. The poll asked people to locate themselves and political parties and leaders on a spectrum ranging from 0, very left wing, to 10, very [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 13 December 2014 at 7:29 pm

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
As well as asking people how they would vote, we asked them where they would place the following on a left-right scale:
Your own political views
David Cameron
Ed Miliband
Nick Clegg
Nigel Farage
Conservative Party
Labour Party
UKIP, UK Independence Party
Liberal Democrat Party
Green Party
Prince Charles
Russell Brand
Suffice [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 13 December 2014 at 10:52 am

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

Uber taxi rape displays India’s social and institutional flaws, Eagle Eye

Uber taxi rape displays India’s social and institutional flaws

When the international Uber taxi hire firm opened in India last year, it was seen as a potentially efficient and easily accessible alternative to creaky unreliable rivals cabs. That image was shattered late last Friday evening when an Uber driver allegedly raped a young woman in Delhi.
This demonstrated how little has changed since rapes hit [...]

By | Eagle Eye, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 8 December 2014 at 1:20 pm

After 30 years (tonight), little hope for Union Carbide’s Bhopal victims and contamination, Battle of Ideas

After 30 years (tonight), little hope for Union Carbide’s Bhopal victims and contamination

BHOPAL: India’s central government and the state government of Madhya Pradesh are in denial over the scale of the tragedy that occurred 30 years ago (right) when at least 5,000 people died here in a devastating Union Carbide gas leak that has caused continuing ill health for some 500,000. Neither government has even begun to deal [...]

By | Battle of Ideas, The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 at 9:07 am

A bothersome GDP breakdown, Chunomics

A bothersome GDP breakdown

None of this proves that the UK recovery is unsustainable. But there is nonetheless enough in these latest statistical breakdowns for policymakers to remain cautious.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 at 5:50 pm

British politics is heading back to 1974, Eagle Eye

British politics is heading back to 1974

Suppose for a moment that you faced an upcoming General Election in which the governing Conservatives were pretty unpopular, having presided over a Parliament of economic crisis, domestic confrontation and ideological polarisation.
But presume also that, during that contest, the Government was faced with a relatively unpopular Labour Party tainted by its past handling of economic [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 at 4:07 pm

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

The Coalition’s regressive fiscal policies revealed, Chunomics

The Coalition’s regressive fiscal policies revealed

Which is the appropriate baseline for evaluating the distributional impact of the Coalition’s fiscal policies? The answer to that question would seem to be obvious.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 at 2:14 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

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