Ed Davey has given his first exclusive interview since joining the Cabinet to tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday.
Unfairly characterised at times as a bland, Lib Dem middle-ranker, he has a fascinating and at times tragic life story: orphaned at 15, at school with Ed Balls, first taste of politics was at a Young Conservative disco.
But the [...]
Ed Miliband is in danger of turning into one of those 1980s revival tours, where once-big bands go through the motions on their one or two hits, safe in the knowledge there are just enough people who want to hear them.
So at PMQs we had Leveson – cos he scored a direct hit on phone [...]
The Lib Dems are finished. Everyone knows that. Tuition fees. VAT. NHS. Shackled to evil Tories.
Slumped on 8-10 per cent, it is just a question of counting down to the inevitable slaughter at the general election.
Right, next question, who at the next election can claim to have given voters a £700 tax cut, even at [...]
Labour has made much of the idea that David Cameron is “running scared” of Prime Minister’s Questions. Certainly last week MPs voted to sit on an extra Friday on March 23 to avoid, according to Labour, sitting on an additional Wednesday March 28 when Ed Miliband goes toe to toe with the PM.
They might [...]
This story about the House of Commons creche might, rightly, cause some irritation to people who are having to tighten their belts. The Speaker, John Bercow, made great play three years ago of making Parliament more “family friendly” for MPs by opening a creche, similar to ones in offices everywhere.
Nothing wrong with that, although [...]
The outcome of tomorrow’s Republican caucus in Nevada is likely to be decided by a spectacular turnout from local Mormons, who make up around 7 percent of residents but (as I reported this morning) are expected to cast 30 percent of votes.
Received wisdom has it that nine out of ten of them will back Mitt [...]
You cannot go far in Parliament these days without someone confiding that they are watching Borgen – the Danish political drama – and loving it.
It was only a matter of time. Last week I blogged on how a government minister thought it would be a great wheeze for Cameron and Osborne to stump up £100 for a new Royal Yacht, and watch Ed Miliband struggle with questions about doing the same. Now he has been asked the question.
A worrying trend emerging in Coalition language: the use of the word “whack”. Not in the sense of “whacking the poor” but the (more American sounding) complaining about something being “out of “whack”. As far as I can tell it is a new, infuriating development in 2012, but I stand ready to be corrected.
Cameron started [...]
This year they are on target to save around £5bn. And the money is already being quietly funnelled back into the health service.
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