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 [...]
Not when set in a domestic historical context. And our productivity performance has still been dreadful.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
If Jeremy Hunt had used the day-to-day measure of spending his political point about Labour’s plans would have been blunted.
The question is whether the citizens of a future Scottish state believe that the apparent emotional and psychological benefits of independence outweigh the years of greater austerity and deflation that they will have to endure to secure the country’s material prosperity.
Scotland’s banks have vast balance sheets, worth more than twelve times the country’s £150bn GDP. The fiscal position of an independent Scotland could look better if they did re-domicile.
Public service spending per head in Scotland is is higher than in England. But it’s lower than in Northern Ireland and some English regions.
By citing the OECD view of the size of the structural deficit in 2007, and then sticking to the IFS narrative on the pace of austerity the Treasury seems to be guilty of cherry picking.
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