The Conservatives will claims this upgrade as a vindication of their economic strategy. Critics will point out that growth would have been still higher without George Osborne’ front-loaded fiscal austerity. No change there then.
Labour’s lead over the Conservatives remains squeezed, at two points, little changed from last month’s three-point margin, in the ComRes opinion poll for The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror. But the poll’s Favourability Index finds that the Conservative Party is viewed more favourably than Labour for the first time, suggesting that [...]
We have a ComRes opinion poll in tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
Last month Labour had a three-point lead. This month we have resumed our Favourability Index, asking if people have a favourable or unfavourable view of:
• five parties, including the Scottish National Party, now that we are into the final month of [...]
Yvette Cooper linked British jihadists in Syria and Iraq with the Government’s having “stopped” a lot of the Prevent anti-radicalisation programme, when she was on BBC News Channel this morning.
Here is the transcript:
Simon McCoy: While I have you here and in your role as Shadow Home Secretary, could I just ask you about the overnight [...]
An alliance of Chinese British political and social organisations have launched a campaign to raise public awareness of the efforts of the Chinese in the First World War.
If news continued to break while I was away, so too did crimes against the English language, which also demand my attention in my capacity as keeper of the Banned List. No, I do not “curate” it – one of my colleagues, on reading that someone had “curated a picnic” wanted to know if the word [...]
Net trade could easily slip from making zero contribution to growth to being an outright drag over the coming years.
Zionism is founded not, as its critics claim, on the embrace of victimhood, but its rejection. Hounded from country to country, expropriated, beaten, humiliated and killed in their thousands and millions, the Jewish people finally said, in as many words, “OK, we get it. You don’t want us, and you won’t protect us. In that case, we’ll simply have to do it ourselves”.
To Max Hastings and others who would be critical allies of the Jewish state, I say this: the Jews are not an example, or a lesson, or a tragedy. They do not exist for your moral edification, nor to uphold an abstract thing called “civilisation” on your behalf. They are, in fact, human beings, with all that implies.
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