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Cameron’s statistic on Labour’s borrowing would have been interesting if Britain had experienced zero inflation since 1710. But the fact is that we have had rather a lot.
After the first party conference speech by a Conservative Prime Minister for 14 years, David Cameron finds himself totally shunned this morning by the Daily Mail, traditionally one of the party’s staunchest supporters.
Mr Cameron merits not one mention on the Mail’s front page, not in a headline, not in the skyline, not even in the [...]
The issue of conscientious objection within healthcare has come to the fore, as Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe are set to vote on a resolution calling for the removal of the right of doctors to opt out of referring women for abortions. Proposing the motion, Christine McCafferty of the UK [...]
The liberal left is suffering from intellectual amnesia about the attack on liberty that happened under New Labour. New Labour introduced more than 3,000 new laws by 2007, some of which were denounced as undermining fundamental “British” principles of justice. The title of an Independent article summarised the situation ‘New Labour, New Britain: Taking [...]
Never mind the innuendo, this, asked by Michael Crick, Newsnight’s political editor, is number 395 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No. I must admit that I assumed, when David Cameron in his conference speech today quoted Ed Balls, that he had distorted the shadow shadow chancellor’s meaning:
Ed Balls, the man [...]
As Google learned from their Android experience, no matter how great your services are, sometimes you just have to go ahead and let other companies give you a helping hand getting them to market, especially when it comes to physical products. Tonight, it’s Logitech’s turn to help bring the search giant’s dream to life, with [...]
Tony Blair used to have some fun with John Prescott – but at least he never stood up before a Labour Party conference and called him a fat git.
Obvious from Theresa May on Newsnight last night, Iain Duncan Smith in The Independent this morning and Eric Pickles on ITV News just now that the Cabinet was not consulted about the decision to abolish child benefit for higher-rate income-tax payers.
But where oh where are the Peter Hennessys, Henry Porters, Peter Obornes and all the [...]
Only one thing wrong with the Grand Final. It was the same thing that was wrong with Wembley and it is not something you can legislate against – you knew who was going to win a bit too early.
Wigan ensured that with the way they started and Saints simply had no answer.
I never thought I [...]
According to the right, rich women should be encouraged, through the benefits system, to stay at home and have children rather than work. But poor women should be encouraged, through the benefits system, to stop producing offspring and to get a job.
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