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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

Merkel’s Misjudgement, Eagle Eye

Merkel’s Misjudgement

I may have been too harsh on David Cameron in my column for The Independent on Sunday today. I said it did not bode well for his hopes of renegotiating British terms of EU membership that he had misjudged Jean-Claude Juncker’s bid to be president of the European Commission.
Actually, though, it was Angela Merkel who [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 22 June 2014 at 7:26 pm

UK and China trade: “The figures tell the story”, Chunomics

UK and China trade: “The figures tell the story”

Let’s not kid ourselves that we’re, yet, outstripping our European peers when it comes to exporting to China

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 18 June 2014 at 12:20 pm

New Zealand Butter All Over Again, Eagle Eye

New Zealand Butter All Over Again

David Cameron’s plan for European renegotiation and referendum became clearer in an important interview with Andrew Marr this morning (transcript here).
It is not quite New Zealand butter – Harold Wilson’s cosmetic renegotiation in 1975 of slightly better terms for imports from Commonwealth countries – but it is hardly the “fundamental” change Cameron has implied before.
The main elements [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 11 May 2014 at 5:56 pm

Why the TV debates won’t happen, Eagle Eye

Why the TV debates won’t happen

I have predicted in The Independent on Sunday today that the televised leaders’ debates, which took place for the first time in the last general election campaign, will not happen next time.
The Labour Party tried to get the TV debates story going over the quiet news period of Christmas and New Year, as The Guardian reported, but [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 23 February 2014 at 2:48 pm

“Money is no object”: the making of a historic phrase, Eagle Eye

“Money is no object”: the making of a historic phrase

Within moments of David Cameron’s saying the words at his news conference yesterday afternoon, it was obvious that “money is no object” would be a phrase that would repeat for weeks, be referred to for months and then be preserved in dictionaries of quotations, if those are still produced.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 12 February 2014 at 11:51 am

Cameron to Keep England in the Unions, Eagle Eye

Cameron to Keep England in the Unions

Can Cameron keep both Scotland in the United Kingdom and the UK in the European Union?

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 9 February 2014 at 2:24 pm

Men of Secrets V, Eagle Eye

Men of Secrets V

We come now to the interview with Lord O’Donnell in the series of interviews with Cabinet Secretaries past and present on the website put together by the Mile End Group for 10 Downing Street.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 8 February 2014 at 10:06 pm

For the Union, Eagle Eye

For the Union

David Cameron has just made his biggest intervention yet in the fight over Scottish independence. This may or may not prove to be a good idea.
The PM is a skilled public speaker, but his party’s image in Scotland remains pestilential*, not helped by Cameron’s own background. Unfair though it is, he’s a gift to nationalists [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 7 February 2014 at 4:22 pm

Rufus and Marcus Want the Left to Die, Eagle Eye

Rufus and Marcus Want the Left to Die

As a child, I read a non-fiction book called The Magic Furnace: The Search for the Origins of Atoms, and it was wonderful. The author told a story of forbidding complexity spanning thousands of years and nearly as many characters, without ever losing focus on the underlying physics or going beyond reach of the layman. [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 3:25 pm

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