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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

“I thought he would be no good, but actually he has surprised me a bit”, Eagle Eye

“I thought he would be no good, but actually he has surprised me a bit”

About whom did one voter make that comment?
The Times has put the transcript of a focus group it commissioned from YouGov on its website (on a tab on the story here, pay wall). Good focus-group material is hard to come by, and anyone registered as at risk of Westminster bubbleitis should read it all.
The group [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 5 October 2013 at 1:57 pm

Farage, just another pol, Eagle Eye

Farage, just another pol

Rupert Murdoch has long had a low opinion of David Cameron, although they had something of a rapprochement before the last election when Cameron dropped in on Murdoch’s yacht Rosehearty in the Mediterranean. So Murdoch’s dinner with Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, on Tuesday was a calculated insult to the Prime Minister.
That is intriguing.
But Farage’s eagerness [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 9 March 2013 at 11:22 am

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