• Tory benefit cut options leaked
    The Conservatives are considering options for scrapping some benefits, the BBC learns - but the Tories say they are not party policy.
  • Parties focus on economic policy
    The Liberal Democrats claim full tax powers for Scotland would leave a black hole in the public finances.
  • Minister defends environmental cuts
    Environment Minister Mark H Durkan denies that cuts to the grants for a number of environmental groups were imposed without consultation or strategic thinking.
  • '£260m cost' if line not electrified
    Failure to electrify the main railway line in north Wales could cost the Welsh economy £260m, the transport minister says.
  • Osborne welcomes top US Republican
    George Osborne uses a visit by top US politician John Boehner days before the start of the election campaign to highlight progress on regional economic ...
  • ICM post-debate poll
    ICM did a rapid “who won” poll after the Paxman interviews with Cameron and Miliband tonight. Cameron won over Miliband by 54% to 46% – ...
  • Panelbase – CON 34, LAB 34, LD 5, UKIP 15, GRN 6
    Panelbase are well known for their Scottish polling, but today we have what I think is their first GB voting intention poll. Their first voting ...
  • Are UKIP and the Greens getting squeezed?
    There have been several polls this week showing both the Conservatives and Labour up at 35%, and given it’s a zero sum game that suggests ...
  • Latest YouGov and ComRes polls
    There are two polls out tonight, both showing Labour and the Conservatives neck and neck on 35%. The first of ComRes’s more frequent telephone polls ...
  • Different pollsters methods – a summary
    In this post back in January I wrote about the partisan effects of the different methodologies the different polling companies used, of how some companies ...
  • Together, in the National Interest?
    The Conservative party could cause Labour real problems by making a ‘big, open offer’. They won’t. On May 7th 2010, David Cameron made the smartest move ...
  • Putting the Boots in.
    As I grew up in Nottingham, I’m a big supporter of Boots. Raleigh bikes too. (I have mixed feelings about John Player). So when it ...
  • Who are you trying to persuade?
    Winning elections is about two pretty simple things. You’re either trying to change a voter’s mind about you or, if they like you just fine already,  giving them ...
  • Is silence the price of loyalty?
    I am finding it harder and harder to write on politics as we approach the election. This is because, believe it or not, I really want the Labour ...
  • The cyclical theory of Labour
    One of my pet theories is that every quarter-century or so, the Labour party goes through a defining debate about the sort of party it should be. ...
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