• What’s Claret and Blue?
    The speechwriter’s posterior. Somebody is going to get an auto-cue kicking… It is the moment when he coughs uncomfortably ...
  • Ashcroft Poll: UKIP Set To Take Thurrock
    Louise Mensch, who has donated £19,000 to assist Tory candidates standing against UKIP candidates, spent much of ...
  • Ruthless Nicola’s Dollgate Denials
    Shocking revelations in this morning’s Sun: Just how ruthless is #SNP's @NicolaSturgeon? Shocking past revealed ...
  • Saturday Seven Up
    This week 210,162 visitors visited 603,708 times viewing 1,012,381 pages. The top stories in order of popularity were: BBC Website ...
  • NHS Crisis: Ed Miliband Talks to a Voter
    “I actually find it physically repulsive when I get documentation coming through my front door about Labour being the party of the NHS. She suffered ...
  • New Lord Ashcroft marginal polls
    Lord Ashcroft has released a good selection of new constituency polls, covering some interesting constituencies. Full details are here. The least intersting is probably High ...
  • Two weeks to go
    A brief summary of this week’s polls before I have some downtime: YouGov/Sun (17/4) – CON 34%, LAB 34%, LDEM 9%, UKIP 14%, GRN 5% ...
  • Survation poll of Thanet South
    As well as today’s GB voting intention polls Survation have released a new poll of Thanet South commissioned by the UKIP donor Alan Bown. The ...
  • Thursday’s polls
    Earlier on today we had a new poll from Panelbase, with topline figures of CON 31%, LAB 34%, LDEM 7%, UKIP 17%, GRN 4%. Full ...
  • ComRes poll of UKIP target seats
    ComRes have a new battleground poll out, results here, this time looking at 10 Conservative held UKIP target seats. The poll covered some seats that ...
  • 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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