The story of the last month is of Osborne’s rapid decline.
Posts Tagged: General Election 2015
Yes, changes could be made to his plans – and probably will be. But the Chancellor is on the right side of a big, vital argument.
Osborne’s localist scheme has its attractions, but Tory backbenchers are angry, the Government risks losing the vote – and there is no mandate for it.
SpAd code of conduct revised to permit what it didn’t permit but Conservative officials claimed it did permit
The new rules clarify when and how special advisers can engage in political activity, but come too late for those needlessly punished for the old system’s shortcomings.
Its social base is gone, its electorate pulled in different directions, and globalisation has eroded the state’s ability to grant comfortable lives by decree.
Plus: I hate Frankfurt. Love for Javid. Morgan’s popularity rises. And: No-one wants to see Danny Alexander’s ginger nuts swinging their way down Whitehall.
Several popular assumptions about ‘the student vote’ turned out to be untrue.
Winning electoral battles is not enough. We must win intellectual battles to change history.
“Wages are rising. Hope is returning. We’re moving into the light. But we’re not there yet. We’re only half way through.”
“A Great British take-off – that leaves no-one behind. That’s our dream – to help you realise your dreams.”
Lord Ashcroft: Corbyn’s lack of interest in winning back voters is an opportunity the Conservatives must not squander
In Manchester, the tone should be one of getting on with the job, not self-indulgence or triumphalism.
With the Conservative Party Conference approaching, we look at the man who is likely to be its star: the Chancellor.
The contrast with the waxing fortunes of the SNP illustrates the importance of knowing when to pass the torch.
By deliberately underplaying the Conservative beliefs that help drive him, he’s had greater room for manoeuvre in putting them into practice.
Sunder Katwala: Corbyn may offer the Tories a new opportunity with minority voters – but that’s no cause for complacency
The next election may see increasingly distinct pitches from each of the parties towards sections of the latter.