A big lesson from the sum of recent Lord Ashcroft Polls is that the balance between Labour’s strength in England and its weakness in Scotland could be decisive in May.
Also: Brown calls for the nationalisation of unprofitable North Sea oil fields; and Northern Ireland braces for the bite of austerity.
Yesterday’s employment figures confirmed a new balance in our labour market.
Plus: Rubbish in the Sun. Andy Carroll is out. A mystery Tory is in – with an au pair, at any rate. My controversial book on the NHS. And: Lord Fink is right.
“The Cameroons” are wrong to view Tony Blair as “the Master”. It was “a pity” to move Michael Gove, and the EU referendum will not heal Tory divisions on Europe.
It is a costly fiscal transfer from the broad body of taxpayers to the rich
I am critical of some measures which the Government has taken to accommodate some of Labour’s class warfare propaganda.
Syriza’s breakthrough looks to ramp up the Great Euro Game of destitution and extremism. Here’s what Cameron should do post-May if still in office.
Current polling evidence suggests that Labour may end up as the largest single party even if it secures more than a million fewer votes than the Conservatives.
The classic pattern of Government honeymoon, mid-term discontent and Government recovery happens less often than one might believe.
There is a growing sense that the Opposition has wasted the last four years and is quite unable to offer an alternative economic programme.
The former Prime Minister may stand down from Parliament next year. Here’s our attempt at a friendly send-off.
They are touching the same sensitive spot that makes the public go gooey as Blair touched – in the same way, but with different lines.
We need a system that will protect savers and the taxpayer without undermining the free markets on which Britain’s prosperity depends.
Plus: Pipe down, John Mann. Pipe down, Justin Tomlinson. Why I love Paris. Why France hates Hollande. Teflon Theresa May. And: Why Labour doesn’t rate Miliband.