Archive for David Cameron
The recent flurry of coverage about David Cameron’s little black book of his policies that the Lib Dems have blocked reinforces a point I’ve previously made. The almost certain 5-year length of this coalition government is partly due to there being enough areas of policy agreement. It’s also partly due to there being enough areas […]
Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to accidentally follow a high-class escort agency on Twitter.
Sometimes it involves anchors. Sometimes it involves the ground. But consistently it’s about the centre – that’s Nick Clegg’s political positioning of choice. I’m one of those who instinctively isn’t that keen on talking about a party being in the centre, as it sounds like defining yourself based on what you’re not and based on […]
Many technologies come along hyped as being the next big thing to change political campaigning. Not nearly so many make an impact. One of my rules for judging which is likely to make the cut is the question of scale. Quite simply, small rural divisions in local government aside, there are simply too many voters […]
Yes, there's much more to the Eastleigh by-election than just the travails of Tory candidate Maria Hutchings...
I do wonder. Consider the following. Eurosceptics have secured a Conservative promise for a referendum on the question that is the most extreme – and also therefore the question that they are least likely to win on. (And remember that the experience of referendums around the democratic world over the years is that the status […]
Alongside today’s launch by Nick Clegg and David Cameron of the government’s Mid-Term Review (Slimmed Down Edition) was the launch of six new policies from the government. Or rather the outlines of six new policies, as the details will each get their own day in the media sun in the next few weeks. The surprising […]
In a boost to the Liberal Democrat campaign for fairer taxes, a new poll has found 57% of the public back a mansion tax on houses worth £1m and over.
Writing for the European Council on Foreign Relations, YouGov’s Peter Kellner highlights an important polling finding: In July this year, YouGov asked this question: ‘Imagine the British government under David Cameron renegotiated our relationship with Europe and said that Britain’s interests were now protected, and David Cameron recommended that Britain remain a member of the European [...]