Labour’s EU Gamble

As the Clegg/Farage skirmishes make clear, Labour is content to let others do the talking on Europe. It is hoping that the electorate will be equally put off by the anti and pro-EU positions. As an electoral strategy, this is at best risky; at worse misguided. Outsiders might be surprised that the two biggest political …

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Political risk: What lies in store post-2015?

After next year’s General Election, we will reflect back on the last five years, and the overarching memory will be of ‘austerity Britain’.  A time of economic crisis that jeopardised the future of the nation and the global economy.  The policy climate we have witnessed has largely been constructed and framed in the shadow of …

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Clegg trips himself and misses the mark

Even as David Dimbleby drew Wednesday’s debate to a close, it was clear to most of the audience and those watching who had ‘won’. Farage’s victory will be attributed to a variety of factors – and outright denied by many in the Liberal Democrat corner – but one underlying truth rings out in explaining why …

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