Team Miliband has a strategy for power

Despite observations that Ed Miliband’s fight to hold the keys to 10 Downing Street in May next year is getting tougher by the day, the Labour leader’s closest advisers have no doubt they are working for the man who will become the next Prime Minister, and whose opponents underestimate him at their peril. There have …

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What if.. The economic recovery falters?

‘It’s the economy, stupid.’  Ever since the famous catch phrase from the Clinton campaigns, it has been accepted that the economy sits at the very centre of voter concerns and determines the outcome of elections. The Coalition certainly accepts this view.  What else would explain the constantly repeated mantra of the ‘long term economic plan …

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UKIP breaks through

On the face of it, last night’s by-elections in Clacton and in Heywood & Middleton provided no major surprises. As expected, UKIP won in Clacton, giving the party its first elected MP, and Labour held on to the Heywood & Middleton seat.  But a closer examination of the results provides some notable questions which will …

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Cameron launches election strategy, but will it work?

On the last day of Conservative Party Conference, the Prime Minister made his final conference speech ahead of next year’s General Election. Cameron took the stage at a strange time for the Conservative Party: Any encouragement taken from Labour’s underwhelming conference and overall performance has been diminished by the recent defection of two Conservative MPs …

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