Blair leads Labour charge on foreign policy

  Former Prime Minister Tony Blair re-entered the election arena in his former constituency of Sedgefield on Tuesday morning, in an event filled with campaign time nostalgia. At the heart of his speech was the argument that “leaving Europe would leave Britain diminished in the world”. In a campaign to date which has heavily focused …

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Easter Weekend Campaign Catch-up

  As families celebrated Easter across the United Kingdom, the election campaign showed no sign of abating. Below, Cicero Elections reviews what happened in the world of politics over the Easter weekend: Conservatives UKIP claimed another Conservative defection as Parliamentary candidate Mike Whitehead will contest Hull West and Hessle, a safe Labour seat, for UKIP. …

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Seven things we learnt about the seven-way leaders’ debate:

  Sturgeon – PR woman extraordinaire: Sturgeon worked hard to cleanse SNP’s anti-UK reputation. By explaining what SNP MPs would do in Westminster to stand up for British voters, her party didn’t come across as the Northern bogeyman that the other parties are keen to paint it as. The other candidates failed to stress that …

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Game plans for Thursday night

Thursday sees the 7-sided ‘debate’ between party leaders. What’s at stake for each of them? Reading from stage left to right…. Natalie Bennett  After recent shaky media appearances, the expectations start low – so the chances of appearing ‘better’ are enhanced. Poll ratings indicate significantly stronger support than in 2010.  But another weak performance would …

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