The European protest elections

In just a few weeks time, Britain will be going to the polls to elect new members for the European Parliament.  These elections, though, are a curious occurrence.  Voter turnout is especially low for one.  More importantly, how voters view these elections differ from others.  Labour’s dismal performance in 2009 was not a reaction to …

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There are early signs the Tories could win outright in 2015

And it has nothing to do with the political success of George Osborne’s 2014 Budget. It is a fundamental factor that is largely out of the Treasury’s control, but one which only recently is showing tentative signs of shifting significantly – the perception of household finances. Aside from the headline-grabbing changes announced in this year’s …

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This was George Osborne’s Bingo Budget

Not only did it include a halving of bingo duty, designed to appeal to Robert Halfon’s ‘working class Tories’, but listening to the Chancellor’s statement felt like a game of bingo in itself, as we crossed off all his favourite catchphrases. “We will fix the roof when the sun is shining”; “long-term plan”; Britain “earning …

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