Britain Unbound – The General Election explained

  Presented with the clearest political choices between Left, Right and Nationalist politics, the voters stunned the political sphere with their ferociousness. This election revealed two frightening aspects about our electorate: Firstly, they are ruthlessly unsentimental. Both Douglas Alexander and Jim Murphy had been MPs for 18 years and enjoyed a combined majority of 27,000 …

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Celebrity endorsements: Do they matter?

  Russell Brand and Delia Smith do not seem like natural bedfellows. They have rather different target audiences. ‘Anarchical’ Brand is one of the UK’s most followed tweeters, while ‘sensible’ Delia is the nation’s bestselling author of cookery books. They, however, have at least one thing in common. Both celebrities recently endorsed the Labour Party. …

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IFS tears up the manifestos

  The IFS’ party manifesto analysis presents the difference between what parties say policies will achieve, and hard reality of what will actually happen over the next five years. On borrowing, taxation and spending, each party’s manifesto strains under scrutiny. At their manifesto launches, the Tories presented a compassionate front as Labour cast themselves as …

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UKIP – Welcome to the North

  Nigel Farage hit the campaign trail yesterday travelling up the M1 from South Thanet to Hartlepool, to deliver a message to UKIP supporters and undecided voters in the North East – ‘Labour has failed you’. After UKIP’s unexpected performance in the Heywood and Middleton by-election last autumn, falling short to Labour by only 617 …

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