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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Cameron’s Own Goal

  David Cameron enjoyed a rare ‘cut-through’ moment over the weekend, where something he said in a campaign speech was actually discussed, not on the Andrew Marr show, but on Match of the Day. This would have been a triumph, had Gary Lineker and co. not been mocking the PM’s failure to accurately recall which …

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After today, it is still all to play for

First published on Labour List. Today has long been a day Labour supporters have been anxious about: the last Budget before the General Election. Surely George Osborne – half-Chancellor, half-chief election strategist – would have a particularly large and cunning rabbit in his hat. A veritable Bugs Bunny. There are some potential crowd-pleasers in there …

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Latest Polls give Labour Cheer and UKIP Concern in Key Marginals

  Lord Ashcroft’s latest batch of constituency polls revisits some of the tightest Tory-Labour contests he polled in the second half of last year. Seven of the eight seats under the microscope today are Tory-held, with Labour’s Southampton Itchen completing the set. Back in 2014, Ashcroft found Labour on track to take six of these …

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