(Only) Three Reasons to Vote Conservative

The polls say the election’s outcome is up in the air, but one thing is clear – the Tories are close to polling better than the 36.1% share of the vote won in 2010. No mean feat given the perils … Continue reading

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Their policy on children of immigrants shows that UKIP’s mask is slipping.

Nigel Farage is getting desperate with only a few weeks to go until the election. And with that desperation, his mask is beginning to slip. In the past few weeks, UKIP have rolled out a series of increasingly nasty policies, … Continue reading

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Futurists, sunshine and making the choice to have control of your sunny future

Ed Conway at Sky has just tweeted this graphic showing just how unusual it is for a pre-election Budget not to be a giveaway one. People largely expected a big rabbit to be plucked from the Chancellor’s hat. But – … Continue reading

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“The very stuff that makes life worth living”

Or why “Long-Term Economic Plan” message discipline isn’t enough…. To repeat that grossly (and slightly wrongly) over-quoted mantra from Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Bill (or rather his campaign strategist, James Carville) was right. The economy … Continue reading

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How Ceredigion can benefit from the long-term economic plan

This morning’s Today programme had one of their regular reports from 100 constituencies around the UK – today’s was about Ceredigion. It featured a variety of voices many of whom talked about their fears for the future of their community … Continue reading

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