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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Meaningfully rebutting Labour’s tuition fees policy

Like so many other Labour policies, it’s obvious that they have got their sums wrong on their new tuition fees policy. They’d remove up to a third of universities’ fee income without replacing it. But (even) more important than that … Continue reading

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