Category Archives: Elections

One Nation, Clacton, and the lesson of the Yes campaign

I’ve been having a bit of a rest from writing here for the last few months. But I have very much enjoyed Matthew Parris’ last two Saturday columns in particular, and as a Scot living in London I am somewhat … Continue reading

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Don’t you think it’s up to us whether there’s another coalition?

The front page of yesterday’s Telegraph splashed that David Cameron had said there would not be another coalition after the next election. The article actually said, that the Telegraph “has learnt” that the Prime Minister “wants to make a commitment” … Continue reading

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3/4 of Conservative members would support a second Coalition, but at what price?

One the things that jumps out of “In It Together” – Matthew D’Ancona’s account of the first half of the Coalition – is how the Lib Dems always end up uniting, even in rebellion. While Conservative rebellions (House of Lords … Continue reading

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Scottish independence to guarantee England-only Tory majorities? Pure jobby!

The idea that if Scotland plumps for independence in 2014, the remaining England-dominated UK would have Tory majorities forever, is factually dubious.  But even if it weren’t, it’s a shabby sort of reason to support the break-up of the UK. … Continue reading

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Nick Boles asks the right questions, but a National Liberal Party is not the right answer

It is good to see Government Ministers occasionally put aside the day job and focus on the bigger political picture. The criticism directed at Theresa May after she gave the key note speech at the Conservative Home Conference was unfair. … Continue reading

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