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I like you, but won't 'like' you.
Campaign strategist Lynton Crosby has become something of a folk-devil for sections of the British and Australian media.
Lynton Crosby is the manipulator with the Midas touch, who has a reputation for tapping into those ideas and prejudices that coarsen public life but are seemingly widely held and a ballot-box boon.
I don’t care if it’s national or local, it’s blocking my drive.
Bringing you up to speed on the political hot potato that may have passed you by.
Absolutely definitely Labour? Ok thanks bye!
New survey information puts paid to 'shy Tories' theory.
For better or for worse, various countries around the world charted a new course last year. What lies ahead for 2016?
Students didn’t swing it for Ed Miliband.
Students didn't hold that much sway at the election.
Man of the moment.
All four leadership hopefuls have a political position — but only one is actually saying what it is.
Did the indyref make a permanent difference to voter apathy?
There is a widespread belief that the independence referendum stumbled across the elixir for dispelling longstanding voter apathy. In the areas where it matters most, it is just not true.
Call me, guys. Any time.
It is normal that for politicians to engage in angry finger-pointing after a humiliating electoral defeat. Playing the blame game has a therapeutic effect and helps a party make sense of its defeat. It…
The success of Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party has profoundly disrupted the tedious pendulum movement between Left and Right.
With a steady hollowing out of membership, the cosying up to vested interests with pockets deep enough to maintain party, today's political parties barely “represent”.
‘It might take more than the king’s horses and the king’s men, your Highness’
The Bingham report on how to stabilise the UK is well meaning but out of step with the reality of the situation.
Nationalism: it’s a more complex picture than you think.
Conservative political parties did not conjure up English nationalism, they capitalised on a growing trend.
The electoral phenomenon that left David Cameron smiling will have huge implications for future battles.
'Shy Tories' doesn't cut it. There is another anomaly in the election poll data which offers a more useful angle on what went wrong.
Looks like we’re always stuck in opposition.
Labour needs to make three big improvements, if it's to improve its performance in 2020.
No Cable extension.
The dismal science has had a dismal verdict from the UK electorate, and the new government isn't coming to the rescue either.
Someone’s pulling the strings.
Whether you cheered the election result or were cast into a depression, it doesn't really matter. The real power lies outside of Westminster, and outside of our control.
Will Plaid touch down at the 2016 elections?
Plaid did not fare as well as it's Scottish cousin in the general election - and history can tell us why.
Murphy’s law has finally asserted itself.
The Scottish Labour leader's resignation was inevitable. You can't lose your seat and your entire Scottish beach head and seriously argue to the contrary.
Umunna has said the media scrutiny was too much.
Chuka Umunna was not the person for the job, but neither is anyone else in contention.
Aflame with controversy.
UKIP will rise (and possibly fall) on Farage's "personality cult".