So you see Nicola, the plan is to drag your name through the mud.
Nicola Sturgeon faces daily attacks for undermining England. But The Conservatives are hitting new lows with their latest proposal.
We haven’t built enough council houses since the 60s.
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Most of the best local authority homes were sold off under Thatcher: what’s left won’t help the housing crisis.
Faceless, but essential?
The backroom staff of our biggest bureaucracies are an easy political target, but making good on promises for cuts is harder than it looks.
There’s few enough bright sparks here.
As one, the parties have missed the point when it comes to the digital economy and failed to recognise what’s really needed.
Cameron puts on his best stern face.
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The Conservatives set themselves up for an ongoing battle with the EU.
Pointing Britain’s schools in the right direction?
After five years of polarising and radical reforms, the Tories aren’t letting up on their vision for schools.
All in this together.
Recent polls have put Labour and the Conservatives in what seems to be an unshakable dead heat. The latest Ashcroft poll puts them both on 33%. This takes the parties back to exactly where they were in…
Britannia rule the waves – subject to spending priorities.
The Conservatives can’t quite figure out how to both cut defence spending and procure new kit the UK can actually use.
The Lowry Centre in Salford has seen cuts to its regular arts budget.
Conservative culture minister Ed Vaizey says ‘roughly’ the same amount of money is going into the arts as it did under Labour. Is he right?
It’ll take more than a handshake to set the record straight.
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The Conservatives’ statements on health do not stand up to scrutiny, while their promises on mental health are vague
Welfare cuts should serve to increase employment, but
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Research indicates that Conservative proposals will increase incentives for the unemployed to return to work, but it won’t reduce poverty.
Too good to be true?
Cameron spoke with considerable authority, and apparent sincerity. The problem lay not in the style, but rather the content.
Housing Association tenants will get the right to buy.
The Conservatives have long dreamed of a property-owning democracy but this version will not solve the UK’s modern housing nightmare.
Learn from the master, chaps.
From campaign buses to photo ops, the late Tory leader set the tone for the 2015 election.
It could all hinge on the man in the middle.
Whichever party finds itself in the ideological middle could hold all the cards in the 2015 election.
Going it alone?
Will no one come to the rescue of Britain’s beleaguered political pundits? Seemingly not. Those revered traditional game-changers of UK elections – the budget, a bruising interview with Jeremy Paxman…
The SNP and Plaid leaders worked together to show up the pack.
It nearly didn’t happen, but for the first time ever, the British public has heard from seven party leaders in one TV debate. And for the first time ever, Natalie Bennett, Nigel Farage, Nicola Sturgeon…
The 2010 intake of MPs was not exactly a feast of diversity.
A recent study suggests the Conservatives are leading the way on this issue but the story isn’t quite that simple.
A paper-thin victory may be the best these two can hope for.
With parliament closed, the election campaign is now in full swing and it looks increasingly unlikely that either will win outright. A recent meeting of election forecasters concluded that the UK is heading…
Going up or down?
Alex Salmond might not be the leader of the Scottish National Party anymore, but that hasn’t stopped him from speaking out very loudly about his party’s potential role as kingmaker in the 2015 election…