Week of Apr 17 – Apr 23
11:09 am EST April 17, 2012
Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.
The politics of message manipulation that served Clinton and Blair so well will not rescue Cameron, argues Iain Martin.
A reformed House of Lords should be 80% elected and there should be a referendum before any change is made, a parliamentary committee has said.
The Bow Group produced its first research paper in 1952, entitled “Coloured People in Britain”. It served as a study into the British Afro-Caribbean community, and the issues and barriers that were faced by these citizens, to integrate and succeed in British society.
Ken Livingstone admitted that he uses a private healthcare company rather than the NHS for an annual health check, it emerged today.
Prime Minister David Cameron is "committed" to House of Lords reform, Downing Street says, despite the prospect of a rebellion by his own MPs.
Is it always interesting to observe the process by which a politician becomes an elder statesman. A number of criteria must be met.
Paul Goodman’s recent commentary of whether the rise of UKIP in the polls is primarily about “Europe” or “Conservatism” (following the interesting research undertaken by James Bethell, whose father was one of the finest Conservative MEPs, a true hero of the Cold War and its aftermath) has encouraged me to question the linkage, or lack of it, between the two.
The Prime Minister is besieged by Conservative critics oblivious to the man on the street.
It's high-quality nurseries, not 65,000 imaginary nannies, that mothers need the most.
If we really care about elderly people, the practice of paying carers less than the minimum wage must be stamped out
Nick Clegg's aides to put forward other options rather than sign up to planned £10bn round of welfare cuts by Conservatives
Nigel Farage's party is going from strength to strength, but will their success be at the expense of the Lib Dems?
The NDAA means the US military can put anyone under suspicion of being a terror threat and detain them for ever
With UKIP narrowly ahead of the LibDems with YouGov, there is much focus on how
people are supporting the party and on which
people are supporting the party but surprisingly little discussion about why
people are doing so.
George Osborne is Chancellor and his party's chief political strategist and not doing either job particularly well.
Levying VAT on repair work is a very bad idea, whether for cathedrals or country cottages.
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