I read that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker believes there’s no question of writing down Greek debt. The other Eurozone countries will not agree to that.He reasons that there can be no democratic choice against the European treaties. One cannot exit the euro without leaving theEU.
Looking at the news and opinion out of London eachday.
The Tories are embarking on an ‘education week’, which means they won’t just be fighting Labour but also the Lib Dems, as the latter like to strike up a fight whenever something involving Michael Gove cropsup.
Economic management. Labour, nil points. Conservatives, neuf points. But here are a few reservations.
I am critical of some measures which the Government has taken to accommodate some of Labour’s class warfarepropaganda.
It’s not the narrative we have come to expect: a bunch of people who really like Ed Miliband. Yet Mr S was surprised to find such groupexists.
Labour’s caricature of attitudes to the health service backfired spectacularly. Real people know what’s wrong and are open to ideas that will make thingsbetter
Business leaders suspect that a Labour government would be bad for them and bad for thecountry
Cutting crime, cutting taxes and rehabilitating convicted criminals go hand inhand.
With the opinion polls so tight at the moment, we’re having to look for other ways to try and work out what the general election result will be. One indicator worth watching is which party is spending more time thinking about the leadership contest that would follow anelection.
70,000 Conservative activists are being deployed in 80 constituencies under the banner ofTeam2015.
The funeral of Winston Churchill represented the death of a spirit of Britishness. Since then, we have been richer but emptier as apeople
January has been 30 days of chaos for Labour, according to Grant Shapps — but what about the Tories’ bad headlines? In a press conference this morning, Shapps outlined all of the negative press Labour has received in 2015 so far. But he ended up having to defend his party over the defection of Ukip MEP AmjadBashir.
Plus: David Davis, worst ties offender. Re-predicting my election predictions. Labour’s plight in Scotland and Wales. And: Why books by female political authors aren’tstocked.
The party’s hypocrisy on immigration cuts right to thebone
The man now acclaimed as the hero of the Second World War had heroes of his own, who critically shaped hisworldview
Even those of us who want the Conservatives to win the general election cannot help feeling a bit discouraged by the tactics they are employing in order to doso.
What do the British public want from their government after 2015? Well, unless things are really going to shift in British politics in the next few weeks, they still want the impossible: a Labour majority government led by DavidCameron.
As Milton Friedman once quipped, we could increase employment by making those working on government construction projects use spoons instead ofshovels.
Greece and Germany have two different visions of their shared currency zone and commongovernment.
Those who want Ed Miliband to move left are addicted to false comparisons with whichever foreign socialist is temporarily in the headlines thatweek
The change in how the party campaigns – which is changing what itis.
We’re blessed with an energy supply under our feet, but dithering will squander itall
In an uncertain world, here are a few certainties to bankon.
In a Telegraph interview, David Cameron today pledges to cut the welfare cap – to £23,000 from £26,000 – to fund another three million apprentice places. He says that this:- ‘Tells you everything you need to know about ourvalues’
In the late 1990s when Labour decided to offer considerable devolution to Scotland and a little devolution to Wales I wrote a book warning that such changes would fuel Scottish nationalism, not undermine it. “The death of Britain?” set out how Labour’s constitutional revolution would damage ourdemocracy.
In the 100 days leading up to the General Election we’re inviting 100 contributors to tell us what they would do as Prime Minister. The only rule? No politicians
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