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Northamptonshire’s uncrowded and gentle landscape is in danger of becoming the wind farm capital of England, says Peter Stanford.
He was pragmatic, proactive, transparent and media savvy. Is the new president, François Hollande, ready to be like that?
David Cameron has admitted he needs to “prove” himself to voters and insisted he understands the message from the local elections “loud and clear”.
Left and Right politicians like Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, and Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson, sing from same hymn sheet
But political ‘debate’ ignores the fact that the market economy can’t afford enormous social security programmes.
David Cameron is planning a fightback to stop his party descending into civil war with a Queen’s Speech offering help to “striving” families and moves to create jobs.
The coalition will be strained to breaking point if the prime minister fails to face down the angry Tory right
Senior coalition figures are set to begin their fightback following dismal election results that have heaped pressure on the already-straining partnership.
Ms Mensch should be applauded for highlighting Twitter abuse, but internet hatred goes far beyond sexism
Commons Speaker John Bercow claims voters feel let down by mainstream political parties because they have not got what they voted for.
UKIP have done well in the local elections, securing almost 13% of the vote, in the places where they stood, and caused real problems for the Conservative Party.
Boris Johnson has pledged to work his “socks off” to help Londoners through tough times.
This is the moment to revive the Conservative and Liberal Democrats Coalition, not to break it apart
The Coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats remains the best response to our woes, but a new, improved version is required.
For Leftie Londoners today is bitter-sweet. Last night’s council elections were a stinging slap in the face for the Coalition: the Tories down well over 300 seats so far, Lib-Dems down 180, and Labour set to pick up more than 700 seats nationally.
It was nail-bitingly close but, despite his terrible record, Johnson won. Who’s to blame for this triumph of image over substance?
Tens of thousands of families living on benefits are to be warned in the coming days that they face losing their homes as the Government begins the process of capping payouts.
Boris Johnson was today on the brink of victory in the London mayoral race. The Conservative Mayor was in the lead as the count took place across the capital — and Ken Livingstone’s campaign team privately admitted that their candidate is likely to lose.
The Deputy Prime Minister has his defenders, who point to his backing for the government’s radical welfare and education reforms as proof that he is making a serious contribution.
The Tories aren’t in existential crisis, but discontent among voters is focused on the leadership cabal and the issue of class
An interesting result this morning is that though the Lib Dems have been decimated, they have been decimated solely by Labour. In southern areas, the party has actually held up against the Conservatives.
Strange conversation with my mother this morning. “Did you say you wanted to hit Louise Mensch in the face with a hammer?”, she asked, in the same tone she used to use when checking whether I’d done my homework.
Boris Johnson was heading for victory in the race to be re-elected as Mayor of London today — backed by thousands of Labour voters.
The polling stations are open until 10pm tonight — so there is every opportunity to vote in the mayoral and London Assembly elections. We hope our readers will do so: whoever wins deserves a strong mandate.
Michael Deacon follows Boris Johnson on his last day of campaigning to be re-elected London Mayor.
All three major parties should keep in mind that a good local election result does not lay a path to general election victory
(Online Poll) Would you welcome Tony Blair returning to UK politics?
Tony Blair is keen to ‘re-engage’ with UK politics, according to reports. He has apparently hired a spin doctor as part of an attempt to raise his domestic profile. Would you welcome his return to British politics?
A victory for Boris Johnson would be a tonic for London and the country.
Boris has yet to prove his dynamism but Ken’s retro politics would prove disastrous for London’s economy
The election for Mayor of London will soon be over. Some Londoners have found it an unedifying campaign. It has certainly been robust.
Some of you have commented that London has grown faster because it has taken a disproprtionate share of the infrastructure investment. It is difficult to square this with the reality.
It’s always a depressing experience for politicians to encounter the voters. I don’t just mean the gruelling, occasionally terrifying grind of knocking on doors and handing out leaflets. I mean finding out what a gulf there is between your lovingly assembled, intellectually coherent policy programme, and what the nation actually wants.