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Election 2010: the first internet election?

March 15, 2010


With the general election fast approaching, the debate continues to rage over what influence, if any, the internet will have on the way it is contested and the outcome. The Fabian Society’s Nick Anstead thinks the influence will be limited, and it is an opinion I find myself agreeing with. Certainly the mechanics of the […]

Labour shooting itself in the foot (again)

January 6, 2010


So yet another ‘coup’ against Gordon Brown appears to be underway. What is the point? This one was destined to fail, due in part that the ministerial careers of Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon are over due to their own failings, and in part to the fact that nobody in the Labour Party really thinks […]

The case for 100% Inheritance Tax

November 14, 2009


Taxation has been, and will continue to be, a major topic of discussion for politicians and commentators in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Wall Street Crash of 1929. With a huge budget deficit and a general election looming, the case for increased taxation will be debated by the two major parties […]

Are we approaching the time of the Liberal Democrat?

July 6, 2009


Much has been written about the impending fall of the Labour Party and the seemingly inevitable rise to power of David Cameron’s Tories. The press focus on the death throes of Labour while questioning what exactly a Conservative government would do. Analysts debate whether next year’s election will be about spending vs cuts, as Brown […]