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Economic gloom spells trouble for Tories

November 30, 2011

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One could almost feel sorry for George Osborne as he faced the House of Commons to deliver his bleak autumn statement, knowing he was about to paint a dismal picture of the British economy and undermine his own claims of competency in handling its problems. That is, if one was able to forget that he […]

Coalition divided

September 29, 2010

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David Miliband’s retirement from frontline politics was always going to dominate the news agenda once it was announced, and given the day the coalition government had been having up until that point you could forgive Cameron and co for being mighty relieved that the spotlight was off them at a moment when divisions within it […]

Let’s make the most out of cuts

September 15, 2009

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So Gordon Brown has finally brought himself to utter the dreaded word. No, not ‘resignation’. ‘Cuts’. Well done Gordon. As a leftie I have a natural aversion to cutting public spending, and would much prefer continued investment. But the nation’s debts are massive, and the three major parties now appear unanimous as to the need […]