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Climate Change: What can we do?

November 10, 2015

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Last night’s Cantelowes Labour Party meeting was a bit of an eye opener. Linda Etchart, an expert in global development, talked about how the Paris Summit (#COP21) is a vital time in the fight against climate change. The environment was a non-issue at the last election with no party making a forceful case for a green economy (yes, […]

How popular is the Shadow Cabinet?

October 23, 2015

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Labour List regularly runs a poll to find out how Labour supporters rank their own Shadow Cabinet’s effectiveness. The latest results show that a relatively new and unknown Shadow Cabinet is already as popular as Ed Miliband’s last, ill fated, shadow team. While not as popular as the former Shadow Cabinet was just before the […]

Who are the undecided voters in the general election?

May 5, 2015

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Political polling has taken on an even greater significance in 2015 with the general election being so unpredictable and the media desperate to try and call the final result. And despite this unpredictability, the polls published in the papers always seem to be so confident. Yet, there is always one striking omission from the numbers: […]

How much did Boots spend attacking Labour?

February 3, 2015

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The Lobbying Act is in full force and charities are apparently scaling back political comment in fear of being reprimanded by the Electoral Commission for being a non-party campaigner. But corporates are not so shy. Take Boots’ attack on Ed Miliband and the resulting argument with the Labour party. With the Lobbying Act limiting spending on regulated PR […]

Labour must wake up to the UKIP threat

October 10, 2014

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With UKIP’s electoral successes in Clacton hitting the headlines, Labour have been quick to distance themselves from the impact of the result with Douglas Alexander claiming it is coalition supporting defectors switching to UKIP. But if you look at the percentage share of the vote results for an imaginary combined Clacton, Heywood and Middleton constituency, […]

How Better Together almost lost the Union

September 21, 2014

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How did the 'No' campaign go from a massive lead in the polls to coming perilously close to losing the Scottish Referendum?

The unwelcome political return of Mr Megabus

September 4, 2014

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The No campaign in the Scottish Referendum may have issues with its sexist and patronising adverts, but Sir Brian Souter’s appearance on the BBC last night serves as a reminder that the Yes campaign has its fair share of undesirable views. Let’s go back to 1999/2000 and what the Scottish Daily Mail editorial called: Labour’s […]