£120.6 billion of government borrowing in the last quarter was also down by £300 million. Nevertheless, the national debt is still £1.387 trillion so he has no grounds for complacency. Welcome though these... More

Economic recovery is all well and good but its effects have not yet reached most people’s pockets and the energy price increases have not helped. A speech by Sir John Major, the former Conservative Prime... More

The next Election will be in May 2015 and these cuts will only begin to be felt six weeks before then and could drive voters to replace the Coalition with a Government willing to cancel them. So, is George... More

He acknowledged the recovery and said, “For the first time in a long time, there’s a real sense that Britain is on the rise”, but he also warned against complacency. The job was only half done. The deficit... More

Worse still the Assad regime has now employed the nerve agent Sarin killing 1,400. Sarin is classified as a weapon of mass destruction, banned by the U.N. Chemical Weapons Convention in 1993.Last week... More

These elections were for 35 English Councils, including the County Councils which the Conservatives traditionally dominate. They lost control of eight. Labour took Derbyshire from them but the other seven... More

 Whilst the Government celebrates every sign of economic recovery, the Opposition’s focus is on the cost of living crisis facing many households. Depending on how inflation is measured, the current rate... More

The expenses scandal, broken promises and unpopular policies explain this. The 2010 election produced no party with a majority, making a coalition unavoidable and policy compromises inevitable. Austerity... More

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The European Parliamentary elections in May will show how real the support for the exit option is but ninety-five Conservative MPs are demanding a parliamentary veto on all past and future actions of the... More

The Liberal Democrats, who met this week in Glasgow, have a history of querulous conference debates but this year there was more discipline and fewer complaints that the party is losing its soul. Being... More

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