The economy may have turned a corner but with youth unemployment close to a million and unemployment still increasing in the north and Scotland, the slippage in support for Labour is bad news for its leader.... More

Despite the PM’s draft Bill committing his party to a referendum on UK membership of the EU if the Conservatives are elected in 2015, 114 backbenchers voted for an amendment to the Loyal Address in response... More

Miliband went on to suggest a shortage of nurses, beds and senior A&E doctors. The Prime Minister disputed these claims and said that there now more A&E consultants than five years ago. Emergency units... More


The fact that a large number of Conservatives voted against the Bill and their supporters in the country opposed it 2:1 made it risky for the party’s leadership. UKIP were against the move and could attract... More

Taken with the fall in inflation to 2.1% and a growth rate revised upwards by the IMF to 2.4%, we have clear evidence that the economy is recovering and growing faster than any developed economy except... More

Their slogan was ‘One Nation Society’ but their speeches and policy announcements seemed to be those of a lurch to the left and abandonment of the centrist New Labour agenda which gave them three victories... More

This week’s poll concerned Ed Miliband who was seen to be less trustworthy, decisive or competent than Gordon Brown. A similar poll last year found David Cameron disliked by 54% of those questioned and... More

EU Commissioners have dubbed Britain the ‘nasty country’ whilst reaction at home asks ‘why so little - so late’. As from 1st January Romanians and Bulgarians will be free to enter Britain legally and the... More

On the other, there is still a widespread reluctance to accept personal responsibility and an expectation that the nanny state will decide everything for us. In the 2010 election David Cameron set out... More

Homes on the Somerset levels remain under water and strong winds took down power to thousands of other homes. The Prime Minister took over chairmanship of Cobra, the crisis committee, in the face of criticism... More