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Posts Tagged ‘tories’

Can Clegg exploit the gap in the market?

His task is to be the voice of moderation, to appeal to the thoughtful centrist


A referendum is coming. So why doesn’t David Cameron take the lead?

Britain is potentially the most influential of all the non-euro members


We need to help more independents to break the stranglehold

The rules are unfairly stacked against Siobhan Benita


Cameron needs more blue-sky thinking to win the next election

Steve Hilton knew the Tories wouldn’t be heard if they seemed out of touch and out-of-date


Lords reform is a fight that Nick Clegg will never win

Why is Nick Clegg so determined to throw everything at a policy that will win few votes?


What happens when even your supporters don’t believe in you?

The problem is that Ed Miliband is too clever for his own good


We can’t expect decisions from two parties so much at odds

Bizarrely, the best hope for resolving Coalition differences is a collapse of the eurozone


Cameron picks a fight when he doesn’t need to

The Prime Minister’s self-inflicted wound


Time to call the SNP’s bluff

Treat the Nationalists like recalcitrant teenagers


Vote Yes for evolution, not revolution

The scaremongering over AV is so disproportionate, you wonder if they’re looking at the same voting system


State school is Cameron’s only option

The PM’s Etonian background was his big handicap when he ran for leader


If he picks his fights well, Clegg can still deliver for his party

The Lib Dem leader can make Tory policies better


The perils of giving in to pester power

If ministers reward those who shout loudest, the cacophony will become unbearable


Cameron is far happier than his party

The Tory leader is not a great fan of his party, so he finds coalitions easy and conference tiresome


This Coalition is going to last and last

The only party that would gain from it being wrecked is Labour


The middle-class prize for Labour

Both Milibands believe the interests of the middle class are no longer the same as the filthy rich