An early election? Not on Brown's watch
Peter Riddell explains clearly this morning why Gordon Brown is likely to resist the temptations of an early election. He doesn't mention cash constraints, and he's right not to. If Mr Brown needs the cash, it will be there. And, in any case, the role of cash in election campaigns is greatly over stated - this is not
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Opinion: What Brown should be saying to Bush
Recently Lib Dem leader Ming Campbell commented on three things that Gordon Brown should be saying to George Bush;
When we saw Gordon Brown for drinks in the Waldorf Astoria bar last night, he was brimming with enthusiasm. And who can blame him? He had just come from a successful
BBC Poll Results Belie Claim
To mark next month’s sixtieth anniversary of the independence of
Peter Franklin: Of kettles and car engines - why nuclear power is not the solution to energy security
National security is an all important issue, and the security of our energy supplies a vital part of this equation. Thus the Dave-baiters couldn’t believe their luck when the National and International Security Policy Group, chaired by Dame Pauline Neville-Jones – now a member of the Shadow Cabinet , appeared to contradict the Conservative leader on the subject of nuclear power.
President Robert Mugabe's incompetence reaches new heights as the Zimbabwean bank issue a $200,000 note and the IMF predict inflation at 4,500 per cent. The new note has been issued due to the fact that the $100,000 note (pictured above) now only has an official exchange rate of $7.58 ($0.58 on
It really is the economy, stupid
David Cameron only has himself to blame - trying to win 'hearts and minds' while postponing hard policy debate was a dreadful mistake.
How much damage has Miraj done?
The ongoing saga that is the Tory party took another turn today with the revelation from David Cameron that Ali Miraj, the former parliamentary candidate who had attacked his leader, had only yesterday asked to be made a peer.
Coming out fighting
David Cameron demonstrated that his days of Bullingdon Club destruction aren't that far behind him when he came out attacking those who have criticised him in recent days with the tried and tested method of playing the man and not the ball.
So Ali Miraj, whose extraordinary criticisms of David Cameron I first reported on the Ten O'Clock News on Monday night, is struck off the list of approved candidates for the Conservative Party.
The view from the leadership, his behaviour was completely unacceptable and he therefore should be punished.
Cameron is beginning to reassert his authority
Candidates should always enjoy a certain freedom of expression. I am glad, for example, that Eurosceptic candidates are free to support the Better Off Out campaign, despite the frontbench's commitment to EU membership. Many candidates take strong positions against the
The world's biggest list of really annoying, offensive, niggling, irritating, infuriating, thoughtless, fat-headed, arrogant, anti-social behaviour
Here's your chance to perform a service to mankind. We're going to help create a nicer, more civilised society. Sort of.
Between us we are going to draw up a comprehensive list of anti-social behaviour. Not big things - murder, rape, impolite use of chemical weapons - but the small and medium sized things that make life just that bit more irritating.
Brown still sending Blair abusive emails
Gordon Brown is in regular contact with his predecessor Tony Blair through a relentless stream of angry, foul-mouthed emails.
The Prime Minister's spokesman said Mr Blair's 10 years in power meant Mr Brown would always look to him as a source of raw hatred.