The Great Debate UK

Fears of UK hung parliament may be overstated

By Hugo Dixon
April 19, 2010

– The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Crisis, what crisis?

By Hugo Dixon
April 16, 2010

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– The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. –

From rotten parliament to reform parliament?

By Tony Samphier
April 15, 2010

tspic- Tony Samphier is a campaigns consultant and organiser of the election policy comparison web initiative DEMREF 2010. The opinions expressed are his won.-

from UK News:

Will a Hung Parliament create a serious hangover for British business?

April 14, 2010

ParliamentElection day is fast approaching and with the poll gap narrowing between the Conservatives and Labour, there is a very real probability that the UK will end up with a hung parliament. For the first time since 1974, the UK may be left without clear political leadership.

The UK should not waste its fiscal crisis

By Hugo Dixon
April 7, 2010

hugodixon–  The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own  –

from UK News:

Taking Twitter’s political temperature

April 6, 2010

Britain's first live television debates between the leaders of the three mainstream political parties are not the only new feature to add spice to the upcoming general election, which Prime Minister Gordon Brown today announced will be held on May 6.

Old traditions die hard in UK election campaigning

March 29, 2010

number10A study of constituency-level campaign techniques undertaken by Brunel University ahead of a general election expected in early May shows that direct mail is by far the most common method of contact used by politicians to reach potential voters.

Are the markets right to fear a hung parliament?

January 18, 2010

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-David Kuo is director at The Motley Fool. The opinions expressed are his own -

There is a well-trodden saying that markets hate uncertainty. Elections are inevitably uncertain, so until the votes in the next election are counted we cannot be certain which party will govern the UK.

from UK News:

Do UK troops in Afghanistan have the right back up?

July 13, 2009

Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth came under criticism on Monday over a shortage of military equipment in Afghanistan, where 15 British soldiers have been killed in the past two weeks.

Ask Nick Clegg

July 8, 2009

Update: We’ve closed comments on this post as the Interview is now finished. See Nick’s Twitter stream for further responses to questions and this post for an account of how the event worked.