The big rescue package has bought the politicians some time

May 10, 2010

They promised us market meltdown if there was a hung parliament. That was the Conservative pitch before the election.

from The Great Debate UK:

The Disunited Kingdom

May 10, 2010

- Paul Henderson Scott has written numerous books on Scottish history, literature and affairs, including ‘A 20th Century Life’ and its sequel, ‘The New Scotland’. He has been Rector of Dundee University, President of the Saltire Society and of Scottish PEN and a Vice-President of the Scottish National Party. The opinions expressed are his own -

What now for Cameron’s agenda?

May 7, 2010

The big question is what happens to David Cameron’s modernisation agenda if he has to rule with a minority government.

Elections don’t get more exciting than this

May 6, 2010

It’s going to be a long night! Cliffhanger, nailbiter, whatever you want to call it — it doesn’t get more exciting than this.

Twitter users still agree with Nick

May 5, 2010

One the eve of the general election, our exclusive Twitter analysis of political sentiment shows that while the latest opinion polls point to a late rally by Gordon Brown’s Labour Party, users of the micro-blogging site still favour Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats over the other two main parties.

Twitter users give their verdict on final leaders’ debate

April 30, 2010

The snap polls say Tory leader David Cameron was the victor of last night’s final leaders’ debate, but what did users of micro-blogging site Twitter make of the three main prime ministerial candidates?

“Bigoted woman” brings election to life, but is it nail in Brown’s coffin?

April 28, 2010

brown_rochdaleForget the budget deficit, forget the jobless, forget the recession and forget the spending cuts to come.

Jokes wear thin at ill-tempered Labour event

By Estelle Shirbon
April 27, 2010

MandelsonLabour strategy chief Peter Mandelson berated the media at a press conference this morning for failing to focus on policy. Then he repeatedly side-stepped questions on the most important policy challenge of all: where are the tens of billions of pounds of spending cuts needed to halve the deficit going to come from?

Will a hung parliament create a serious hangover for British business?

April 26, 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.

How did the party leaders fare on Twitter?

April 23, 2010

There was no undisputed winner, according to the snap polls which followed the second leaders’ debate in Bristol last night. The instant polls were split on who had won, with three saying LibDem leader Nick Clegg was the victor and another two placing the Conservatives’ David Cameron in first place.