Deja vu as infighting stalks Labour

September 21, 2008

    It was the last thing diehard Labour activists wanted voters
to see as the spotlight falls on the party in Manchester this
weekend – two of Labour’s best known veterans bickering on
Sunday morning television over whether Prime Minister Gordon
Brown should stay or go.

Labour aren’t singing anymore

September 21, 2008

  Unsurprisingly, it’s a totally different mood at this year’s Labour Party conference in Manchester.Last year in Bournemouth, they talked about crushing the opposition Conservatives for a generation as the party celebrated a 10 point lead in the polls under their new leader Gordon Brown.

Brown outdone by Obama effect

July 21, 2008

brown.jpg Gordon Brown has not had the best of luck since replacing Tony Blair as British prime minister a year ago. Now it seems Brown’s bad luck has followed him overseas.

Glasgow dire for Labour – but not Crewe

July 18, 2008

glasgowcampaign.jpgGlasgow East has a very different feel to Crewe as it gears up for Thursday’s by-election.

Iron Chancellor to leaden Prime Minister

June 27, 2008

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brownjune.jpgOne of Gordon Brown’s favourite speech writers is leaving Number 10 to return to the Treasury. That gives Brown the perfect opportunity to draft in someone who has the ability to coin the kind of phrases that chime with the electorate and stick in people’s minds.

Wednesday’s front pages: Taxed to the limit

May 7, 2008

motorists.jpgThe ever increasing tax burden and Gordon Brown’s woes dominate the front pages today.

Big task looms for Boris Johnson

May 2, 2008

(Updated on May 3 with new headline, election results, reaction and photos)

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The man described by some as a joke, by others as a brilliant mind has ended Ken Livingstone’s eight-year reign at City Hall.

Should inheritance tax be raised?

April 15, 2008

cash.jpgAs house prices have risen over the years, so have arguments over inheritance tax.

Call him Johnson

April 7, 2008

boris1.jpgEvery time Labour ministers call the Conservative candidate for London mayor by first name alone they’ll have to pay £5 into a ‘swear box’.