The economy is forecast to grow by 2.7% this year, faster than any other European economy. Unemployment continues to fall and 1.3 million new jobs have been created in the private sector. The deficit is... More

The architect of this major development was Lord Adonis, Labour’s Transport Secretary in 2009. The Coalition took over the project in 2010 despite opposition within its own ranks. Speaking at this year’s... More

The economy may have turned a corner but with youth unemployment close to a million and unemployment still increasing in the north and Scotland, the slippage in support for Labour is bad news for its leader.... More

On the other, there is still a widespread reluctance to accept personal responsibility and an expectation that the nanny state will decide everything for us. In the 2010 election David Cameron set out... More

The expenses scandal, broken promises and unpopular policies explain this. The 2010 election produced no party with a majority, making a coalition unavoidable and policy compromises inevitable. Austerity... More

Economic recovery is all well and good but its effects have not yet reached most people’s pockets and the energy price increases have not helped. A speech by Sir John Major, the former Conservative Prime... More

These elections were for 35 English Councils, including the County Councils which the Conservatives traditionally dominate. They lost control of eight. Labour took Derbyshire from them but the other seven... More

To address this, the two Eds have made important speeches this week, Ed Balls on public spending and his leader on welfare policies. In the former, Mr Balls tied a future Labour Government to matching... More

Despite the PM’s draft Bill committing his party to a referendum on UK membership of the EU if the Conservatives are elected in 2015, 114 backbenchers voted for an amendment to the Loyal Address in response... More

Their slogan was ‘One Nation Society’ but their speeches and policy announcements seemed to be those of a lurch to the left and abandonment of the centrist New Labour agenda which gave them three victories... More

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