From the daily archives:

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Clegg’s ‘Stunning Victory’ would cost his party 30% of its MPs

March 3, 2013

On Friday, Nick Clegg hailed his party’s close victory in a constituency where they held every council seat as a “stunning victory”. I thought I would examine the claim.  Of course, extrapolating a general election result from a by-election is a poor predictor of the likely outcome.  But given Clegg’s claim, such an extrapolation is […]

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Week 9: Hero – The EU

March 3, 2013

This week, our award for the greatest heroes of the last seven days goes to the European Union On Thursday, the European Union decided to do something that our own government should have done when the UK economy went over the cliff: cap bankers’ bonuses. Yet, rather than thank them, Tories have lined up to […]

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Week 9: Prat – Nick Clegg

March 3, 2013

This Week’s Prat of the Week is no stranger to this award, it is once again the Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg Nick Clegg’s end of the week was a lot better than his start.   The  Lib Dem’s retention of Eastleigh, masking a 14% fall in the Lib Dem […]

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Week 9: Villain – Congressional Republicans

March 3, 2013

This week’s villains are the Republicans who sit in the US Congress for ensuring the implementation of $85bn worth of cuts to American Government Programmes. Ok, by way of background – in 2011, US Congress approved an expansion of the American debt ceiling and passed a Bill to that effect; contained within it however, was […]

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