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The Debates Debate

October 22, 2014

Last week the broadcasters collectively put together a proposal for leader debates for next May’s general election.   The proposal is for three debates.  The first is to involve David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage.  The second a debate (along the lines of those in 2010) between Cameron, Miliband and Clegg and finally […]

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Question Time: Pub Bore Politics

June 14, 2013

Last night, BBC Question Time’s audience was made up entirely of 16 and 17 year-olds who will have a vote in next year’s Scottish independence referendum. The level of questioning and interaction from the 16/17 year olds was hugely impressive, and once again highlighted that Scotland’s youth remains politically connected, engaged and articulate. It was […]

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So What Happened At Bradford West?

March 30, 2012

I’ve always been a great fan of Alan Hansen’s football punditry: usually the most inciteful analysis together with a generous dose of Scottish dourness.  But of course his most famous moment was when he got it wrong: “You can’t win anything with kids”. As Ray North pointed out, I’ve had my own Alan Hansen moment […]

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Bradford West – A Neutral’s View

March 30, 2012

When she was asked to assess how and why Labour had done so badly in Bradford West, Harriet Harman suggested that Bradford had its ‘particular problems for Labour’ and that this was a strange result. She then suggested that Labour would mount an internal investigation into the result. As I listened to Ms. Harman, I […]

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By-Election Special: Bradford West

March 28, 2012

Although there has been less than overwhelming coverage of it, this Thursday sees a Parliamentary by-election in Bradford West, caused by the ill health of its Labour MP Marsha Singh. This is the seventh by-election of this Parliament, and the sixth in a Labour-held seat (the seventh was in Sinn Fein’s Belfast West seat) – […]

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