Conservative ministers have been accused by Labour of trying to push through billions of pounds in controversial pet projects before May’s general election, including the construction of a youth super-prison and further privatisation deals.
Moan, moan. “Four more months … Four. More. Months,” grumps the Times.
A recent YouGov poll placed UKIP on 12% in Scotland. Is this a real increase of just a polling blip?
The rise of the smaller parties in the UK will give a second chance to electoral reform.
Recent polling suggests that Labour are continuing to fall behind Nicola Sturgeon’s party, with less than four months to go until the general election.
A quarter of Scotland’s 16- and 17-year-olds have joined a political party since the independence referendum, while two-thirds have been inspired by the campaign to find out more about politics, according to a poll.
Ed Miliband has been urged by one of the left’s leading thinktanks to counter corporate hostility to Labour by softening his anti-business rhetoric and stressing the pro-enterprise parts of its economic programme.
British businesses should increase the wages of their staff and pay the living wage for lower paid workers as they enjoy record profits in the wake of the fall in oil prices, David Cameron has said.
The Green party now has more members than Ukip and the Liberal Democrats after gaining more than 2,000 supporters in the last day alone.
The shadow chancellor has accused Boris Johnson of dog-whistle racism for writing an article in which the London mayor quoted claims that Barack Obama’s “part-Kenyan” heritage had driven him towards anti-British sentiment.
Barack Obama has warned that the UK would be at the “back of the queue” in any trade deal with the US if the country chose to leave the EU, as he made an emotional plea to Britons to vote for staying in.
Stephen Kinnock, the ambitious Labour backbencher who has taken a prominent role in the campaign to save the Port Talbot steelworks, has said the shadow business secretary, Angela Eagle, would make a great Labour leader.