Revelling in the latest growth figures, George Osborne lifted Balls-baiting to a new plane. He was asked an unusually long list of super-friendly questions by euphoric Tory backbenchers. Ones that in the secret dreams of the MPs involved, invite the answer: “Yes. My honourable friend has absolutely hit the nail on the head with that spiffing question correctly mentioning our long-term economic plan, allowing me to lay into the Opposition, and qualifying him for early promotion.”
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Tuesday 12 June 2012
Saturday 09 June 2012
Martin Hickman anticipates next week's key questions
Wednesday 30 May 2012
At last year’s Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York a superhero made his debut. He was a bearded figure called “Krug man”, who set about vanquishing the minions of the evil financial services empire with his fearsome “macro mallet”. The unlikely cartoon champion was based on Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize winning economist.
Monday 21 May 2012
Tony Blair is preparing to re-enter the British political fray by joining "a call to arms" to fight Scottish independence, the former Chancellor, Alistair Darling, suggested yesterday.
Sunday 20 May 2012
The Prime Minister is to be briefed on plans for a £30bn, 10-mile tidal barrage from Somerset to South Wales which could provide 5 per cent of Britain's total electricity. David Cameron signalled his backing, telling MPs: "A huge amount of renewable energy could be delivered through a barrage of this kind."
Monday 14 May 2012
The former Number 10 communications director Alastair Campbell said today that David Cameron did not want to set up the Leveson Inquiry.
Sunday 13 May 2012
The Chancellor is the pole around which disaffection organises itself
Thursday 10 May 2012
The Government was accused of incompetently squandering £250 million today as it announced a major U-turn in the fighter jets for the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Covert checks by private detectives on the background of Labour politicians are expected to take centre stage at the Leveson Inquiry tomorrow.
Friday 04 May 2012
Despite everything, the Bank of England now has vastly expanded powers
Monday 30 April 2012
Economic Outlook: Misleadingly, Danny Alexander suggests the government has created 634,000 jobs
Thursday 26 April 2012
Economic Life: Given the shower of doom being dumped on the public, things have held up well
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Meltdown in mid-term voting on 3 May would seal the fate of Labour's under-pressure leader
Monday 26 March 2012
Friday 23 March 2012
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
- 1 Gun instructor accidentally shot dead by nine-year-old girl with Uzi gun
- 2 Miley Cyrus' homeless MTV VMAs date, Jesse Helt, is wanted by the police
- 5 Homer Simpson has taken the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he has