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 25 May 2010
Monday 24 May 2010
Nick Clegg confirmed yesterday that he begged Gordon Brown to stay in Downing Street a little longer while he sewed up a coalition deal with David Cameron.
Sunday 23 May 2010
Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock came out in support of Ed Miliband in the race to succeed Gordon Brown.
Friday 21 May 2010
In the early days of a new hung parliament, the Prime Minister is beset by myriad problems: the cabinet is split, the national debt is rising, the Lancaster House convention is a catastrophe and the new oil pipeline deal with Kumranistan depends on the Turks joining the EU. There's worse to come: the pipeline deal, and a huge dollar loan, further hinges on the material whims of the Kumranistan foreign minister, a weekend guest at Chequers, being properly indulged. And his whim of choice is an under-age sexual partner for the night. "Is he gay?" asks an aide. "If only it were that simple," shoots back the PM.
Tuesday 18 May 2010
The result of the Labour Party leadership contest will not be determined for another four months, it was announced today.
Thursday 13 May 2010
An election candidate who described Gordon Brown as the "worst Prime Minister" has been suspended from the Labour Party, he said today.
Monday 10 May 2010
Gordon Brown's statement this afternoon contained a double surprise
Monday 10 May 2010
Wednesday 05 May 2010
Voters vented their anger at Conservative jibes about Gordon Brown in Newcastle during yesterday afternoon's Independent soapbox hustings. Audience members were annoyed after Tory candidate Nick Holder quoted a Labour party member in an ill-advised joke about the prime minister's track record.
Saturday 01 May 2010
Friday 30 April 2010
Thursday 29 April 2010
There is probably not a politician in history who has never been tempted to say what Gordon Brown said yesterday about a member of the voting public.
Thursday 29 April 2010
Sunday 25 April 2010
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg today warned that he would not prop up a Labour government which had collapsed to third in the popular vote.
Friday 16 April 2010
"It will disappoint you and it will disappoint many people but we have come to the end of our debating time," said Alastair Stewart, wrapping up Britain's first television leader's debate. It wasn't the first prepared line that failed to match the mood of the moment but it surely offered the biggest discrepancy between wishful thinking and hard fact.
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