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Blog Profile / Nick Robinson

Filed Under:Politics / UK Politics
Posts on Regator:590
Posts / Week:3.4
Archived Since:July 6, 2011

Blog Post Archive

NHS: Where will the money come from?

The new boss of NHS England is calling for an extra £8bn to be spent on the health service each year in the same week as figures confirmed that the amount the country is borrowing is rising again. At first sight it sounds like an awful lot of money. Show More Summary

EU immigration - the Croatian solution?

The prime minister will announce plans to limit EU migration before Christmas but the search is still on for a way to do this without needing to re-write the founding treaty of the EU - the Treaty of Rome - which enshrines the principle...Show More Summary

Ed Miliband facing glare of scrutiny

Just after noon today Ed Miliband will get to his feet in the House of Commons expecting to be greeted by a wall of noise. This will be the first Prime Minister's Questions since that conference speech. The first too since Labour's near-death...Show More Summary

UKIP: How far could they go?

It's a breakthrough alright but a breakthrough to what? First and foremost to the end of the stranglehold on British politics which the two big UK parties have had for so long. British politics is now a national contest between at least...Show More Summary

UKIP enjoys revenge for insults

Those David Cameron once called loonies, fruitcakes and closet racists will be savouring their revenge today. UKIP has made a historic breakthrough in Westminster just a few months after winning a national election - for the European...Show More Summary

Nick Clegg's message to voters

I may no longer be the fresh faced outsider, Nick Clegg told the country today, but someone has to stand up for liberal Britain against the politics of fear and grievance. The is was the speech of a man who knows that many voters don't...Show More Summary

Election choice becomes clearer

What a difference a few days make. Gone were the warnings of more pain, more spending cuts, more austerity to come. In their place a promise of better times ahead and a pledge of cuts of another kind - to working people's taxes. David...Show More Summary

Is Conservative benefit freeze fair?

The prime minister often talks about benefits as if they are paid to people who don't work and paid for by people who do. The truth is that the benefits freeze the chancellor announced yesterday will affect more than twice as many working...Show More Summary

Osborne - Benefit freeze and 'Google tax'

There is nothing George Osborne likes more than making twin pack announcements designed to make him look tough but fair. So it is that he has just announced that a future Conservative government would freeze benefits paid to people of...Show More Summary

MPs support UK air strikes against IS

What will worry opponents of military action and those who are sceptical about it is the prime minister's clear desire to extend action to Syria. He has promised MPs another vote before that happens unless there is a need to move swiftly...Show More Summary

Iraq strikes: Symbolism or precursor?

Six RAF Tornado strike aircraft will once again be in action over the skies of Iraq very soon - in theory as early as this evening but I understand that Saturday night is more likely. The question today's Commons vote leaves unanswered...Show More Summary

British military action in Iraq: what next?

If/when the House of Commons votes for air strikes against IS forces in Iraq the next steps are becoming increasingly clear. Air strikes this weekend In theory, six RAF Tornado strike aircraft could be in action over the skies of Iraq...Show More Summary

Will Miliband's deficit slip haunt him?

For just £2 in Manchester you could buy your very own souvenir copy of a speech by a man who wants to be your next prime minister. A speech which will be remembered for two things - a promise to spend more on the NHS and Ed Miliband's...Show More Summary

Ed Miliband's CV for top job

Today's conference speech marked the start of an eight-month job application. So said Ed Miliband. The role to be filled - prime minister. The decision to be taken - by you next May. The big theme of his speech was not the threats the...Show More Summary

Parliament crucial to IS decision

One thing and one thing alone will determine whether the UK joins the United States in taking military action against Islamic State forces - parliamentary opinion. David Cameron will not risk a repeat of the Commons defeat he faced last...Show More Summary

Miliband to pledge rise in NHS spending

Labour leader Ed Miliband will pledge to increase spending on the NHS in his party conference speech on Tuesday, the BBC understands. He will say a "mansion tax" on homes worth more than £2m will help pay for the extra funding. Labour...Show More Summary

Change is coming to the constitution

There has never been a day in politics like this one. A vote to reject massive constitutional change in one part of the UK has triggered a debate about just that in every part of it. The man without whom this might never have happened...Show More Summary

The people have spoken. But it's not over

The people have spoken. Scotland has rejected independence. The result has been accepted by both sides. So that you might think is that. Not a bit of it. The fact that over 1.5m British citizens voted to break away from the rest of the...Show More Summary

Brown calls for three 'guarantees' for Scotland

Gordon Brown is calling for three "guarantees" for Scotland to be "locked in" before voting takes place in the referendum on Thursday. In a speech in Edinburgh later he will call for: 1. A permanent role for Scotland in the evolution...Show More Summary

Ian Paisley: From Dr No to Dr Yes

Loved and loathed, admired and feared, the life of the man known simply as "Big Ian" is the story of Northern Ireland's transition from violence to peace. Some will remember him for a single word - "Never!" - rarely spoken, usually bellowed. They...Show More Summary

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