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Blog Profile / Nick Robinson


URL :http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/correspondents/nickrobinson/
Filed Under:Politics / UK Politics
Posts on Regator:562
Posts / Week:3.5
Archived Since:July 6, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Immigration - A racing certainty

Today's GDP figures means it's a pretty safe bet that immigration and not the economy will be the top issue in voters minds in the European elections. I've taken my ballot box to Yorkshire today to test the public mood on that issueShow More Summary

Are you feeling the economic recovery?

Are you feeling the recovery? The economy's on the mend. The statistics couldn't be clearer but who's feeling it? That's the question I asked for the first of a series of pre-election features for tonight's TV news examining the issues...Show More Summary

UKIP immigration policy - the wife test

On a day when Nigel Farage launched a nationwide poster campaign warning that millions of Europeans were waiting to take your job, I asked him why he employed a German as his secretary. Couldn't he have found a British person instead, I wondered. Show More Summary

Miliband on Israel and plan to be PM

On a kibbutz outside Jerusalem Ed Miliband was greeted with a loud, warm Jewish embrace from 84-year-old Sara - his mother's cousin - who, like her, is a Polish Jew who survived the Holocaust. It marked the end of a visit to Israel that...Show More Summary

PM feels legacy of expenses anger

Five years after the scandal of MPs' expenses first broke little may seem to have changed. A prime minister defends his own when they come under fire, only to discover that the press, the public and some of his own MPs regard that as...Show More Summary

Miller walks away from government

She's gone. The pressure, it seems, was too much. In a letter to the prime minister, Maria Miller says that "It has become clear to me that the present situation has become a distraction from the vital work this government is doing." There is no reference to the row about her expenses claim let alone an expression of regret. Show More Summary

Where Miller story is heading

"I am devastated that this has happened, and that I have let you down." Thus Maria Miller makes the apology she failed to make in her thirty two second appearance in the Commons. My sense is that this statement in her local paper was...Show More Summary

Labour's rubber to hit the road?

Just in case you're not counting it is now less than 400 days until the next election. To be precise it's 398 days until the moment Ed Miliband might start to pack his bags to move into Number 10. Not very long. All of which begs a rather...Show More Summary

Farage v Clegg – the verdict

The self-proclaimed leader of "the people's army" can relish his victory. Nigel Farage - whose party was once dismissed as a home for fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists - has established himself as a big beast in the political jungle. Some...Show More Summary

Ding ding: Round two

Take your corners for round two of the bout between the leaders presenting themselves as the champions of the case for staying IN and getting OUT of Europe. Last week Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage seemed to dance around each other like boxers measuring up their opponent. Show More Summary

When is a row not a row?

Reflecting on the "row" between the Lib Dems and the Tories over wind farms (whether there should be more or fewer of them in the British countryside), I asked listeners to BBC Radio 4's Today programme to help me come up with a newShow More Summary

Full employment - what does Osborne mean?

A Tory chancellor promising full employment? George Osborne meant to surprise. He meant to take a large step onto what has traditionally been seen as Labour turf. He meant to draw a contrast with the Tories' past and the infamous claim...Show More Summary

The EU debate - who won?

Much will be written about who won and who lost this debate. For what it's worth one instant poll hands it to Mr Farage. That, though, ignores the reason both men agreed to take part. They knew they could both be winners. Nick CleggShow More Summary

Nick v Nigel - Who will win?

So who will win? Will it be Nigel or Nick? Which leader will emerge victorious in the battle of Europe? All questions pundits and pollsters are lining up to ask ahead of tonight's first debate between the men who lead UKIP and the Liberal...Show More Summary

Budget 2014: Targeting UKIP?

"Is there a rabbit in there?" the media shouted at the chancellor as he held up his red budget box outside No 11 Downing Street. There was. Yet, despite an awful lot of trying no-one guessed George Osborne's secret - a plan to radically...Show More Summary

Budget 2014: Surprise, surprise

Stand by for a surprise the chancellor's advisers told us. And a surprise there certainly was. Help for savers - not, as most predicted, income tax payers - was the rabbit hidden in the chancellor's Budget box. People will be able to save more tax-free - up to £15,000 a year. Show More Summary

Nick Robinson: What to expect?

We don't export enough, we don't invest enough, we don't build enough, we don't make enough. So says the chancellor himself and he's promising a Budget to address what he calls Britain's long-term weaknesses. His aides say that George Osborne believes government cannot be passive observers. Show More Summary

Budget 2014: What to expect?

We don't export enough, we don't invest enough, we don't build enough, we don't make enough. So says the chancellor himself and he's promising a Budget to address what he calls Britain's long-term weaknesses. His aides say that George Osborne believes government cannot be passive observers. Show More Summary

Tony Benn - a tribute

"I'm harmless now". That's how Tony Benn summed up his own transformation from the man many in the Labour Party blamed for making them unelectable to the nation's political grandfather - whose stories and speeches mesmerised those who...Show More Summary

Balls 'daunted' by chancellor task

Ed Balls has told me that he is "daunted" at the prospect of becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer, given the scale of cuts a future Labour government may have to make. I put it to the shadow chancellor that he would have to make spending...Show More Summary

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