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Blog Profile / Nick Robinson

Filed Under:Politics / UK Politics
Posts on Regator:610
Posts / Week:3.4
Archived Since:July 6, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Cameron and Miliband in Scotland

Today we looked at a man who knows that his tombstone may read "the prime minister who presided over the break-up of Britain". We listened to a man whose voice began to break as he made a plea for Scotland to stay. David Cameron said...Show More Summary

Scotland - Yes or No to protect the NHS?

The Unionist parties in Scotland will claim today that they can guarantee that spending on the NHS will not be cut by the next government in Westminster. They will argue that the new powers they are promising to give the Scottish Parliament...Show More Summary

Scotland - Vote No and get something better?

On the morning after the poll before, "Vote No and get something better" summed up George Osborne's message. It's a tried and trusted message which worked in the independence referendum in Quebec when a last minute poll lead for Yes was transformed into a narrow No. Show More Summary

Could Putin cross more 'red lines'?

For all the displays of military hardware, the promises to stand by Eastern Europe, the pledges to deploy more Nato forces there, it is the use of economic power, which according to Barack Obama and David Cameron has forced VladimirShow More Summary

Iraq hostage: The UK's response

A British hostage will be next to die. That was the clear and chilling message at the end of the latest horrific video produced by the brutal killers of the so-called "Islamic State". It will have shocked many but it came as no surprise...Show More Summary

The Europe 'bomb' goes off

This is a body blow for David Cameron. When he became Tory leader, he told his party that they needed to stop obsessing about Europe. This defection - and the by-election which will follow - will revive that obsession. Conservative MPs...Show More Summary

Fighting will continue after debate

Two heavyweight bruisers locked together - both desperate to land a knock-out blow. That, I fear, may be what sticks in the memory after Monday night's debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling. The two men's aggression was aShow More Summary

What's the PM's next move on Iraq?

There have been all too many acts of barbarism in Iraq and Syria in recent years. What makes this dreadful act stand out from the rest is the fact that the murderer is almost certainly a British citizen and the victim is not just a journalist...Show More Summary

Russia: how tough a response?

The rhetoric could scarcely sound tougher but will the reality come close to matching it? David Cameron, writing in yesterday's Sunday Times. said that "for too long there has been a reluctance on the part of too many European countries...Show More Summary

Labour plan to part nationalise rail

Labour will soon unveil a promise to change the law to allow for the part re-nationalisation of the rail network. Public and not-for-profit companies would be allowed to run train services as well as private firms. I understand thatShow More Summary

PM sets sights on human rights court

Who will rid me of this troublesome court? That's the question David Cameron badly wants an answer to before the next election. He needs it to woo back voters who think his government has proved impotent to resist the right of prisoners...Show More Summary

Michael Gove - Down but not out

It is no exaggeration to say that many teachers will be celebrating the cabinet reshuffle tonight. "Gove has gone" they will shout as they pour themselves another glass. Which is why, of course, the education secretary had to go. He had, quite simply, made too many enemies in what he called "The Blob" - the educational establishment. Show More Summary

Reshuffle: Who will be the winners?

On Monday the losers learnt their fate. Now we will discover who are the winners in a reshuffle made more dramatic and more wide-ranging by the decision of William Hague to quit the post he has filled for four years. If, as expected,...Show More Summary

Miliband lobbies for Obama meeting

How do you look more prime ministerial? That's a question that faces any leader of the opposition. One answer is for people to see him doing the things which prime ministers do - like meeting the President of the United States. Sources...Show More Summary

Emergency data law to be rushed in

Emergency legislation will be brought in next week to force phone and internet companies to log records of customer calls, texts and internet use. Ministers say it is necessary so police and security services can access the data they...Show More Summary

Labour - working with or against business?

Labour is promising to give more power and more money to cities outside London and the regions that surround them. It is one part of a series of policies designed to mend what the party is calling the "fractured economy" symbolised by...Show More Summary

Cameron's fears after Juncker defeat

When Margaret Thatcher swung her handbag in Europe she was isolated but she won - securing a rebate for Britain or what she called "her money". I put it to David Cameron that his defeat here will convince some that he has stamped his...Show More Summary

Cameron and EU: Defeat and then what?

"What I say is what I do." That is what David Cameron says you can learn from his decision to force a vote at this EU Summit - a vote which he looks certain to lose and lose big. This is, he told me hours before 28 EU leaders meet for...Show More Summary

Can PM snatch moral victory from defeat?

It looks likely that the decision to choose Jean-Claude Juncker, a man David Cameron has opposed, as the next president of the European Commission will be made by the end of the week. But the prime minister is determined to try to snatch...Show More Summary

Hacking - why an apology will not be enough

Never before has the prime minister called in the cameras to make such a swift and abject apology, but that will not be enough to silence the questions David Cameron now faces. He said it was the wrong decision to give Andy Coulson "a...Show More Summary

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