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Blog Profile / Nick Robinson

Filed Under:Politics / UK Politics
Posts on Regator:600
Posts / Week:3.4
Archived Since:July 6, 2011

Blog Post Archive

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

Prison for Coulson, questions for Cameron

On the day David Cameron walked up to the door of Number 10 as prime minister he was there - standing in a huddle of the staff who were about to move into new taxpayer funded jobs in Downing Street. Andy Coulson had been hired to connect the Tories to the parts of the electorate they struggled to reach. Show More Summary

Europe - who decides?

Who decides who should run Europe? That's the question which threatens to split the EU this week and could, ultimately, lead to the UK leaving the world's most powerful club of nations. To many that will read as a hyperbolic Brito-centric view of the battle over who should be the EU's top official - the President of the European Commission. Show More Summary

Benefit cuts for the young – secret agreement

Hush hush whisper who dares… there is widespread agreement about the need to cut benefits for young people but it doesn't suit the political parties to admit this so they're trying to keep it secret. The idea that young people should...Show More Summary

Blair: What about his arguments?

Well, people have certainly got off their chest how they feel about Tony Blair. Those who always opposed the war in Iraq have united to cry "we told you so" and "shut up". Those who once supported it and him - like John Prescott - now...Show More Summary

May and Gove in Whitehall turf war

Two competing views of how to combat Islamic extremism. Two competing approaches over how to tackle allegations that extremists have taken over Muslim schools in Birmingham. An old-fashioned Whitehall turf war. Oh, and a bit of personal...Show More Summary

Queen's Speech - coalition’s last chance

This is the coalition's last chance to spell out the laws it wants to pass before a general election which is now less than a year away. When Her Majesty reads out what is, in effect, Parliament's "to do list" she's expected to quote...Show More Summary

Wanted: New president of Europe

Wanted - a big hitter, someone who can speak for Europe but who needs to understand Britain. Oh look! Here's Tony Blair who just happens to be giving a speech about - guess what? The EU. This as the row intensifies about who should be...Show More Summary

Clegg - How to avoid that brick wall?

You're speeding towards an electoral brick wall but grabbing the wheel from the driver is not the right response. Or so you're told. In which case, what is? That's the question many Lib Dem activists are asking - as I observed on air...Show More Summary

Clegg - A very botched coup

Rarely can a coup attempt have failed so spectacularly. Its instigator has quit the party. The leader he was trying to unseat is secure - for now at least. And the man meant to inherit the crown is wounded - forced to condemn his friend...Show More Summary

UKIP - Where will it all end?

They call themselves the People's Army. They see themselves as leading a coup against the British establishment and they're not short of self belief. "This is probably the most exciting moment in politics since the birth of the Labour...Show More Summary

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