Categories: The Conservative Party manifesto was published last week, and while unlike the Labour version it doesn’t make many new spending commitments, it does signal a […] (Read more...)
We look at the coverage of Corbyn and the Labour Party and ask whether the media are putting personality before policy.
Some words I wrote quite a while ago now circulate around the Internet among Corbynite Labour supporters, in a way that makes me increasingly concerned. These words are : ‘Opinion polls are a device for influencing public opinion, not a...
LONDON — With the 2017 general election just over two weeks away, the manifestos of all major political parties are being closely scrutinised by voters and journalists alike. The documents set out the parties' plans for the next five...Show More Summary
More voters have seen Labour's social media campaign messages than those of any other political party. 63% of voters are now on social media with growing numbers using it to find information about the election. Labour has sought to bypass...Show More Summary
Kezia Dugdale pledged the other day that Labour will end the gender pay gap in Scotland without appreciating the irony that over the past 12 years, the big Labour-run councils have been the worst offenders. A quick visit to North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council or Glasgow City Council would have put Kez right. Show More Summary
When Theresa May called a snap election on April 18, the general consensus among the Conservative party, and indeed the electorate, was that May would sail back into Downing Street with a comfortable majority and the Labour vote would collapse under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. Show More Summary
Tom Sole's brave half-century on debut was not enough to prevent victory for the South Africans, despite a laboured display from the tourists at Wantage Road
LONDON — Everyone knows capitalism is based on supply and demand. If the supply of something goes down, then the price of it rises. The concept applies to labour, too. In boom times, when there is low unemployment, wages go up as employers...Show More Summary
Britain's main opposition Labour wants to raise income tax for anyone over £80,000 while shadow chancellor John McDonnell classed anyone earning over £70,000 in Britain as rich. But according to a survey of 1,555 professionals by employment...Show More Summary
British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have lost some of their substantial lead over the opposition Labour party, opinion polls showed Sunday after both sides published their manifestos for the June 8 election. The governing...Show More Summary
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thesundaytimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. This election is turning out to be a bit more interesting than I was expecting although, unless the polls are spectacularly wrong, though they are narrowing,...
YouGov poll for the Sunday Times shows Tory lead halved in a week Conservative manifesto pledges on social care, free school meals and new grammar schools haven't impressed voters Poll suggests frontrunners to replace Jeremy Corbyn would...Show More Summary
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead in the opinion polls has narrowed after her Conservatives and the Labour opposition published their policy plans this week, with one survey showing the gap between the two parties halving to nine points.