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Guardian ICM phone poll sees the Tories down 3 and the Lib Dems up 3

The Tories are down to their lowest share of the vote since May 2013 with ICM But the Lib Dems will be delighted as ICM is the third pollster this week to have them in double digits, two of them being phone pollsters. Guardian ICM phone poll makes grim reading for the Tories. But the […]

Nick Clegg’s PMQs challenge

Nick Clegg is taking Prime Minister’s Questions today, which will at least force the Lib Dem leader to turn up to a major Commons session, rather than bunking off to… Continue reading The post Nick Clegg’s PMQs challenge appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Grim prediction for Lib Dems makes new coalition less likely

Alt Text: Columnist Don Brind Clegg’s MPs are not as popular as they think - study suggests fewer than 20 will survive election Column Don Brind Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:36pm Perhaps Nick Clegg knew what he was doing when he skipped...Show More Summary

Cuts what cuts? Police chief needs extra cash to fight IS

Alt Text: The Mole Exclusive: Met Commissioner needs more officers to combat increased threat on London streets Column The Mole Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:17am While the Lib Dems and the Tories are beating each other up over the future...Show More Summary

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 8 Dec 2014

TORIES AND LIB DEMS CLASH OVER ECONOMY David Cameron said yesterday his Lib Dem coalition partners were “all over the place” on the subject of cutting the deficit, while, writing in the Daily Telegraph, Lib Dem Treasury secretary Danny Alexander said the Tories were in a “pre-election panic”. Show More Summary

The extraordinary impact of Lord Ashcroft’s two stage voting question – keeping LD hopes alive

Why the party that’s lost three-quarters of its vote isn’t panicking One of the remarkable features of the past four and a half of coalition is that the party that appears to have suffered so much, the Lib Dems, have not panicked and appear to just shrug off one miserable national poll rating after another. […]

Why the party down to a ¼ of its GE10 levels and in 5th place isn’t panicking – the Ashcroft 2 stage voting question

What a difference the seat specific polling question makes One of the remarkable features of the past four and a half of coalition is that the party that appears to have suffered so much, the Lib Dems, have not panicked and appear to just shrug off one miserable national poll rating after another. This morning’s […]

Lib Dems Risk Becoming UK's Sixth Party, As Green Membership Doubles

The Liberal Democrats are at risk of becoming the UK's sixth political party as the Greens release new figures showing their membership has doubled in one year. Nick Clegg's party has already been overtaken by the Scottish National Party, and UKIP also look likely to become bigger by the time of the election. Show More Summary

Tories Would Rather Have Coalition with Greens than UKIP

A new poll has revealed that Conservative voters would rather their party form a coalition with the Greens or Lib Dems than UKIP should they not achieve a majority in May next year. Results from Lord Ashcroft polls show that should the...Show More Summary

Revealed: UAF and Lib Dem Activists Behind UKIP Ban at Uni Campus

The gang who attempted to ban UKIP MP Douglas Carswell from speaking at the University of East Anglia has been revealed as a motley crew of hard left students. The party’s first elected MP, who is an alumnus of the university, was due...Show More Summary

Osborne's idiotic idea

The FT reports that George Osborne wants to make unicorn farming compulsory: The new fiscal mandate is expected to enshrine in law one area of common ground between the Tories and Lib Dems: that the cyclically adjusted current deficit should...

Clegg ‘a hypocrite’ for backing curbs on EU migrants’ benefits

Alt Text: The Mole Lib Dem leader’s FT article underlines hardening attitude in Westminster to migrants claiming welfare Column The Mole Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:52am Nick Clegg, the deputy Prime Minister, is being accused of “hypocrisy” after...Show More Summary

Embarrassing (Han)cock-up in Commons as govt loses pub vote

How did an amendment brought by a Lib Dem backbencher to an uncontroversial bill wind up with the government sustaining its first proper defeat? Today Greg Mulholland’s changes to the… Continue reading The post Embarrassing (Han)cock-up in Commons as govt loses pub vote appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Hammond: Pledge to Protect Foreign Aid 'Bizarre'

Britain's foreign secretary has dismissed as 'bizarre' the Lib Dem plan to enshrine the foreign aid budget in law by passing a bill fixing the amount of money the country gives away abroad at almost one percent of the gross domestic product. Show More Summary

Cameron Pleads for Labour and Lib Dem Voters to Help Him Beat UKIP in Rochester

David Cameron has called on Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green supporters in Rochester and Strood to tactically vote Conservative to stop UKIP winning the by-election. He said the by-election was a “two horse race” and that anyone voting UKIP was only adding “another notch” to their development. Show More Summary

Let’s be clear – Tory and Lib Dem MPs have decided terminally ill patients should work or starve

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:(not satire – it’s ConDemNation today) Back in 2011, Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs joined together to reject an amendment which would have exempted terminally ill cancer patients from benefit cuts. They decided that if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness such as cancer – but have been…

Through the Floor

Shares in Ed Miliband are dropping through the floor according to a YouGov opinion poll reported here in The Scotsman. Ed is now breaking all records as his popularity rating fell to -55, worse than Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and far behind Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron. Show More Summary

Changing the law - and society

Two Westminster events today - and one on Friday - can be seen as preliminary skirmishes for some of the big social/criminal policy battles of the next Parliament. Today's events are the departure of Lib Dem Home Office Minister Norman...Show More Summary

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 4 Nov 2014

LIB DEM-TORY SPLIT AS NORMAN BAKER QUITS Relations between the two coalition parties have deteriorated as Lib Dem MP Norman Baker resigns from his post as home office minister with a parting swipe at home secretary Theresa May. Baker said working with May was like “walking through mud”. Show More Summary

Labour’s collapse in the polls is NOT because of a fall-off in Lib Dem switching

The above monthly averages are based on analysis of data from every single Populus online poll since the firm started its twice weekly series in July 2013 and shows the proportion, before the don’t knows are netted off, of 2010 LDs now saying they will vote Labour. Because of the way Populus presents its data […]

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