On this beautiful weekend morning, here is some not-so-beautiful news: new guidelines for the police carding policy are not winning over critics, Toronto's housing market is still outrageously expensive, and John Tory ran the most expensive mayoral campaign in the city's history. Show More Summary
The Tories want to frame this election as a straight choice between David Cameron and Ed Miliband. So, today Cameron delivered some of his most direct attacks on Miliband yet.… Continue reading The post David Cameron: ‘This is a high stakes, high risk election’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
In other news, we made some good progress on Toki Tori 1 3DS today, together with Ivo from @EngineSoftware! — Two Tribes (@TwoTribesGames) March 17, 2015 Link
Experiential Design: the Importance of Cohesive Event Branding written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Today’s Guest Post is by Tori Atkinson – Enjoy! Event branding offers companies,...Show More Summary
I learned something new the other day - I discovered that people in the UK can claim child benefit even though the child is living in another EU country. Now the source of this information was not some swivel-eyed Tory - but no lessShow More Summary
David Cameron and Ed Miliband both ‘won’ last night’s TV Q&A session. The Prime Minister put in a decent performance and came out ahead in the snap poll. But Miliband exceeded expectations, albeit… Continue reading The post Miliband’s performance last night vindicates the Tories’ strategy of no head-to-head debates appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Vince Cable has made some ambiguous comments in the chamber this morning about an EU referendum. At the last business questions of this Parliament, the shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna… Continue reading The post Vince Cable shows how the Lib Dems plan to squeeze the Tories on Europe appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the charts, breaking the Internet or just dominating our office stereos. This month: LunchMoney Lewis' everydude pop, recent Billboard Hot 100 addition Tori Kelly, the mysterious Chicago rap crew Goodbye Tomorrow, lo-fi punks Hinds and more.
Lord Ashcroft polls This is one of UKIP’s best chances to take a LAB seat We’ve talked a lot about the CON-UKIP battleground but not about the LAB-UKIP one. Certainly the focus of the purples has been on the former but that doesn’t mean there are not opportunities with the latter. One place I’m hearing […]
Fitbit has been trying to lead the way in making fitness trackers fashionable through their partnership with Tory Burch. We’ve been fans of the Fitbit Flex bracelets that have come out of that partnership so far, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change with these new Fret Double-Wrap bracelets. Show More Summary
#AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik. If that reference is lost on you, consider yourself a blessed human being. In the news: tempers flare at a meeting of the executive committee, Mayor Tory tells the premier to get on with municipal election reform, and UofT hopes that binding arbitration will end the teaching assistant strike. Show More Summary
William Hague has given today’s vote that will set up a secret ballot on the re-election of the Speaker as a ‘leaving present’ to Tory MPs. But not all of… Continue reading The post Revealed: Julian Lewis’ email on the ‘unworthy manoeuvre’ against John Bercow appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
How the fight is on a knife edge Given the political and betting importance of which party wins most seats I’ve been looking at the maths to try to get a broad figure of what would be a CON victory on seats or a CON defeat. I’ve made several assumptions that clearly will impact on […]
Ed Miliband had a disastrous PMQs today after the Labour leader claimed the Tories would raise VAT, only to have David Cameron deny that he would increase the tax. Besides leaving Miliband… Continue reading The post David Cameron’s VAT pledge spells disaster for Labour’s new poster campaign appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. “The two solitudes are over,” said Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre today in a morning press conference with Mayor John Tory, assuring denizens of both mayors’ cities that when it comes to seeking international investment, the historically rival […]
David Cameron has just addressed the last meeting of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers in this parliament. He was given the traditional desk banging reception. Indeed, the loyal, pre-election… Continue reading The post David Cameron tells Tory MPs: Defend our record on the NHS and fighting poverty appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Cameron expected to walk into a firestorm of mockery at PMQs following his retirement bombshell. Quitter. Lame duck. Get yer pipe-‘n’-slippers. But barely an audible jibe was flung from the… Continue reading The post PMQs sketch: Oily backbenchers, superwonks wrong-footed and a Tory wall of noise appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The trend in Survation's GE15 polling pic.twitter.com/BkpyCWmSgD — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) March 25, 2015 New Survation poll for Daily Mirror has LAB 1 ahead LAB 33% -1 CON 32% +3 UKIP 18% -1 LD 8% -1 GRN 4% nc SNP 4% — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) March 25, 2015 UKIP slide with the pollster that’s given it the best […]
Next week will see the dissolution of Parliament and the official start of the election campaign. With some MPs destined never to return to the House of Commons, offices are… Continue reading The post Twitter causes problems for Tory whips ahead of the dissolution of Parliament appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
I preferred Grant Shapps when, as Michael Green, he was just another loathsome internet huckster peddling obviously quackish get-rich-quick schemes. He did less damage then. That is, he played a smaller… Continue reading The post The Tory party’s attitude towards Scotland is as stupid as it is cynical appeared first on Spectator Blogs.