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Yet never before in the history of the United States has such a sweeping victory by one political party elicited so little joy and such minimal expectations. Nationally, however, Republicans recapture...
The Republican Party is poised in this midterm election to recapture the U. S. House of Representatives and make major gains in the Senate. It should come as no surprise. Four times since World War II...
David Willetts on Thursday rushed back from the conference to negotiate in London with Vince Cable over student fees, looking for a deal before the Browne Review delivers its report. The question is, ...
Earlier this week, the BBC announced that Ann Widdecombe is taking to the floor in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing (on air this Saturday). While many of us rushed to hit record on the Sky Plan...
Democratic Suicide24th August, 2010
In an earlier column , I used my prediction system, The 13 Keys to the White House to forecast President Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012. However, don’t put it past the Democrats to do t...
You can always count on Michael Steele, the foot-in-the-mouth chairman of the Republican National Committee to say aloud what other conservatives are silently thinking and acting out. When recently la...
This week the latest episode in the unravelling of the school building programme played out. Using the quiet of August and MPs on holiday, Michael Gove slipped out the fate of the 151 schools that we...
The fact that Shirley Sherrod, an obscure employee in the U. S. Department of Agriculture became a household name overnight tells much of what you need to know about an American politics polarized bet...
Sometimes, I imagine, in all of our daily working life there are lots of moments when we ponder the value of what we are doing, question our motives, think that that we are getting nowhere, and have t...
It's all in a word 18th July, 2010
 A recent article in National Review reminded me of the vast gulf between American and British political dialogue. Apparently 55% of American voters think that "socialist" is an accurate or very accur...
Every four years the world’s media spends vast sums covering an America’s presidential election. Anyone who really wants to know how presidential elections work should take all of this mat...
One of the most impressive aspects of Obama's election campaign was the way in which he reached out to people, making them feel part of the movement and engaging people who don't usually vote ...
Last week I was given a copy of “The Audacity to Win” by David Plouffe, the Campaign Manager for Obama for America. Plouffe recalls one colleague commenting in late 2006 about joining Obam...
Jim was the Member of Parliament for South Dorset from 2001 to 2010 when he lost his seat to Conservative candidate Richard Drax.  During his time in Parliament, Jim held several ministerial posts mos...
BySally BercowThe proverbial woman on the street doesn’t give a monkeys about the Labour party right now. In the country as a whole, Labour politicians are seen as yesterday’s news, our po...
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