Tag: David Cameron

  • Starmer Thrives at PMQs But Does it Matter?

    Starmer Thrives at PMQs  But Does it Matter?

    “So far as the commentariat were concerned, the new Labour leader made a big impact.”

  • Poll carnage as Tory and Labour tactics implode simultaneously

    Poll carnage as Tory and Labour tactics implode simultaneously

    Perhaps the best way to understand the stalemate since 2016 and increasingly volatile situation is to see Brexit through the prism of party political games. Decades of opportunism is unravelling Long before the referendum, criticising and opposing EU treaties was a cheap win for any ambitious politician from outside government. Accuracy, detail or the ability […]

  • As REMAIN strengthens, will the market be proved right again?

    As REMAIN strengthens, will the market be proved right again?

    It would appear that, three days out from the EU Membership Referendum, the market is taking a definitive view. REMAIN has never ceded favouritism but, in the middle of last week, looked as though it might. However a slew of positive polling news for REMAIN and a popular sense that the mood was inching back […]

  • Win or lose, LEAVE is under-rated on Brexit markets

    Win or lose, LEAVE is under-rated on Brexit markets

    Five weeks out from our most important vote in over 40 years, the detached nature of political conversation says much about the condition of UK politics. On one hand, a substantial minority are deeply engaged in the Brexit referendum. It is the central political discussion among the type of people that care about, follow or […]

  • Will the London Mayor be decided by personality or party?

    Will the London Mayor be decided by personality or party?

    What happens when neither main candidate is extremely famous already? Unless something dramatic occurs to produce some sort of party leadership contest in the meantime, the next big political betting event in the UK is next May’s London Mayoral Election. In the absence of a significant third candidate, the betting is naturally dominated by Labour’s […]

  • PMQs: Corbyn changes the conversation

    PMQs: Corbyn changes the conversation

    A good start, but the new leader’s fundamental problems were clear to see It is my confident prediction that more people watched this afternoon’s PMQs than ever before. Compared to the usual,┬ámostly ignored, often derided piece of theatre, Jeremy Corbyn’s debut was genuinely a hot topic of conversation this morning. People from outside the political […]