Category Archives: Election 2019

  1. The two Tony Blair errors that helped worsen Labour’s defeat

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    December 19, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Labour didn’t lose their Northern heartland seats overnight on December 12th and 13th. They lost them when Tony Blair took …
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  2. The Liberal Democrats – where did it all go wrong?

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    December 18, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Liberal Democrats snatched an almost existential defeat from the jaws of relative victory with a combination of policy and …
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  3. Winning in Putney and losing in Durham North West sums up the failures of Labour’ campaign.

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    December 13, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Among the many results in this election that showed how Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have redrawn the electoral landscape …
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  4. How the Remain Alliance failed whilst the Leave Alliance won

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    December 13, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    From the start of the election campaign, there was a concerted attempt to form a ‘Remain Alliance’, encompassing the Liberal …
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  5. The Exit Poll drops: What does it mean?

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    December 12, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    IF the exit poll is correct, the Conservatives have a stonking majority. Labour have their worst result since 1935. The …
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  6. Why you must watch the #election2019 exit poll result at 10pm tonight

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    December 12, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    At 9:59pm, a lot of people will think they might have a chance at Downing Street. One minute later, they …
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  7. The Goldblog guide to what to watch for on #election2019 night

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    December 12, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    If, like me, you are staying up for election night, it might be useful to know what you are looking …
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  8. Do politicians lie because no voter wants to hear the truth?

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    December 12, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Until voters are prepared to hear the unvarnished truth, politicians would be irrational to give it to them. We will …
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  9. What’s happened to the Brexit Party in #election2019 shows how our electoral system is undemocratic and unrepresentative and should change

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    December 10, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Brexit Party won the last national election but is effectively unable to compete in this General Election. For this, …
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  10. How the YouGov MRP poll changed this election

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    December 9, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The YouGov MRP poll released two weeks ago appears to have massively influenced the election campaign. It may have led …
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  11. Why Liberals winning means the Liberal Democrats lose

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    December 6, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The triumph of Liberalism as an ideology in terms of the policies adopted by Labour and the Conservatives has simply …
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  12. Parliament didn’t block Brexit. Boris paused Brexit

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    December 5, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Boris Johnson’s deal passed its second reading in Parliament. Yet the Conservative campaign is centred around Parliament blocking Brexit. Odd. …
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  13. Boris Johnson refusing to be interviewed by Andrew Neil was an avoidable own goal for the BBC

    December 4, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The BBC has to be impartial. Therefore, what it does shouldn’t swing an election. To have interviewed and aired the …
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  14. Usman Khan – issues like rehabilitation and the human rights of terrorists can only be solved with cross-party consensus

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    December 3, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The story of how Usman Khan came to be released onto the streets and arriving at a conference on prisoner …
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  15. On the question of alleged anti-semitism in Labour

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    December 2, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Us Jews are meant to be united on the question of whether Jeremy Corbyn, and by extension the Labour Party, …
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  16. Explaining Labour’s immigration confusion

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    November 29, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    In the absence of a sensible debate about immigration, the Tories having a policy that might control it is attracting …
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  17. Why the #Brexit deal is so important to #election2019

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    November 28, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Going into an election in which the Tories can tell potential Brexit Party voters they have a deal to leave …
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  18. Why the importance of this Conservative manifesto is that it is the only one likely to be delivered

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    November 27, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ve read the manifestos so you don’t have to. As the only political party with a realistic chance of getting …
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  19. Labour’s ‘kitchen sink’ manifesto shows they don’t think they will win

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    November 26, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ve read the Manifestos so you don’t have to. Kudos to the Labour party, who have been completely honest about …
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  20. Why Corbyn’s neutral Brexit stance IS leadership. Particularly compared to David Cameron.

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    November 25, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    At last Jeremy Corbyn has explained his Brexit position in a way that makes sense. On the BBC’s Question Time …
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  21. The Liberal Democrat Manifesto – the last gasp for a party that has run out of ideas?

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    November 22, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’m reading the party manifestos so you don’t have to. Here’s the Liberal Democrats So, the Liberal Democrats have released …
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  22. The Green Party Manifesto – changing our lives to save them?

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    November 21, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’m reading the party manifestos so you don’t have to. Today, it’s the Green Party. I love the Green Party …
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  23. Johnson vs Corbyn #ITVDebate post-game…unlikely to have changed anyone’s vote – apart from to other parties

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    November 20, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    This was more an election soundbite clash rather than a debate. The candidates didn’t listen properly to each other so …
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  24. Why it is so hard to predict who will win tonight’s #election2019 debate

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    November 19, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Boris Johnson has an enormous amount of experience of debate, having been President of the Oxford Union. Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t. …
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  25. In the end, there will be a price to free broadband

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    November 18, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Labour’s commitment to providing free broadband by 2030 may seem attractive on the surface. After all, who is going to …
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  26. Why the Green Party will be the only party in #Election2019 to be honest about the environment

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    November 15, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Only the Green Party will come clean about the fundamental change to out lifestyle and short term living standards required …
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  27. The Cost of Corbyn – the lies and false assumptions prove the @Conservatives are scared

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    November 14, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Conservative Party’s assessment of Labour’s spending plans betray a massive lack of confidence in themselves. They are full of …
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  28. The Brexit Party don’t need this election to have already won

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    November 13, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The election system in this country means Nigel Farage has little choice but to stand down candidates to get Brexit …
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  29. Why anti-Brexit parties are standing aside

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    November 12, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    There are some very disappointed candidates in England and Wales as they are having to explain to their potential constituents …
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  30. Question for Labour – who exactly is in ‘the many’?

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    November 11, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

      Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign launch asked the question of whose side everyone is on – the many or the few. …
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  31. What should the Brexit Party do?

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    November 8, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    There is no easy answer for Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party in this election, because in trying to force …
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  32. Why the SNP might make all the difference

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    November 7, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    If the Tories do not win a majority, the SNP will likely be involved in supporting or creating the next …
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  33. Why Labour’s Brexit Policy is so difficult to understand

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    November 6, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The reason why people don’t understand Labour’s Brexit position is because…it’s difficult to understand. Jeremy Corbyn himself says it ‘really …
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  34. Why the Lib Dems’ ‘Revoke Article 50’ policy isn’t all it seems

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    November 5, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Liberal Democrats’ central policy is to revoke Article 50 and end Brexit. It sounds anti-Democratic, but all is not …
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  35. Ready, Steady, Vote

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    November 4, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The General Election on December 12th 2019 is arguably the most consequential in many of our lifetimes. The Conservatives are …
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