Tag Archives: Coalition

  1. #GE2017 chaos: What happens now?

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    June 9, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    This is the third hung Parliament since 1945. It is also the third failed call of a surprise snap election …
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  2. What does the exit poll mean?

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    June 8, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Exit polls have been roughly right since 1992. So the one we have just seen could be close to the …
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  3. A look at what might happen on May 8th

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    May 4, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    So here we are, the final week of this election campaign and it has a different feel to most UK …
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  4. Why a Conservative / SNP pact after the General a Election is more likely than you think

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    April 20, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Somewhere, deep in Conservative Party headquarters, under some kind of secret codename, and most probably dressed in black, will be …
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  5. Conservatives most seats, coalition impossible. Current poll predictions analysed.

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    March 29, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    You may be confused, given the forecast at the moment is for the Labour and Conaervative share of the vote …
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  6. Nothing can be ruled out when it comes to post-election deals

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    March 28, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

     A few weeks ago, the Conservatives released a poster by their advertising agency containing a large Alex Salmond with Ed …
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  7. Why the SNP must hope that Labour can form a government without them.

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    March 13, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Sometimes, when the Conservatives want to float a particularly controversial idea, but don’t want to have their fingerprints all over …
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  8. Fixed Term Parliament Act and chaos. One may begat the other.

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    March 1, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Deep within the Coalition agreement between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in 2010 was the Fixed Term Parliament Act. The …
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  9. Government’s policies favour older people for a good reason…and it’s not what you think

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    February 10, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Let’s start with a fact. Older people are more likely to vote than younger people. Ergo, policies that benefit older …
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  10. The development of a ‘Left-Wing bloc’ could spell curtains for Cameron

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    January 28, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    It must be lonely being David Cameron these days. As the furore over the TV debates show, we are developing …
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  11. A Tory-Lib Dem coalition in May 2015 will only happen with a massive reduction in Lib Dem influence

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    January 19, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Reports emerged earlier this month that the Conservatives are planning to change the way Coalitions are formed to limit the …
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  12. The prospect of Labour winning has Conservatives starting to build up funds for a quick second election

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    December 28, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Some interesting gossip emanating from Conservative HQ is that they have started to solicit donations to fund a second election …
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  13. We need to pass every policy announcement from now on through the ‘Coalition lens’

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    December 7, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Bearing in mind their financial need to get things right, it is interesting to see that there isn’t a single …
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  14. Nigel Farage wants his country back. To what extent?

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    November 14, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Journalists love Nigel Farage for a simple reason – he gives good copy. He says what he believes and isn’t …
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  15. Why the Lib Dems choosing who to go into coalition with could be fraught with problems

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    October 7, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the Lib Dems spend time claiming full responsibility for all coalition policies that they like and no responsibility for …
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  16. Israel’s electorate didn’t “choose” their government

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    August 15, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    One of the criticisms I have heard about Israelis over the past month is that if they were interested in …
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  17. Universities UK tuition fee impact figures should lead to a discussion about what a university education is for

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    August 12, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So Universities UK published a report recently that is the first proper attempt to analyse the effect of raising university …
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  18. The N-H-S – Cameron’s 2010 priority should become Labour’s 2015 focus

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    June 29, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron, in the run-up to the 2010 General Election, said that his priorities could be summed up in three …
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  19. Universal Credit and Iain Duncan-Smith, doomed to failure?

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    June 26, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    There are numerous books and articles written about the concept of “government failure”. Governments intervene – mostly with the best …
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  20. Nick Clegg’s press conference shows the problems for democracy of being in a coalition

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    June 17, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    If you are ever in need of a primer in the problems of coalition government, you should look no further …
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  21. A Queen’s speech to keep the Coalition going until May 7th – nothing more

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    June 5, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Every year the Queen’s speech heralds the State Opening of Parliament. Drawn up by the Government of the day, it …
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  22. Free school meals for 4-7 year olds – The best of intentions, but are the consequences worse than we thought?

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    May 10, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The leaked emails yesterday between the Department of education and the Office of Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, reveals …
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