Tag Archives: UK general election 2015

  1. Northern Ireland 3 – Will DUP be the Kingmakers?

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    December 31, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    It may be possible that a man who lost his seat at Westminster in 2010 could decide who will be …
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  2. 5 thoughts about George Osborne’s Autumn Statement/Pre-election bribe

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    December 4, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    1. So, er…apparently there’s an election soon? I say this with a wink because this was essentially a pre-election budget. …
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  3. The best way to pay for the NHS in future? Immigration

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    November 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, published a report last week into the future of the health service, …
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  4. If Scotland’s polls are right, chaos ensues at Westminster in May

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    November 1, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The political world is agog at Thursday’s poll numbers from Scotland. Commentators are trying to assess whether they are a …
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  5. Cut inheritance tax whilst food banks are thriving? Really, David?

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    October 16, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Just when I thought the Conservative Party had run out of ways to write the Labour Party manifesto, they have …
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  6. 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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  7. Why we should have a free vote on whether to repeal the fox hunting ban

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    August 19, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    This week, Barney White-Spunner, the Chairman of the Countryside Alliance, threatened David Cameron with the withdrawal of helpers in the …
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  8. Why Nigel Farage has chosen South Thanet for the 2015 election

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    August 18, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Pubs of Ramsgate and Margate, get the beers in, Nigel Farage is coming to town. Yes, the UKIP leader has …
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  9. Nick Clegg and the politics of border controls.

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    August 10, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    How can a proper immigration control system exist in his country that counts and checks the people coming in but …
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  10. Balls says most of us are worse off than in 2010, the Tories’ response is simple yet probably effective

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    August 4, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    In a speech the other day Ed Balls decided to channel that famous leftie Ronald Reagan when he asked the …
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  11. Flat tax flattened

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    August 2, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Amusingly, Oliver Letwin, one of David Cameron’s closest advisors, has been reported by the Daily Mirror as having suggested that …
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  12. I hope David Ward genuinely believes what he is saying and isn’t just doing it for votes

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    July 27, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    This is going to sound strange, but if someone is going to be anti-Israeli, or even anti-Semitic, I would prefer …
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  13. Ed Miliband’s greatest achievement – we still have one Labour Party

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    July 26, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Ed Miliband’s greatest achievement as the leader of an opposition party that was just battered at a General Election has …
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  14. Election watch – Chris Philp vs Emily Benn in Croydon South

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    July 25, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I wonder what Conservative Parliamentary candidate Chris Philp was thinking when he first heard that he would be standing against …
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  15. Gove’s removal means the election was put above education

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    July 18, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    During his time as Education Secretary, Michael Gove would often quote a passage of Machiavelli: ‘There is nothing more difficult, …
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  16. Uxbridge would be a perfect constituency for a Boris, but he shouldn’t run

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    July 11, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    If ever there were an example of someone that David Cameron would prefer to be ‘standing inside the tent pissing …
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  17. George Osborne – the UK’s next Foreign Secretary

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    July 5, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Should the Conservatives win the next election, you should expect to see George Osborne become Foreign Secretary. It is believed …
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  18. Do we want state funding for 50p per voter, or do we want to complain about bankers and unions buying influence?

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    July 3, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Last night at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham and next week at the Roundhouse in Camden the Conservative and Labour Party …
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  19. 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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  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. Newark by-election result: An ungracious winner, a relieved loser

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    June 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So there we go – the Conservatives won the Newark by-election. They retained their 44th safest seat, a seat in …
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  22. Newark by-election: Why does it matter so much to the Conservatives?

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    June 4, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    In the 2010 General Election, Patrick Mercer got 54% of the vote in his Newark constituency, winning by over 16,000 …
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  23. 2014 election focus: Conservatives must put long-term survival ahead of short-term power

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    May 31, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Having lived much of my life under the belief that if you have low expectations of everything you are more …
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  24. 2014 election focus: We need to talk about Ed

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    May 28, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I would like to talk about where the Labour Party go from here but I can’t, because first we need …
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  25. 2014 elections focus: How do we solve a problem like UKIP?

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    May 27, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    First, some statistical perspective, because it’s important. Turnout in the EU elections was around 32%. Of this, UKIP got 27.5% …
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  26. Labour’s 48-hour GP pledge – strange politics and economics?

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    May 13, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Ed Miliband’s pledge that under a Labour government all patients will get an appointment with their GP within 48 hours is …
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  27. Time for Political Financial Fair Play rules?

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    May 11, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So Manchester City have won the Premiership. Well done to them. But the Champions League isn’t likely to be a …
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  28. Labour’s latest PPB – Infantile policy-light stupidity that should have Nigel Farage sniggering into his beer

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    May 9, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    There’s many things I could say about the latest Labour Party Political broadcast. I could say that it is just …
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  29. The civil service needs to help the coalition end sensibly

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    May 8, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    One thing we know for sure is that politicians, the civil service, media and the rest of the population will …
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  30. Introduction to the Goldblog

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    May 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So here’s the deal for this blog. There’s a general election coming up on May 7th 2015, and it is …
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