Tag Archives: UK general election

  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. How a large Boris Johnson majority may maybe make his political programme less extreme.

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    December 13, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    A large majority means a few things. It puts Boris Johnson in an extremely strong position with his party and …
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  3. 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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  4. The Goldblog guide to whom you should vote for at #election2019 if you are wavering

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    December 11, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Here is my advice for 10 groups of wavering voters not sure what to do. Do leave me a comment …
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Why Labour Party figures need to know their figures.

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    June 2, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Is it important to remember the cost of your policies when your main opponent hasn’t any costings at all? Well, …
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  10. How Labour’s 97 hamstringing should be a lesson to May

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    May 13, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    During the course of this election I have referred a few times to the importance of Theresa May not tying …
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  11. Why Corbyn could stay if Labour lose – part 2

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    May 9, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The aftermath of the Labour’s landslide General Election defeat in 1983, on the back of a hard left-wing manifesto that one …
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  12. Why Corbyn could stay if Labour lose – part 1

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    May 8, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The general consensus is that Jeremy Corbyn will resign as Labour Leader on June 9th. Some in the Labour Party …
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  13. The ‘Progressive Democrats’ – a new Political Party that might just get us out of this mess

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    June 27, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    Sometimes, there’s an idea whose time has come. That time is now, and the idea is a new Political Party …
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  14. 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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  15. Why are the Conservatives so happy about a set of policies that victimise the poorest so much?

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    October 3, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the smoke clears from the pep rally that this week’s Conservative party conference basically turned out to be, a …
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  16. In the rental property market Labour’s ‘cap’ should fit

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    May 7, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    In terms of consistency of policy aim – the announcement by Ed Miliband of Labour’s ideas to reduce the imbalance …
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