(Article first published as Obama’s tough stance on BP seems flawed on Technorati.)

The BP oil spill is a veritable environmental disaster but more is needed than an apology and restitution. Read the rest of this entry »


Yesterday’s speech by the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament allowed us a first real look at how the coalition government is going to work and the type of policies they will be putting forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Rochdale and ‘Bigotgate’ was a big deal to a lot of people. But apparently not to the people of Rochdale, who still returned a solid Labour majority. Surely this proves, without being patronising, that there is a core set of voters who cannot be sweet-talked round to the Tory agenda. Read the rest of this entry »

At 2.45am, the Lib Dems manage to hold onto Eastleigh which lies 11th on the Tory plunder list, and a few moments later, Eastbourne is stolen from the Conservatives by the Lib Dems. The comeback begins? Read the rest of this entry »

Three constituencies in Sunderland have been declared and surprisingly Labour hold. It is amusing to watch the BBC try to analyse these results to the death. The actual swing compared to the exit polls, which refers to the whole country, varies…can you believe it?

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The final debate

April 30, 2010

For the final debate before the election next Thursday, the attention turned to matters of the economy. Clearly in this election, following the global banking crisis and recession, the public is looking for effective economic policy as the country struggles out of recession and begins to try and cut the hefty deficit. Read the rest of this entry »

The second debate

April 26, 2010

The second debate of the UK elections took place last night with the focus, for the first 45 minutes at least, falling on international affairs. Read the rest of this entry »