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Cable vs Satellite

I have long thought that, for all his down-with-the-people appeal, Vince Cable was something of an arse, a populist gadfly. I hadn’t figured that he was this much of an arse. The initial revelations in the Daily Telegraph were embarrassing

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So the Tories are back. Some initial thoughts.

So the Tory beast returns to power. Although this beast will be hamstrung, tethered and muzzled. I am indifferent to this particular turn of events given that I cannot see it as being anything other than short-lived. I’m prepared to

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ConDemNation

On the face of it, the prospect of a working coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats seems about as likely as Stephen Hawking representing Britain in the 400m hurdles at the 2012 Olympics. But exceptional circumstances make for

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Choosing from this lot is a night mayor

I have yet to vote in the London Mayoral elections. For the first one, in 2000, I wasn’t on the electoral register. Then, in 2004, although I had every intention of voting, I went out drinking after work with my

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Gord blimey

I wasn’t really sure what to expect of Gordon Brown as Prime Minister. His ten years as Chancellor of the Exchequer were characterised by his dour persona – arguably necessary in such a position – and much discussed “prudence”. Where

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Xenophobes and jailbirds

Just when you think the Conservative Party’s metamorphosis is truly gathering momentum under David Cameron, up pops a little maggot from its core to give everyone a flavour of what still lurks under the surface. Nigel Hastilow, Conservative candidate for

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Hey Gordon, what’s for dinner tonight? Let me guess… chicken?

A cliché it may be, but a week really is a long time in politics. For a while back there it seemed a foregone conclusion that Gordon Brown would call a snap election to capitalise on Labour’s lead and that

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