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The revolting tentacles of News International

My, but how the plot thickens. Today it was Dave Cameron’s turn to get a sound kicking: in this case at the Number 10 press conference where he desperately tried to put some clear blue water between himself and News International.

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Cameron, multiculturalism, etc.

I think it’s very unfair to accuse David Cameron of being racist on the basis of his multiculturalism speech. Why, he celebrates the multi-ethnic tapestry of British society and mixes personally with people of different colour and background every day.

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You just haven’t earned it yet, David.

Johnny Marr, erstwhile guitarist in The Smiths (and many other projects) received some generous coverage last week for a comment he made on Twitter directed at David Cameron: Stop saying you like The Smiths, no you don’t. I forbid you

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Let’s have a heated debate!

Peter Mandelson says he is open to the idea of televised debates between Gordon Brown and David Cameron in the run up to the general election. Unsurprisingly, Cameron is also keen. Equally unsurprisingly, Gordon Brown is said to oppose the

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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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Some might say that’s rich coming from you

Heavyweight cultural and political commentator Noel Gallagher has lashed out at the Prime Minister in an interview with Newsnight. Pulling no punches, the pugnacious Oasis leader was critical of Tony Blair’s ‘presidential’ leadership and the Iraq war, both of which,

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Media try to drag up ‘shady’ drugs past. Entire nation yawns.

Quick poll. Does anyone, anywhere, give a honking bum trumpet whether David Cameron smoked cannabis in his schooldays or not? Certain sections of the media seem unhealthily obsessed with this ‘story’, for reasons that I cannot fathom. If he didn’t

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Polly Ethylene

The point is, ideology is dead and political labels are increasingly meaningless. I wrote these words in the first ever post on this blog, in March 2005. I was reminded of them last week with the news that Greg Clark,

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