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January 14th, 2014

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The round up of recent events (click on the links below, and it will bring up the relevant link)

  1. Some very interesting polling analysis by Ipsos-Mori finds that the Combined satisfaction ratings of the three main party leaders lower than at equivalent point before any recent General Election. David Cameron has lead on three of the five most important traits of a Prime Minister according to the British public
  2. Labour in key seats retreat. In effect, Labour is now targeting a coalition with the Lib Dems following the next election.
  3. Which past general election will the next one most closely resemble? 
  4. Labour needs to show the electorate some hard-hitting policies. The Tories’ share hasn’t risen but Labour’s poll lead is likely to slip further unless it makes a better offer than David Cameron’s government
  5. Miliband tailors Labour policies to win votes from UK middle classes
  6. Leaderless parties don’t make for good partners in hung Parliaments
  7. France Une, Le Royaume Uni nil. 
  8. In case you missed it, Mike Smithson is more influential than Rupert Murdoch.
  9. Legality of Alex Salmond’s tuition fees pledge for Scotland called into question. European commission says plan to charge English, Welsh and Northern Irish students could breach treaties
  10. Inflation is down, but the Tories shouldn’t declare the living standards crisis over
  11. A credit boom before each bust
  12. Cameron’s EU referendum gamble has failed
  13. Clintons kept a political ‘hit-list’ of friends and enemies after failed 2008 bid. As Hillary Clinton deliberates on whether to run for president in 2016 a new book paints the Clintons as vindictive and raises ugly memories of desertions and betrayals in the 2008 campaign 
  14. David Cameron: We are still a green government
  15. Actually, we should judge separated parents, say Tory MPs. For the sake of the country, we need to be judgmental about parents who do not stay together, Conservative MPs say 
  16. Labour’s Stephen Kinnock in the running for Aberavon candidacy. Neil Kinnock’s son gets go-ahead to enter race for Welsh seat in 2015 general election, after MP Hywel Francis stands down
  17. Russell Brand calls on Cambridge students to lead the revolution…However, he went further when he told Cambridge to “Shut up, you Harry Potter poofs”
  18. The shocking facts about UK inequality.
  19. The Vikings were no worse than the Anglo-Saxons. Let’s celebrate this rich immigrant culture 
  20. Meep meep! Ostrich spotted dashing down country lane in Royal Tunbridge Wells causing traffic chaos
  21. Today is the birthday of the right hand man to the greatest military strategist of all time

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