Lib Dem leader launches her party’s manifesto for the General Election by repeating her opposition to Brexit.
My latest round of polling finds no signs of a seismic shift in opinion so far. We find a similar picture to last week’s.
The Lib Dem leader’s approach has a logic to it, but it is risky. But instead of delivering a surge, her numbers are on the slide.
The Unite to Remain alliance means the Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and the Greens are trying to pool their votes to ensure a Remain-backing candidate is elected. But the Brexit Party’s decision to stand down their candidates in Tory-held seats makes this tougher. Heinz Brandenburg (University of Strathclyde) concludes that the overall effect of these pacts will be minimal. Now […]
The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
Onwards to Anglia, where the Liberal Democrats and Tories will be fighting hard over a small clutch of possible gains.
With the general election a month away, how are the parties targeting voters on Facebook with messages about Brexit? Tristan Hotham (University of Bath) explains how A/B testing is being used to identify the most effective campaign themes. Political parties using Facebook ads have a powerful capacity to hone their messages. Unlike in the past – where expensive and hard-to-organise […]
A fisherman from the Ajax, and other Leavers, want to know the Prime Minister will not let them down.
Together with my weekly focus groups, it will help to explain the dynamics of the campaign and the factors that will determine the outcome.
Lord Caine has projected a plan that would allow proceedings into suspected Troubles-related offences only if certificates are issued by senior legal figures.
Economic competence has been the cornerstone of the Conservative appeal. Remove that cornerstone and the entire structure becomes fragile.
A new study asks good questions without providing good answers.
What do voters in Richmond Park, Cambridge, and Finchley & Golders Green think about the Prime Minister, the Opposition, and the election?
Our series continues with a look at another key region, which offers a decent clutch of targets to either Labour or the Conservatives on a good night.
Voters have a clear choice: vote Conservative or vote for further indecision, confusion and delay.
“Now I want a nice clean game from all of you” – so said Madam Hooch in Harry Potter. The reality is, it’s not going to happen.
Jo Swinson launches her party’s General Election campaign and insists “this is a not a normal election….people can choose a Liberal Democrat government.”
We reproduce a Twitter thread from the man who helped to advise Ruth Davidson before her electoral success in Scotland.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
Plus: Groundhog Day for the NHS. Farage is the dog that hasn’t barked. I will miss Morgan. And: Off to Liverpool.
Guido will miss Heidi Allen as she stands down at the forthcoming election. The soon-to-be former MP has had an interesting four years in Parliament, hopping ship from the Tories to lead the Tiggers, then to be an independent, and then to be a representative for the short lived ‘The Independents’ and finally becoming a […]
By pursuing an election at the expense of the Withdrawal Bill, Johnson is gambling on hammering Labour amidst the December gloom.
It is as if it had become a vehicle to help Blair redeem his reputation and popularity, lost after the Iraq War.
The result of a general election next month would by no means be a foregone conclusion.
The Lib Dem bill supported by the SNP provides for an election on 9 December and ‘removes the threat’ of No Deal’, explains Jo Swinson.
“It refers this issue back to the people so we can end the gridlock in Westminster,” explains Chuka Umunna.
Jon Ashworth dismisses a counter-offer on an election by the Lib Dems and SNP.
Brexiteers often quip that the Liberal Democrats are neither liberal nor democratic. But this isn’t quite true. The Brexit-blocking party are liberal in the curious modern sense. Where Classical Liberals saw the individual as sovereign and sought to maximise personal freedom, the modern liberals have made a crucial alteration. Far from forgetting about the individual, […]
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I fear that we would lose too many good colleagues to a Remain coalition in the south, and would not pick up enough Leave-voting seats in the midlands and the north.
The Lib Dems did well in the European elections and are riding high in the opinion polls, but how much of an electoral threat are they to Conservative MPs?