Outside the marginals

a commentary on the politics that followed the UK 2010 & 2015 elections

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Laboured Lessons in Communication

The UK Labour Party have today made an announcement about their education policy (“our fantastic new education policy that will give the next generation the best chance”).

Before commenting on it, I am intrigued by the way it is being communicated to their supporters’ list. I am puzzled by the paucity of the announcement – given the above objective. Read more…

Marginal Statistics

Ed Miliband says that the increase in VAT tonight (3-4 Jan 2011) from 17.5% to 20% will cost the average family £7.50 a week.  Either his statistics are out or I live in a different world to the “average family” (ref: BBC News Website 3 January 2011: VAT rise will hit families, warns Miliband)

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