Tag: “David Cameron

GB at his best at Citizens UK, fired with passion and conviction

Posted on 3 May 2010 | 6:05pm

Having seen the very warm reaction Nick Clegg got from his speech to the Citizens UK conference in Westminster Hall, I was a bit worried GB might not quite match the performance or the response. Oh me of little faith. That was GB at his best. He was fired up with real passion, and the […]

Cameron has media stitched up, but public still doubtful

Posted on 2 May 2010 | 11:05am

Gosh, David Cameron must have reeled his way out of the BBC studio after that mauling from Andrew Marr. That final question – tough or what? Hey, we can read the body language, said Marr … ‘you’re on a roll!!’ Take that … You’re all bouncy-bouncy-bouncy, full of beans and on your way to Number 10!! Yaaaay!!! […]

All still to play for. GB won. DC not answering. NC on wane

Posted on 30 April 2010 | 11:04am

I caught a snatch of a Five Live phone-in on the TV debates this morning, where the sense of the calls I heard was the clear dissonance between what people thought, and what the polls and pundits said. As I tweeted in advance of last night’s debate, the right-wing papers (ie the majority) were all […]

All returning to roots as decison day looms

Posted on 28 April 2010 | 12:04pm

I’ve gone back to my journalistic roots today with an interview in the Mirror with Alex Ferguson talking about his roots, and how he has never forgotten them despite all the success and wealth he has enjoyed. He tells the story of how after the recent Manchester United win against Spurs, he and his wife Cathy […]

Eton fags not the only ones looking forward to life under Dave

Posted on 27 April 2010 | 3:04pm

Sometimes it is the little things that signal the kind of big change Britain will undergo if we get a Tory government. When I say little, I mean not the driving issues of the economy and the future of schools and hospitals (safer under Labour on all counts) but the sometimes symbolic changes that indicate something […]

Clegg over-reach and cuddle up to Cameron both mistakes

Posted on 26 April 2010 | 11:04am

I wonder if Nick Clegg is not beginning to over-reach himself in stepping up the kind of demands he would make in support of either a Tory or Labour Prime Minister. It is of course in his interests to keep the focus as much on process as on policy, because it is the former that […]

Exposed: Tories and Lib Dems desperate to avoid policy debate

Posted on 25 April 2010 | 3:04pm

If ever anything showed the Tory and Lib Dem fear of having a serious debate on substance it is the outcome of three-party discussions about a joint plea to broadcasters to do more policy and less process. As of last night, senior people in the three parties agreed  there was considerable merit in the idea […]

Even their own polls say GB did better than they’re saying

Posted on 23 April 2010 | 3:04pm

One of the broadcasters told one of GB’s aides last night that David Cameron ‘won’ the second leaders’ TV debate. Fine, you might think. The guy’s entitled to his opinion, and that was what he thought. The only problem is – he said it just after 6pm, well before the debate took place. What he […]

The election landscape has changed. Exciting times

Posted on 16 April 2010 | 2:04pm

My old mate Bruce Grocott, Tony Blair’s parliamentary aide and a top top man, once said that if he and I ever wrote a book, we should call it ‘why I was right all along.’ It was a variation on the theme of ‘they’re all mad apart from you and me and even you are […]

Clegg wins on style, Brown on substance, Cameron on shallowness

Posted on 16 April 2010 | 1:04am

As I do a fair bit of media-whacking, let me start my post-debate analysis with a few words of praise for Alastair Stewart. The ITV chair of the first leaders’ debate resisted the temptation to make himself a big part of the procedings and he moved events along at a good pace. As a TV […]