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09 Oct 2015 09:33
David Cameron will “continue to rule the news studio" unless a broadcast journalist assumes the Paxman mantle and is prepared to “take him on”, says former GMTV producer Geoff Beattie.
Writing for TP, the journalist-turned-PR man outlines how Cameron manages to navigate broadcast interviews with relative ease. And he warns unless the “new breed” of anchors are willing to press the PM he will remain unscathed from these key exchanges.
"The Prime Minister
09 Oct 2015 08:42
The prime minister’s personal EU charm offensive continues on Friday night as he welcomes Angela Merkel to Chequers. But will the PM get the extra help he might need to win over the British public?
Cameron – who turns 49 today - is expected to seek Merkel's support for changes to the payment of in-work benefits to immigrants. Meanwhile, the German Chancellor is expected to ask the PM to clarify exactly what he wants from
EU 'exit' group launches with Douglas Carswell and £20m war chest (but don't mention the immigration)
09 Oct 2015 08:18
A new cross-party campaign aimed at taking the UK out of the European Union is being launched with Conservative, Labour and UKIP MPs and donors.
‘Vote Leave’ has an impressive roster of business leaders and politicians from across the political spectrum. UKIP's Douglas Carswell and Labour's Kate Hoey are on board, alongside the likes of former UKIP treasurer Stuart Wheeler, former Tory treasurer Peter Cruddas and Labour’s largest private donor John Mills.
Vote Leave is
08 Oct 2015 12:50
Former care minister Paul Burstow has joined PR and lobbying firm MHP Communications as an adviser, reports Public Affairs News.
But what attracted him to the job? In an interview filmed for MHP, the ex-Lib Dem MP explains all:
“What I like about MHP is the style of the work. The fact that patient voice is an important part of the way you work. The way you are able to convene quite a lot
08 Oct 2015 11:28
David Cameron’s former strategy guru has agreed that Theresa May's Conservative conference speech was “pandering to the basest elements of the Tory party”.
Hours after Cameron’s speech, Steve Hilton used his Twitter feed to endorse an article which criticised home secretary’s immigration-themed address.
The Spectator's Alex Massie had accused May of pandering to the worst of the Tory base and offering a “stale and noxious concoction of tawdry nativism”.
And Hilton made it clear he
07 Oct 2015 16:03
Conservative delegates lapped up David Cameron’s attack on Jeremy Corbyn during the prime minister’s conference speech today. But Labour’s leader has hit back after Cameron referred to the Labour Party 14 times.
Cameron devoted a whole section of speech to Corbyn, who has called for a "kinder politics". Most ferociously, Cameron warned about he Labour leader's “security-threatening, terrorist-sympathising, Britain-hating ideology”.
In response, a spokesman for the Labour leader said:
"The fact that David Cameron used
07 Oct 2015 12:16
David Cameron used his speech to the Conservative party conference to lay into “terrorist-sympathising” Jeremy Corbyn and to park his tanks firmly on New Labour territory.
The prime minister got his first standing ovation when he took Labour’s new leader to task with some vigour.
“You only really need to know one thing: he thinks the death of Osama bin Laden was a 'tragedy'.
“No. A tragedy is nearly 3,000 people murdered one morning in
07 Oct 2015 10:41
The minister for small business has hit out at banks for taking too long to set up accounts for new companies – after her partner was astonished by the amount of time it took.
Anna Soubry was speaking a Conservative party conference fringe event hosted by the Federation of Small Businesses.
She said that her partner Neil Davidson, who is a former non-executive director of developer Persimmon Homes, had to spend a full day setting
07 Oct 2015 09:02
Theresa’s May speech to the Conservative conference about the damage caused by immigration has been panned a number of unusual suspects.
James Kirkup was quick off the mark for The Telegraph to brand the speech "awful, ugly, misleading, cynical and irresponsible".
Meanwhile The Spectator’s Alex Massie called it a “stale and noxious concoction of tawdry nativism”.
Now the Institute of Directors has joined in the criticisms, with director general Simon Walker declaring: “We
06 Oct 2015 20:32
Former England and Arsenal footballer Sol Campbell has said the Football Association could learn from the Conservative party on diversity.
Campbell showed up at the Tory conference in Manchester this week and spoke at a fringe event organised by Policy Exchange.
Having previously accused the FA of racism and claimed he would have been the first-choice England captain had he been white, Campbell returned to the theme at the event on Tuesday evening. He said: