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27 Apr 2015 13:44
David Cameron today turned up the passion in a speech billing the election in ten days’ time as "a battle for the backbone of Britain"
In his tub-thumping address, the PM told small business leaders he was "pumped up" for the election campaign.
As he reached his finale, the Tory leader shouted:
“There is nothing without a strong economy – you could have all the plans, and all the dreams, and all the policies and
27 Apr 2015 10:10
The writer of a play about zero hours contracts has urged senior Conservatives to watch his work as it starts a new run at London’s National Theatre.
Beyond Caring is said to be a “brutally honest and darkly humorous play” which “exposes stories of an invisible class”.
Writer and director Alexander Zeldin told TP that the former culture secretary Maria Miller had been to see the play when it first ran at Hackney Wick’s Yard
26 Apr 2015 19:35
Sol Campbell has spoken about his London mayoral ambitions, saying he does not want to be “just a mouthpiece” and he wants to make London greener
The ex-footballer is profiled for Monday's Guardian by top feature writer Simon Hattenstone.
He says he has been a Tory for about “20 years” but has recently been politicised by policies such as the mansion tax.
“Now that would really affect me. Maybe that is selfish, but it is
26 Apr 2015 10:43
We learned earlier this month that Ed Miliband had been presenting himself as a 'happy warrior' in the televised leaders’ debate.
This morning came further evidance of Miliband employing the strategy as he faced a potentially tricky sofa duel with Boris Johnson.
The two men (who may well be going head-to-head as party leaders in 2020) were sat next to each other after they had appeared as guests on the Andrew Marr show.
25 Apr 2015 11:59
As the pressure mounts on politicians in the run-up to May 7, it looks like the Natalie Bennett ‘brain fade’ may be catching – with David Cameron the latest casualty.
Having previously styled himself as an Aston Villa fan, the PM urged people to support West Ham during a speech in south London this morning.
Outlining his vision for black and ethnic minority communities, he told supporters:
“We are a shining example of a country
24 Apr 2015 12:58
Two weeks after that boyband-inspired broadcast by the Greens, a new contender for best musical intervention in the election campaign has emerged.
The Conservative Friends of India have brought out 'Neela hai Aasma' (Blue Sky).
Apparently, the Hindi song has been especially composed for the election in a bid to encourage 1.6 million British Indians to support the Tories.
TP has struggled to translate the verses (can anyone help us out?), but one part
24 Apr 2015 09:07
Are Conservative strategists getting a little jittery as the election campaign enters the final two week stretch? That is the strong suggestion this morning from two columnists with impeccable links to Team Dave.
In his monthly column for TP, former Sun political editor George Pascoe Watson says Cameron is now “praying for a late swing”.
GPW says the Tory record on rebuilding Britain’s economy is second-to-none, but voters are failing to respond. Pledges on
23 Apr 2015 11:50
Russell Brand has said that the Green party seem “nice”, but he has not registered to vote in the general election.
The comedian and activist was speaking at a preview screening of his film The Emperor's New Clothes, which appears to broadly support many of the policies in the Green party manifesto.
Taking questions from the audience in Dalston, London, he admitted that he liked the Greens, but was keen to quickly move on from
22 Apr 2015 17:11
Ed Miliband is minimising public walkabouts on the election campaign trail as Labour avoids taking any risks with photos, the UK’s premier political photographer has told TP.
Press Association’s chief political photographer Stefan Rousseau has followed both David Cameron and Ed Miliband around the UK for the 2015 election campaign.
He told us that while Cameron was visiting factories and hospitals, Miliband was playing it safe to avoid another bacon sandwich moment.
“All Miliband is
22 Apr 2015 09:03
Youthful fans of David Cameron appear to be hitting back at the success of a new pro-Ed Miliband movement taking Twitter by storm.
The #Milifandom movement was set up last week by a student called Abby. Since then, the 17-year-old has built up more than 12,000 followers.
The ‘fandom’ is said to be a stand against the right wing media’s portrayal of Ed and it has prompted hundreds of teenage girls to declare their admiration