Behind the battle lines in the war of words between Jeremy Hunt and junior doctors

Behind the battle lines in the war of words between Jeremy Hunt and junior doctors

by Simon Lancaster / 12 Feb 2016

Various factions in the NHS speak through metaphors that reflect their different perspectives on the health service.

Weekly polling review: Scots back SNP 

Weekly polling review: Scots back SNP 

by David Bowers / 13 Feb 2015

David Bowers analyses this week's most influential political polls, and finds that the latests results from Scotland are bad news for Labour.  

Social media is shaping the 2015 general election – but not in the way you thought it would

Social media is shaping the 2015 general election – but not in the way you thought it would

by Jon McLeod / 10 Feb 2015

How campaigners are segmenting their supporters by Parliamentary constituency.

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We Lib Dems are stuck between being ignored and unpopular

We Lib Dems are stuck between being ignored and unpopular

by Stephen Tall / 02 Feb 2015

Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the Fittest

by George Pascoe-Watson / 16 Jan 2015

David Cameron wants to make this a presidential general election, and that's why his fitness regime has been stepped up

Killing Him Softly

Killing Him Softly

by Dan Hodges / 13 Dec 2014

For a masterclass in how not to deal with a political coup, look no further than Ed Miliband

The McGuffin Effect

The McGuffin Effect

by Ian Martin / 02 Dec 2014

After a disastrous month, McGuffin holds crunch talks with Snoop Dougy Doug as they wonder whether there’s any way to get rid of the Milistone round their necks…

Labouring the Point

Labouring the Point

by George Pascoe-Watson / 01 Dec 2014

Cameron has to trip up Miliband in the race to May 2015, or at least help him as he does it himself

The Real Deal

The Real Deal

by Dan Hodges / 10 Nov 2014

Those who complain about Ed Miliband’s leadership should have been more careful about what they wished for

The McGuffin Effect: Ed Goes To Washington

The McGuffin Effect: Ed Goes To Washington

by Joe McGuffin / 29 Jul 2014

This month: McGuffin heads home as he takes Mr Klutz to DC. With his "face morphing into a casserole of eyes and intestines" Ed meets Obama and misses fistbumps all over the place.

Cycle of Decline

Cycle of Decline

by Dan Hodges / 10 Jul 2014

Team Miliband know they’re losing the campaign and now they’re beginning to punch out at each other

The McGuffin Effect: People don’t trust the brand, they don’t engage

The McGuffin Effect: People don’t trust the brand, they don’t engage

by Joe McGuffin / 07 Jul 2014

This month: bleak times for McGuffin as he realises Ed Miliband (“this particular pussy has the people skills of a fucking balloon animal”) is about as “dead as that Monty Python Norwegian turkey.” There’s nothing for it but to start “nail-gunning” the shadow cabinet

The Power of Plan A

The Power of Plan A

by George Pascoe-Watson / 05 Jun 2014

The Tories didn’t win the recent elections, but things are going in the right direction for Mr Cameron ahead of the 2015 showdown

Rabbit in the headlights

Rabbit in the headlights

by Dan Hodges / 04 Jun 2014

After last month’s elections Labour must ask itself some serious questions, but there’s little evidence the party knows the answers, says Dan Hodges

Hold your head up high

Hold your head up high

by Dan Hodges / 02 May 2014

Andy Burnham is a politician reborn, and that can only be a good thing for the Labour Party and the political classes as a whole

BoJo ready to gogo?

BoJo ready to gogo?

by George Pascoe-Watson / 28 Apr 2014

Questions about the intentions of the mayor of London could be answered any day now, and that’s good news for the PM

Buzzwords and headlines

Buzzwords and headlines

by Tim Gatt / 29 Jan 2014

ITV News' Tim Gatt writes this month's diary

The Idea: Disrupt the NHS

The Idea: Disrupt the NHS

by Sean Worth / 14 Jan 2014

Sean Worth believes that a wave of innovative disruption could turn our NHS around and create a world-beating service

Lib Dems: The in-betweeners

Lib Dems: The in-betweeners

by Stephen Tall / 14 Jan 2014

It seems the Lib Dems are condemned to be the party of the middle – but the middle could yet be the best place to be

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