Watch: David Cameron forgets he's an Aston Villa fan and urges people to support West Ham

Watch: David Cameron forgets he's an Aston Villa fan and urges people to support West Ham

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

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A Hindi song, especially for Dave

A Hindi song, especially for Dave

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

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Team Cameron discover it’s NOT the economy, stupid

Team Cameron discover it’s NOT the economy, stupid

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

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Watch: Russell Brand says Greens are 'nice'. But will he vote for them?

Watch: Russell Brand says Greens are 'nice'. But will he vote for them?

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

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Top snapper bemoans ‘very dull’ Miliband photo opps as Labour avoids fresh bacon sandwich pic

Top snapper bemoans ‘very dull’ Miliband photo opps as Labour avoids fresh bacon sandwich pic

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

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New Twitter war: As Milifandom takes off, Cameronettes hit back... but some folk smell a rat

New Twitter war: As Milifandom takes off, Cameronettes hit back... but some folk smell a rat

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

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Michael Gove's wife compares Ed Miliband to Uncle Monty from Withnail and I

Michael Gove's wife compares Ed Miliband to Uncle Monty from Withnail and I

21 Apr 2015 16:52

Sarah Vine appears to have taken to Facebook to express her concern about what might happen after May 7.

PoliticsHome has clocked a comment that Michael Gove's wife made on a friend’s Facebook page. As David Cameron desperately tries to woo voters in the north, Mrs Gove helpfully declared of Labour:

“They will unite with Sturgeon - and take power. The north and then Scotland will then leech of [sic] us until we die.”

She

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Future Labour MPs quizzed on Ed’s leadership, NHS privatisation and trade unions

Future Labour MPs quizzed on Ed’s leadership, NHS privatisation and trade unions

21 Apr 2015 16:08

As the second instalment of a two part feature, TP has spoken to five Labour candidates standing in winnable seats in the 2015 general election.

The five likely future MPs were noticeably cool towards New Labour, with Neil Kinnock’s son among those criticising aspects of Blair/Brown era.

Stephen Kinnock, who is married to Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmid, is standing in the Welsh seat of Aberavon. He told us that while “huge things were achieved” in

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Labour peer hails ‘electrifying’ Nicola Sturgeon and expects ‘chaos’ after the election

Labour peer hails ‘electrifying’ Nicola Sturgeon and expects ‘chaos’ after the election

21 Apr 2015 13:10

The Labour peer Lord Puttnam has been speaking about one figure who he believes has lit up the election campaign. And it’s not Ed Miliband.

The Chariots of Fire producer told an audience of marketing execs last night:

"The most electrifying thing for me about this election is Nicola Sturgeon...  She feels so authentic."

He also gave a candid verdict on what he expects to happen after May 7.

"I would be very, very, very

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SNP calling the shots? That ain’t gonna happen, says Miliband

SNP calling the shots? That ain’t gonna happen, says Miliband

20 Apr 2015 20:17

Ed Miliband has denied that the SNP would be able to dictate the policy of a minority Labour government by saying it “ain’t gonna happen”. Twice.

The Labour leader was responding to a suggestion by Evan Davies that the SNP would be “calling the shots” if Labour did not have a majority. He looked the BBC presenter in the eye and told him in no uncertain terms:

“That ain’t gonna happen. That ain’t gonna happen.”

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Future Tory MPs quizzed on gay marriage, capital punishment and Ukip

Future Tory MPs quizzed on gay marriage, capital punishment and Ukip

20 Apr 2015 09:48

As the first installment of a two part feature, TP has spoken to five Conservative candidates standing in winnable seats in the 2015 general election.

The five we spoke to were all keen to see greater diversity in politics and were united in their dislike of Prime Minister’s Questions.

None would have voted against equal marriage and neither did any of the five appear to dispute climate change. One of the five was in favour

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Watch: David Cameron gets irritated by Andrew Marr interrogation

Watch: David Cameron gets irritated by Andrew Marr interrogation

19 Apr 2015 10:46

David Cameron has used an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show to ram home his argument that a Labour government supported by the SNP is a "frightening prospect".

The PM said the outcome would leave England, Wales and Northern Ireland "without a look-in" at Westminster.

He was responding to comments on the same show from Nicola Sturgeon that her party would be in a "very, very strong" position after May 7 to "change the direction"

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