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Why the odds are still on a Labour victory in 2015 - New Statesman

Why the odds are still on a Labour victory in 2015 - New Statesman | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
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Why the odds are still on a Labour victory in 2015
New Statesman
In recent weeks a new mood of pessimism has taken hold among Labour MPs and a new mood of optimism among the Tories.
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Where is all the noise about Europe and Equal marriage now!

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David Cameron tries to placate the swivel-eyed loons with his natural ... - The Guardian

David Cameron tries to placate the swivel-eyed loons with his natural ... - The Guardian | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
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David Cameron tries to placate the swivel-eyed loons with his natural ...
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Cameron: Chillax, Andy. It will all soon pass. A few sets of tennis will blow away the cobwebs.
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David Cameron: UK faces 'sink or swim moment' - Financial Times

David Cameron: UK faces 'sink or swim moment' - Financial Times | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk David Cameron: UK faces 'sink or swim moment' Financial Times Mr Petroff's warning came as David Cameron said that Britain faced a “sink or swim moment” as it fought to retain its position as a leading investment destination in the...
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The Richter Scale: A grown up Germany needs a new partner

Now the French have lost the plot who can step up to the plate to counter-balance the Germans in the EU
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Modern Germany (the Federal Republic) is now 64 years old, which is pretty young in comparison to most other nation states in Europe.  But for this adolescent state the question of maturity is becoming important as Europe looks for leadership and a new sense of direction.  Angela Merkel has done a sterling job over the last 2 years in corralling the broken Southern Eurozone states into recovery mode.

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The Richter Scale: A grown up Germany needs a new partner

Now the French have lost the plot who can step up to the plate to counter-balance the Germans in the EU
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This could be Dave's great opportunity

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I’ll be voting to quit the EU | The Times

David Cameron’s attempts at renegotiation will be inconsequential – we must leave
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From the man who near had us in the Euro!

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Coalition split looms as David Cameron drops foreign aid pledge

Coalition split looms as David Cameron drops foreign aid pledge | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
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He now needs to let go of the promises he made on welfare and the NHS

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The Richter Scale: The UK lurches to the Right

UKIP main winners in UK 2013 local elections, Europe goes left Britain goes right
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All the party leaders have to deal with the rise of UKIP - including UKIP's Farage

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Politicians cannot fix economy, voters say, with Tories most sceptical – poll

Politicians cannot fix economy, voters say, with Tories most sceptical – poll | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
YouGov poll finds only 22% of Tory voters and 27% of Lib Dems think right policies can restore living standards in next few years (Politicians cannot fix economy, voters say, with Tories most sceptical – poll
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Prove them wrong Dave

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Farage claims Cameron’s Tory party is ‘finished’ in the North - General news - Yorkshire Post

Farage claims Cameron’s Tory party is ‘finished’ in the North - General news - Yorkshire Post | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
Nigel Farage has claimed the Conservative Party is “completely disappearing” in the north of England as UKIP become the new party of opposition to Labour in the North.
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Dressed like that I wouldn't hold high hopes for UKIP either

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WikiLeaks cables: Mervyn King had doubts over Cameron and Osborne

WikiLeaks cables: Mervyn King had doubts over Cameron and Osborne | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
Diplomatic memos reveal Bank governor thought top Conservatives lacked experience to deal with deficit (RT @EtonOldBoys: Mervyn King had doubts over Cameron and Osborne, Totally out of their Depth http://t.co/hxZ6cywGIk...
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Mervyn has proved that he was the one out of his depth - glad to see the back of him and is saver destroying policy of QE

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Afriyie: I've no leadership ambition

Afriyie: I've no leadership ambition | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
Conservative MP Adam Afriyie, mentioned as a potential successor to David Cameron, says he has "no ambition" to lead the party.
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The dark arts of plotting and counter plotting

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Ed Balls: no pledge for 'now' to outspend Tories - Telegraph

Ed Balls: no pledge for 'now' to outspend Tories - Telegraph | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
Labour would keep George Osborne's £500 a week cap on benefits and has no plans for "now" to commit to spending more than the Tories, Ed Balls has said.
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A committment to keep the £500 a week upper limit is not much of a committment as it effects only a very small number of people - its the marginal increases below this number that could really cost us!

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Gordon Brown traitor to British people tops list of MPs with extra earnings - Telegraph

Gordon Brown traitor to British people tops list of MPs with extra earnings - Telegraph | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
MPs earned more than £7 million through second jobs in parliament's last session, with Gordon Brown topping the list of high earners.

Via Infidel Patriot
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At least Dave has a profitable career to look forward to!!

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Open Europe blog: EU referendum: What will the Tory backbench ...

Open Europe blog: EU referendum: What will the Tory backbench ... | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
Tory MPs who have put their names to it have several aims: legislation enshrining Cameron's 2017 referendum, a mandating referendum to enable re-negotiation, or most simply a straight in/out referendum now (though many ...
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The Essex boys revolt again

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Michael Portillo adds voice to calls for EU exit

Michael Portillo adds voice to calls for EU exit | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
Former Cabinet minister follows lead of Lord Lawson, saying he fervently hopes British people have guts to vote no (What is it about ex-politicians? Do they just decide the EU is too difficult to think through, so let's get out?
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Queen's Speech targets immigration

Queen's Speech targets immigration | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
The government announces tougher rules for migrants as it outlines its programme for the next year in the Queen's Speech.
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no surprises then

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The Richter Scale: Lord Lawson Gives Up On Europe

The pressure rise on David Cameron and his European renegotiation

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This the economy stupid - not Europe and immigration

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The Richter Scale: The UK lurches to the Right

UKIP main winners in UK 2013 local elections, Europe goes left Britain goes right
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Dave has his share of thinking to do following the local elections

 

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'Tory Obama' bids to gag The Sun over £11m homes - The Sun

'Tory Obama' bids to gag The Sun over £11m homes - The Sun | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
The Sun 'Tory Obama' bids to gag The Sun over £11m homes The Sun We found through publicly available documents that high-profile Mr Afriyie — the Tories' first black MP — had got a second mortgage on the £4million Grade II listed mansion he owns in...
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He may wish that he had never stuck his head above the parapit

 

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UKIP surges to second place in South Shields by-election as it gets DOUBLE the Tory vote while the Lib Dems come SEVENTH behind the BNP

UKIP surges to second place in South Shields by-election as it gets DOUBLE the Tory vote while the Lib Dems come SEVENTH behind the BNP | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
The Eurosceptic party claimed almost 6,000 votes in the by-election as Labour candidate Emma Lewell-Buck, pictured, won the seat. (RT @DGoodinson: #UKIP surges to second place in South Shields by-election as it gets DOUBLE the Tory vote while the..
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This protest vote is now becoming a movement, worry that so many in the UK atre prepaerd to throw the vote away on a single issue!

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The Richter Scale: Avoiding the triple dip

Triple dip recession avoided but the problems still remain
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It's the economy stupid!!

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Demand for better EU deal | The Sunday Times

Demand for better EU deal | The Sunday Times | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
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A better deal ha ha ha - its just about the presentation

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IMF steps up call for Osborne to slow down austerity plans as row escalates - Telegraph

IMF steps up call for Osborne to slow down austerity plans as row escalates - Telegraph | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
A row between George Osborne and the International Monetary Fund over Britain’s economic strategy has escalated after the fund’s deputy managing director joined those urging the Chancellor to consider slowing down his austerity plans.
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The French and socialist dominated IMF has a go at Osborne - He need to pick up the pace of austerity not back off!

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The Conservative Party | News | News | Local election campaign launch

The Conservative Party | News | News | Local election campaign launch | Dave's Diary | Scoop.it
The Conservative Party have launched their local election campaign focusing on how Conservatives in national and local government are delivering for hardworking people (RT @WarwickUniCons: "Don't let Labour do to your council what they did to our ...
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I have a feeling that the local elections could be a bit of a car crash for Dave, let's hope his expectations are suitably low

 

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