The work begins today

David Talbot  |  13 May 2013

As the dust settles from an inconclusive bout of county council elections, which left all, now four, party leaders with much to ponder, eyes flicker to the looming general election two years hence. Before that, though, UKIP seem almost certain to top the poll in the European elections next May. The mystery will be whether …

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Nigel Farage’s Independence day

Lewis Baston  |  7 May 2013

UKIP’s triumph in the local elections did not just damage the Tories The overall results of the local elections of 2013 were towards the middle of the spectrum of expectations. A net gain of 291 seats was not at all bad for Labour, and there are several areas where the party now has a chance …

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The One Nation test

David Talbot  |  25 April 2013

Warwickshire isn’t exactly the first of the 35 county councils up for election on 2 May that would spring to the mind of many a Labour activist. Bridging the gap between rural Oxfordshire and the industrial cities of Coventry and Birmingham, the county covers over 2,000 square kilometres ranging from the principal towns of Nuneaton …

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