What to look out for at the parties’ conferences?

by Stephen Tall on September 19, 2014

That’s the question I was asked – alongside Charles Clarke (former Labour cabinet minister), Andrew Cooper (newly-appointed peer and Director of Strategy at No 10 from 2011 to 2013), and Craig Woodhouse (Political Correspondent at The Sun on Sunday) – (…)

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All three parties’ worst nightmare – winning the next election: my ‘what happens’ next predictions…

by Stephen Tall on September 19, 2014

Here’s my latest The Other Side column for ConservativeHome, published here last week – but I forgot to post it here too. My thanks as ever to the site’s editors, Paul Goodman and Mark Wallace, for giving a Lib Dem (…)

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My must-reads this week September 19, 2014

by Stephen Tall on September 19, 2014

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention this week… After the referendum, the reckoning: why Cameron should fear for his future | Gaby Hinsliff | Comment is free | The Guardian Very good from Gaby Hinsliff on (…)

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Scotland says no to independence: here’s my first thoughts the morning after

by Stephen Tall on September 19, 2014

The people of Scotland have spoken. As that sound echoes, here’s what I think its rejection of independence means… The SNP are strengthened: 45% of the Scottish electorate voted Yes. That’s a far higher figure than many of us would have predicted even a few weeks ago. Yes Scotland’s campaigning, driven by the SNP, has […]