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The Truss view of “British Workers” could be an electoral liability

The Truss view of “British Workers” could be an electoral liability

Not good for the Red wall? I have no doubt that Keir Starmer and his team are already preparing for the first prime Minister’s Questions with Liz Truss and I wonder whether the contents of the above tweet from Lisa Nandy might figure in the very first one. Whenever the party opposite gets a new leader then the other side start working at ways of undermining him or her and seeking to brand them in a manner that could impact…

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Midterms betting: GOP favourite for the House – DEM for the Senate

Midterms betting: GOP favourite for the House – DEM for the Senate

Historically in American politics in the first midterm elections following a new President the party that does not control the White House does well in the Senate and House elections.These take place on November 8th That is certainly happening this year in the betting on the House elections where as can be seen from the charts the assumption of punters is that this will be a relatively easy victory for the Republicans If you want to bet on the composition…

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Minding Our Manners

Minding Our Manners

A man tries to murder a British writer for what he wrote in a novel published 34 years ago, 10 years before the would-be murderer was born. A Police Community Support Officer in Britain seeks to lecture a woman about changing her views on trans rights despite two police officers having previously visited and determined that the woman was committing no offence by displaying a sticker, expressing different views to that of the PCSO, in her window. A British university…

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Will Johnson remain an MP after September 6th?

Will Johnson remain an MP after September 6th?

One of the big Boris Johnson issues on which punters have a mixed view is whether he’ll remain as an MP until at least the next General Election. The best place to bet on this is the Smarkets market above on whether there will be a by-election in Johnson’s seat before the general election. A lot here depends on how Johnson sees his future career and on that my guess is that he hasn’t made his mind up. If he…

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PM Truss’s first test – the energy cost crisis

PM Truss’s first test – the energy cost crisis

An early U-Turn? The screen grab above is from the front page of the Times and sets out neatly the very big decision that the new PM will have to take when she takes over early next month. Starmer has put forward his freeze bills plan and YouGov polling appears to show that this is resonating with voters. That three in four CON voters want to do what Starmer is suggesting make this a tricky one for Truss. The big…

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Are you a one hole or two hole person?

Are you a one hole or two hole person?

I have been utterly mesmerised by this polling from YouGov, straws have one big hole, not two and I’m astonished that 46% of the country either disagree or do not know. Look, we all agree that one doughnut has but one doughnut hole, the same principle applies to straws, like Highlander, there can only be one. TSE

It’s the energy cap, stupid

It’s the energy cap, stupid

My prediction for the popularity of Liz Truss and her government is closely tied to the where the price cap ends up this winter. If Truss sticks to her rhetoric of no handouts then there’s no floor to the government’s unpopularity. With Vladimir Putin set to punish the West for standing up against his war of aggression against Ukraine by messing about with Europe’s energy supply I’d expect the price cap to go well north of £5,000 and willing to…

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