UKIP’s streetfighters should alarm all Conservatives

LORD Ashcroft’s latest polling shows just what a threat UKIP is to the established political parties. Because UKIP has learned the lesson of Britain’s first-past-the-post electoral system: to win a parliamentary seat, you have to become street fighters and mercilessly target individual seats.

Hattie’s Waldringfield retreat

NEXT time you’re in Waldringfield and you come across Labour’s deputy leader Hattiet Harman and her husband Jack Dromey heading for The Maybush pub, give them a wave and a hearty cheer.

Two dates in September

TWO dates loom large in the September calendar – the 18th and the 28th.

You should pay more tax, says Labour’s Harman

HARRIET Harman, Labour’s Deputy Leader, has finally let the cat out of the bag: Labour want to raise your taxes. In a radio interview, she said: ‘Yes I think people on middle incomes should contribute more through their taxes’ (Source: LBC phone-in, 14th July 2014).


TODAY’S strikes are disrupting the lives of millions. Schools have been shut, damaging children’s education and forcing parents to take time off work or scramble round for childcare. Libraries and other public services have closed, causing difficulties to families across the country.

Murray defeat spared us Salmond’s xenophobia

IT was a great pity to watch Andy Murray crash out of Wimbledon earlier this afternoon, without even winning a set. Perhaps our hopes blinded us to the quality of his opponent and Murray can take some small comfort in the knowledge that Rafa Nadal suffered a similar fate yesterday.

Cameron wins plaudits

EUROPE cost Sir John Major not only defeat in 1997 but also his credibility and his reputation. Now nearly two decades and four Tory leaders later, David Cameron may find that Europe is his saviour.