Stephen Pollard



Steer clear of Patten

By Stephen Pollard, May 4, 2010

According to Ben Brogan:

a plan is being hatched to replace Lady Ashton, the Labour peer
currently serving as British commissioner, with Lord Patten of Barnes.

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Sood for PM!

By Stephen Pollard, May 4, 2010

Manish Sood: what's not to love? He's just told Sky that he was part of the Labour Party "before I was born".

Clearly he's quite special.

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Cameron doesn't need Clegg

By Stephen Pollard, May 4, 2010

The estimable Paul Waugh has an important post on how David Cameron could head a minority government and still accomplish most of the Conservatives' agenda. Here's his conclusion:

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The FT's Tory endorsement

By Stephen Pollard, May 4, 2010

Not often I'll say this, but...Guido Fawkes says everything I was thinking:

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The politics writer who doesn't understand elections

By Stephen Pollard, April 29, 2010

The hilariously awful Mehdi Hasan of the New Statesman has a go at me today and in doing so reveals much about his mindset:

 

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Brown unravels

By Stephen Pollard, April 28, 2010

Be in no doubt that Brown's 'bigot moment' isn't just some campaign gaffe. It's a huge, unimaginably bad mistake, for two reasons.

First,there's the obvious fact that he was revealing his contempt for what the vast majority of voters think, and that his attempts to appear 'on your side' are such a fraud.

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Clegg and the euro - he doesn't get it

By Stephen Pollard, April 28, 2010

Daniel Finkelstein spells out the illogic of Nick Clegg's position on the euro:

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Why the Tories are right on choice

By Stephen Pollard, April 27, 2010

Should you be interested...The Times has put a small video of me talking about my piece, just above it. It's here.

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Why I’ll vote Tory for the first time in my life (The Times)

By Stephen Pollard, April 27, 2010

I have a piece in today's Times on my political journey. It's here.

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Clegg and Israel explained

By Stephen Pollard, April 21, 2010

I think I've discovered why Nick Clegg loathes Israel so much:

"Every morning he was addicted to reading the Financial Times.”

(from The Times)

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The LibDems and lobbying

By Stephen Pollard, April 21, 2010

The Mail has an excellent piece highlighting leading LibDems' history as lobbyists:

Nothing has done so much to catapult the Liberal Democrats to their
current position in the polls as Nick Clegg's passionate support for
radically reformed politics.

The Lib Dem leader was utterly unequivocal in last week's
televised debate. 'What I've supported all my adult life,' he declared,
'is a complete clean-up from top to toe in politics'.

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Why can't we put Tesco in charge of the country (Express)

By Stephen Pollard, April 21, 2010

I have a piece in today's Express on the astonishing success of Tesco and how public services could benefit. It's here.

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Editorial Guidelines!!! Aaaaaah!!

By Stephen Pollard, April 19, 2010

Guido Fawkes has a fantastic little scoop about one of the people who polices the BBC's editorial guidelines.

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The nasty party

By Stephen Pollard, April 19, 2010

You'll have noticed a theme to my blogs today: the LibDems.

A commenter below protests that I am spending too much time attacking them. Thing is, they need to be attacked. Their ascent in the polls fills me with horror. Their holier than thou attitude is political hypocrisy at its worst, they lie about other parties in ways that go way beyond the usual political knockabout, they fight dirty and they are utterly sharneless in giving different messages to different audiences.

To wit:

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Ludicrous Rollo

By Stephen Pollard, April 19, 2010

Harry's Place reports on the latest idiocy from the ludicrous Green candidate for Hammersmith, Rollo Miles.

If you do nothing else, do watch his (unintentionally) hilarious video:

 

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Privilege isn't unique to the Tories

By Stephen Pollard, April 19, 2010

Superb column by Dominic Lawson pointing out the idiocy of the attacks on David Cameron as a public school alumnus, and the hailing of Nick Clegg as some kind of messiah untouched by privilege:

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