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Eastleigh By-Election Prediction…

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , on February 28, 2013 by eljmayes

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg Visits Eastleigh Ahead Of The Eastleigh By-election

My topline prediction is: –

LIB DEM BY 1K UKIP CON LAB

The Lib Dems should hang on to Eastleigh despite challenges from UKIP and the Tories. UKIP should in edge out the Tories to take second place as they seem to have spent serious money on campaigning in Eastleigh. With the exception of Labour the major parties have fielded very “safe” (read dull) candidates which will ultimately have helped the incumbent Lib Dems. I would predict that the fallout from Eastleigh will not be that great short term as the Tories and Labour both gear up for the Budget. However, if the Tories do not win Eastleigh then the Budget becomes much more important for the blue half of the Coalition and for David Cameron.

Boris Johnson’s 2012 Conference Speech…

Posted in Comedy, Politics with tags , , on October 9, 2012 by eljmayes

Too good for just one Youtube video.

David Cameron on Letterman…

Posted in Comedy, Politics with tags , , , on September 27, 2012 by eljmayes

The interview starts around sixteen minutes in. I’d give Cameron 7/10 for his performance in the interview as a whole.

Boris Johnson’s Athletes’ Parade Speech…

Posted in Comedy, Politics with tags , , on September 10, 2012 by eljmayes

Simply majestic.

Boris and Arnold in a Cable Car…

Posted in Comedy, Politics with tags , , , on August 14, 2012 by eljmayes

Boris Johnson “Have you ever wrestled someone on a cable car?”. Arnold Schwarzenegger “Errrm no”. Brilliant!

Boris Johnson on Olympic Branding…

Posted in Comedy, Politics with tags , , , on July 21, 2012 by eljmayes

Classic Boris!

Good Week, Bad Week 01/07/12…

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2012 by eljmayes

Good Week

Ed Miliband- Miliband has had a relatively good week. His party are still well ahead in the polls and he has put the Coalition on the back foot over the Libor scandal. That said, cracks do seem to be appearing within the Labour party as a whole. The unions want to drag Labour to left and mooted policies such as the re-nationalisation of railways point that their 2015 manifesto will be not be beside reading for the likes of Tony Blair. As I’ve stated before, divided parties do not win elections and provided Labour can stay relatively together they stand a good chance of gaining the most seats in 2015, whatever political position they choose to take.

Nick Clegg- Clegg has had his usual dull week as per normal. A busier, more media savvy Deputy Prime Minister may be able to bolster his party’s poll ratings in the Autumn.

Bad Week

David Cameron- Cameron has had a half decent week spoilt by his follies over an EU Referendum. The petrol tax deferral was a positive move which showed the country that the Prime Minister was on their side. His lack of leadership over the EU Referendum has shown that Cameron is still worried by his back benchers rebelling however. As with Labour, Cameron needs to take a standpoint and stick to it instead of consistently seeking some sort of middle ground. He is incredibly lucky that the opposition haven’t formulated any policies of note on any subject that matters long term yet.

George Osborne- Although the petrol tax deferral was a positive step it did seem to be forced by the opposition. Osborne may be reshuffled out of his current role if he lets situations like this week’s multiply.

Ed Balls- Ed Balls this week called for an inquiry into the actions of Ed Balls. Truly bizarre.

Chloe Smith- Smith this week found herself on the end of a Paxman mauling. The long term damage to her career should be minimal however.

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