Saturday Sport v Politics

It is a Saturday. It must be sport for me. Throughout my life a Saturday has meant looking forward to some form of sport and the anticipation of kick-off. From a young lad playing rugby in the morning and football in the afternoon to just about struggling to make Birstall 2nds most weekends. It was…

Are elections won and lost by the leaflets hard working volunteers are delivering around the country during this election? For the last few years I have been reading and studying marginal gains in sport as opposed to my old job of marginal gains in politics which has a completely different meaning! However, as the pile…

Creating A Storm in a Teacup

Last week we looked at the ‘Dead cat on the Table’ strategy, but today we saw another amazing, yet depressing, spin job in operation as the Tories attacked a sensible Miliband speech on Foreign Policy.  Even before the speech was given the spin operations were of course in place – they have to be to…

The Election is Over

Anybody who has received their postal vote will, like me, now feel the election is actually over. I have completed my postal vote for General Election and the Charnwood local elections. All of the effort the parties put into the next 2 weeks of campaigning will be wasted on me and the thousands more who…

Paul Kerensa: The Kneel Down Stand-up

Ignite presents BAFTA nominated and British Comedy Award winner, Paul Kerensa. A brilliant stand-up comedy show in Loughborough. Join us and get your tickets from the site above on June 13th in Loughborough Paul Kerensa: The Kneel Down Stand-up

It’s The Economy Stupid

sajeimpact: Every political commentator always rehashes the Clinton line that all elections are about one thing – ‘It’s the economy stupid’. So in recent days the issues have drifted from the sublime to the ridiculous as we surely slipped ‘off grid’ for all the major parties. Today, with the publication of… It’s The Economy Stupid

It’s The Economy Stupid

Every political commentator always rehashes the Clinton line that all elections are about one thing – ‘It’s the economy stupid’. So in recent days the issues have drifted from the sublime to the ridiculous as we surely slipped ‘off grid’ for all the major parties. Today, with the publication of the IFS report was certainly always going…