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In this week’s Tribune

Published: April 30, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

This week’s Tribune, available by subscription or at selected branches of WHSmith has all the latest news and analysis from the campaign trail. We continue our profiles of key marginal …

Nick Clegg disappoints the Xbox vote

Published: April 28, 2010
Written by René Lavanchy

When I read Nick Clegg’s interview in the Evening Standard on Monday, my eyes leapt to the end of the piece. Sam Leith writes of the Lib Dem battlebus: “Inside …

How to canvass for votes

Published: April 28, 2010
Written by John Street

Spotted on the garage door of a VERY large house near Tribune’s offices in North London: Please note that Tribune does not endorse this type of campaigning.

Miliband’s legacy

Published: April 28, 2010
Written by John Street

In the movie “Blazing Saddles” the black sheriff played by Cleavon Little outwits the disappointed and hostile townsfolk by pointing a gun to his own head and threatening to kill …

Tories get their sums wrong on immigration

Published: April 22, 2010
Written by Bernard Purcell

This week a measured study by the IPPR found that it is mainly communities with no discernible immigrant population who express the greatest fears about immigration. At the same time, …

Comedy gold on the election trail

Published: April 21, 2010
Written by Jennifer Painter

That popular British election pastime – the egging of politicians – has resurfaced today, to the misfortune of David Cameron. A Cornish student perpetrated the act that will doubtlessly be …

Highs and Lows

Published: April 21, 2010
Written by electionblog

Paying my respects with David Miliband Last Thursday I was joined by the Attorney General, Baroness Patricia Scotland on the campaign trail for one of the liveliest, most energy bursting …

Tuition fees and the student vote

Published: April 21, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Tuition fees were a massive political football during Labour’s first two terms, with the introduction of fees in 1998 and then legislation for top-up fees in 2004 (they were actually …

Gay terror for the Tories

Published: April 18, 2010
Written by John Street

Tory terror… Click to enlarge. Not even two van loads of free ice cream parked outside Millbank Tower could save the Tories from a mass protest against Chris Grayling’s comments …