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Spineless Cameron is letting Farage’s foxes into the Tory henhouse — YOU CAN'T walk far at Westminster these days without bumping into a grinning Conservative Eurosceptic. Within a couple of minutes I got the same wolfish answer from a couple of them to my inquiry about the state of play. "Things are all going splendidly," they purred.

2015 election campaign — Tired of waiting for the parties to launch the negotiations, the news organisations have played their hand. Sky News, Channel 4, ITV and the BBC made a joint intervention today, outlining their proposals for a fresh set of television debates in advance of May's general election.

Witty and wicked: Andrew Marr’s revealing political thriller — Andrew Marr is a marvel. In January 2013 he suffered a debilitating stroke while overdoing it on a rowing machine. But he quickly resumed his career as the BBC successor to David Frost on Sunday mornings. He has continued to produce TV documentaries, especially those linked to the independence campaign in his native Scotland.

A week for troublemakers to strut and kingmakers to take the hit — A recurring theme of this final conference season before the general election has been the claim by loyalists of one big party or another that the other big parties are in cyclical decline. The Conservatives are said to be haemorrhaging voters to Ukip. Scotland, the north of England and the big metropolises are no-go areas for them.

Be warned, PM, voters know how quickly a vow can become a swindle — David Cameron's closest advisers say he "won" the Scottish referendum - and, after all the headless chicken panic, by percentage points in two figures. To them the prime minister's appearance on the steps of No 10 early on Friday was a moment to savour.

Say you pull it off, PM, where’s your plan for the day after? — Say you pull it off, PM, where's your plan for the day after? The crisis has receded a little this weekend. A string of opinion polls have blunted the sgian-dubh dug into the Union's heart by last week's YouGov poll for The Sunday Times. "No" to independence is, very narrowly, back in the lead.

Cheer up, PM. At this rate you will all be over by Christmas — Cheer up, PM. At this rate you will all be over by Christmas Eleven days to go and the bookies are rubbing their hands at the wagers. The battle for Scotland's independence has become a real race. Contemplating the way the opinion polls have moved, the unknown punter who placed a record-breaking £800,000 on "no" must be feeling a little queasy.

Honourable but crafty, Carswell pulls off a political coup — Honourable but crafty, Carswell pulls off a political coup Douglas Carswell won't mind missing the Tory party conference. A couple of years ago he told me that he hadn't been in the main hall once all week, not even for his leader's speech.

Bercow’s building an empire as high priest in the cult of the CEO — Bercow's building an empire as high priest in the cult of the CEO At last two former foreign secretaries have spoken out on the big issue obsessing Britain's parliamentarians: who should be the next clerk of the House of Commons.

Chancer Cameron takes a thwack for neglecting his homework — Chancer Cameron takes a thwack for neglecting his homework By his own admission David Cameron lost a battle in Brussels. Jean-Claude Juncker, the federalist whom the prime minister calls "the career insider in Brussels", will be president of the European Commission for the next five years.
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Oct 20, 2014

RT @BoreliusMaria: Swedish u- boat chase making headlines also in the UK, now analysis @SkyNews with @adamboultonSKY - sharp as always.

Oct 20, 2014

RT @djmgaffneyw4: Correction- *yesterday* was 40th anniversary of Joseph's Edgbaston speech - see @Thatchersrise for contemporary reaction

Oct 20, 2014

RT @SkyNewsTonight: Coming up on #SkyNewsTonight: should Sunderland fans get a refund for travelling to watch their team lose 8-0? We're debating it at 8:45

Oct 20, 2014

RT @JCBua: @camanpour Handsome Lad. Congrats to @camanpour as well. Good Genes! Cheers JC

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RT @camanpour: My dad, proud to make it to 100 for special Birthday Card from Queen Elizabeth!

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RT @sarfrazmanzoor: Forget IS's flashy videos- Al-Qaeda keeps it old school by launching a new print magazine. h/t @ShirazMaher

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RT @chrisshipitv: No10 earlier: immigration debate going on in Germany, Holland, Denmark, Austria. 3 of them tell me "no it's not" & #freem…

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RT @election_data: Good lord, Dad dancing!! Musicless Musicvideo / DAVID BOWIE & MICK JAGGER …:

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RT @VictoryV2013: @SkyNewsTonight @adamboultonSKY Snr U.S. intell official denied U.S. uses internet to spy on ppl >Closest thing you'll ge…

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