George Osborne kicked off the first of no doubt countless warehouse campaign events by addressing workers in a cold and cavernous hangar packed with soft drinks at Britvic’s “flagship plant” in Leeds yesterday. A good call, because by an astonishing coincidence the company’s chairman Gerald Corbett had been among 103 businessmen who signed a Telegraph letter […]
On Thursday Ed Miliband will get his only chance to cross swords directly with David Cameron during the general election campaign as they appear in a seven-way live clash between Britain’s political leaders.
It can’t be easy being Nick Clegg. Barely five years ago he was being hailed as the most popular leader since Churchill, after a bravura performance in the television debates. Today, the Liberal Democrats are barely hitting double digits and his personal rating is less than minus 50 per cent.
Viscount Ridley, a prominent climate change sceptic, is to dig two giant open-cast mines on his national park family estate in Northumberland that will produce an estimated £20m of coal – increasing criticism that his championing of fossil fuels is tainted by self-interest.