“There are unfortunately too many people in politics who just don’t get it; who just don’t understand what life on benefits would be like,” Lord O’Donnell, the former head of the Civil Service, has warned. The factual assumption behind this lament cannot be denied. The biographical backgrounds of today’s professional politicians are not representative of the […]
At his drugs policy launch with Sir Richard Branson, Nick Clegg complained that he had had several private expressions of support for decriminalisation from senior figures in what he called “the mainstream parties”.
The Tories and Labour are on course to win the same number of seats in Westminster after the election on 7 May with the SNP emerging as the third largest party holding the balance of power, a new poll suggests.