General election

Our Mole says the lobby is a male club where tough questions go unasked and big stories go unreported

‘Cameron should have been subjected to the treatment meted out to used-car salesman caught selling duds’

David Cameron has his hands full keeping his coalition with Nick Clegg going while the country is in crisis. Is he up to the task?

Don’t be fooled by the Lib Dems’ moderate image. Nick Clegg’s party harbours some highly illiberal people

In the Guardian today, Polly Toynbee argues that the election result is proof that Britain is no longer a conservative country. The state of Labour, its widely disliked leader and all other things considered means that, for Polly, 

‘ for Cameron to win a meagre 36% of the vote was a phenomenal failure. Not a failure of Cameron’s personally, nor of his campaign. The Conservatives were beaten because this is no longer a Conservative country.”  

She uses the capital ‘C’ but presumably means the lower-case variety too. For Polly and her friends, we are therefore a ‘progressive’ country now.

How’s a girl to vote? Daisy Waugh listens in on the great debate

There is a battle between old and new media in this General Election – but which will win?

This election will go down as a dishonest campaign: none of the parties came clean with the voters about the economy

Our Mole in the ad world explores its current obsession with new media

Andrew Rawnsley, the author of the investigative bestseller about the Blair-Brown years, looks forward to the General Election with Standpoint‘s columnist Nick Cohen and the Editor, Daniel Johnson