Politics 2014: the rising chances of a minority government, a quick review of the year from Westminster Advisers

First of all, Happy Christmas from all of us at Westminster Advisers. Secondly, we thought you might appreciate our end-of-the-year analysis of how politics has changed in 2014. We’ve found this year the most fascinating in our careers, and we’d like to tell you why: because we’ve experienced a big underlying shift in politics, whichRead more

What next for the Labour party in Scotland?

This weekend Jim Murphy MP was declared elected as the leader of the Scottish Labour party. His margin of victory was wider than expected – he won over 55 per cent of the overall vote and he topped the poll in the MSP/MP/MEP and membership blocs. On the BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland Murphy declared his intention toRead more

Autumn statement of campaign intent

George Osborne’s autumn statement today is a shop window through which one can view the Conservative’s election strategy for next year.  It is as follows: Focus on the message that the economy is in safer hands with the Conservatives.  Jim Messina, the Conservatives’ campaign strategy adviser, has told the Prime Minister and Chancellor that everyRead more