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  • Portland Local: are you ready for the quiet revolution in local politics?

    A quiet revolution is taking place in politics. From the Localism Act and the National Planning Policy Framework through to a raft of new directly-elected mayors and Police & Crime Commissioners, politics is about to get more local – and local politics far more interesting. It needs a new approach which is why we are […]

    Political Notebook – Budget Preview 2012

    George Osborne will tomorrow fire the starting gun on the 2015 General Election as he seizes control of the Conservative Party’s political machine. The Chancellor has won his battle with David Cameron to slash the 50p top rate of tax, underlining his dominance in the Coalition government. The debate over child benefit will go down […]

    SUPER Tuesday’s big winner was Barack Obama

    Last night’s 10 state run-off failed to pick a Republican candidate to challenge President Obama in November’s US election. While Mitt Romney picked up the most delegates and beat Rick Santorum in the critical swing state of Ohio, the Republican Party civil war will continue as Santorum, Newt Gingrich and even poor performing Ron Paul […]

    Australian Government faces toughest test yet

    Ed Miliband, like Gordon Brown and Tony Blair before him, has his party critics. But in comparison to the continuing chaos at the top of the Australian Labor Party, he can enjoy a quiet smile of satisfaction. For last week, the simmering tensions and party-infighting which dominated the headlines on my visit back home, finally […]

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