Political battle lines drawn (in the sand)

As someone who counts going to the seaside and canvassing as two of my favourite things, Labour’s “Seaside Express” seemed tailor made. So I joined day two of Labour’s tour with instructions to meet at Lowestoft’s South Pier. By the pier all the elements of a traditional British seaside holiday were on show: Punch and…

Alternatives to Government borrowing and regressive taxation

Chancellors are wont to use marginal tax rates both to fund public services and national debt repayments and to appeal to voters according to their political priorities. Their changes are then reversed by their successor. This rather fruitless game leaves the poorest majority in society as the pawns in a game, always far more affected…

Tory bribery and publicity stunts in coast and country areas increase as the General Election looms

The cynicism of politics was manifest last week with the descent on Eastbourne of both Cameron and Osborne, bearing a £2m handout for the restoration of the burnt-out – and insured – pier. Here is a LibDem marginal target for Tory take-over next year being handed largesse by people who have hitherto shown no interest in the…