A Pint of Bitter: British Election Campaign Week 1 – Lib Dem Clegg wins first TV debate

Sarah Teather and Vince Cable with Brent activists | Liberal Democrats

I wouldn't say there was election fever in Britain; most of the election campaign's first week has been uninspiring, dull stuff without real controversy or passion. That may be because the two big parties both have such visible weaknesses (Gordon … [Read more...]

A Pint of Bitter: Brown’s plan for May 6th; the BA strike; and England’s Achilles heel

Downing Street | CreativeCommons

So now we're sure the general election will be held on May 6th. Not officially. Firm knowledge on the day Gordon Brown decides (and it is his personal decision) to take the short car ride to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament. … [Read more...]