This blog suggested last Friday that Labour was increasingly worried about Boris Johnson’s campaign to be mayor of London.
And now the blonde motormouth is ahead: at least, according to the betting odds. Read more
General election 2015
Countdown to May 7
About this blog
The fragmentation of UK politics makes the 2015 general election the most unpredictable in living memory. Follow Jim Pickard, Kiran Stacey and the rest of the FT team for unique insights as the campaign gets underway.
Jim Pickard is the FT's chief political correspondent, having joined the lobby team in January 2008. He has been at the FT since 1999 as a regional correspondent, assistant UK news editor and property correspondent.
Kiran Stacey is an FT political correspondent, having joined the lobby in 2011. He started at the FT as a graduate trainee in 2008, working on desks including UK companies and US equity markets before taking over the FT's Energy Source blog.
Comment by Opentruth Why is it that when the rich or big business abuses tax laws the chancellor thinks its not a major issue but when a common man fails to pay a parking fine he is summoned to court to pay huge penalties …
Comment by lordmair As I understand it, the issue Labour has with the Council tax version of raising the money is that they can't then "appropriate" it to a specific funding pledge of central Government. And what the …
Comment by outlaw Full statement p, 24, Table 1.3 shows the projected borrowing figures. They show a steep decline in borrowing between 2015/16 and 2016/17. What big tax changes are in the pipeline can explain this …
Comment by Guy What did he mean by 'doubling the amount of small business rate relief'? Twice the relief, twice the number of companies, double the size of the cutoff, or something else?
Comment by Newest It should also be born in mind that with a General Election in the offing and with tax becoming a battlefield between the political parties. More information this http://irspayments.info/ or …