Daily Archives: May 29, 2009

Jim Pickard

I’ve written in Saturday’s FT that Ukip is becoming increasingly confident of its ability to beat Labour in Thursday’s European elections. The implications for Gordon Brown’s credibility hardly need spelling out.

A couple of recent have already put the two parties close. Tomorrow will see a Populus survey in The Times which puts Ukip ahead of Labour by several points (19 per cent to 16 per cent). Read more

Jim Pickard

TSSA are the white collar transport union* who have been leading the drive for Network Rail to come clean about six-figure discrimination payments made to former members of staff several years ago.

It emerged in recent reports that some of the departees had made claims about a senior director of the rail operator allegedly involving highly inappropriate behaviour. Read more

Jim Pickard

Julie Kirkbride’s resignation yesterday seems to have lowered the bar at which MPs are expected to step down (by the next general election, that is). Read more