Daily Archives: September 11, 2009

Jim Pickard

I keep reading about how Vince Cable has refused to criticise plans to redevelop a site on Twickenham riverside despite it falling within his constituency. How accurate are these articles? 

Jim Pickard

A brief passage in George Osborne’s last Andrew Marr interview stands out: In it, the shadow chancellor heaps praise at the feet of the world’s central banks for preventing financial meltdown.

“But we say the most effective form of stimulus is monetary policy, is the low interest rates, which both here and around the world I think have been the most effective tool at bringing the world back from the brink of depression.” 

Jim Pickard

You read it here first that John Woodcock was set to quit Downing Street to launch a bid to be the next MP in John Hutton’s seat.

Now the unconfirmed rumour reaches me that another Brown aide is gearing up to stand as a Parliamentary candidate in the general election: Jonathan Ashworth, who is a political adviser to the prime minister.