Daily Archives: September 15, 2010

Doesn’t government work in mysterious ways?

Iain Duncan Smith just told the work and pensions committee that he had no idea what George Osborne was referring to when he disclosed there would be £4bn of savings from the out-of-work benefits bill. 

Jim Pickard

A belated thanks to all who voted for FT Westminster in the Total Politics annual blog awards, which attracted 2,200 voters.

The results came out last week while I was on holiday; we came fourth out of at least 60 of Britain’s media-based political blogs. And we were third out of the 456 “non-aligned blogs”. Your votes were very much appreciated.

Jim Pickard

How Labour and the Tories should each deal with the unions - Danny Finkelstein, Times
Tories and Labour almost neck and neck in latest poll – Peter Hoskin, Spectator Coffee House
Ed Miliband does not appeal to floating former Labour voters while his brother does - Independent
Afghanistan military operations at risk from spending cuts say MPs - FT