To say primary school teacher Andrew Moffatt has had a surreal few months is probably an understatement. Not long ago he was in Dubai, being entertained by Little Mix, having been shortlisted for the $1m Global Teacher Prize. But since then he’s been forced to defend his award-nominated inclusive teaching on the back of ardent parent protests.
Thu, 04 Apr, 2019
Sterling looks set for a volatile run into British elections next week but an argument can be made for markets reacting positively to a defeat for UK prime minister Theresa May’s Conservatives, according to analysts from US banking giant JPMorgan.
Wed, 31 May, 2017
THE Australian Svengali Lynton Crosby, who has led right-of-centre election campaigns around the world and is credited with David Cameron’s unexpected Commons majority two years ago, has contrived to reduce the British general election battle to one simple but excluding question: “Who do you want to lead Britain, Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn? Personality rather than policy is the battleground.
Mon, 22 May, 2017
Ed Miliband, leader of Britain’s opposition Labour party, yesterday sought to rally support for his economic policy, five months before an election, by portraying his rivals’ planned spending cuts as “extreme” and driven by a heartless ideology.
Fri, 12 Dec, 2014
Even if the suggestion that Chancellor Angela Merkel drew a line in the sand more than a good country mile short of the kind of concessions Prime Minister David Cameron imagined might be made to prevent Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union has been reinterpreted to soften that inevitable reality check from Berlin, there is a simple lesson for our Government in its difficulties over Irish Water in that weekend spat.
Tue, 04 Nov, 2014
The edge of the union is an angry place to be. With less than 12 hours to go before Scotland decides its destiny — forever if it breaks away, for a generation if it decides to stay — it is clear that the fault lines exposed by the referendum will sear through this country for long after the ballots are counted.
Wed, 17 Sep, 2014
BRITISH Prime Minister David Cameron was facing a growing backlash from Tory MPs last night over his plans to make it more difficult for the opposition to force a general election if the new coalition government is defeated on a vote of confidence.
Sat, 15 May, 2010
BRITAIN was weighing a beleaguered yet experienced incumbent against an untested but charismatic Conservative rival – along with a surprise upstart contender – in an election yesterday that was so close it could yield an uncertain outcome and prolonged political turmoil.
Fri, 07 May, 2010