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A pact with UKIP? Time for some facts

"It's perfectly simple," say some of my colleagues. "We Tories are on 35% and UKIP are on 15%. We do a deal with them and we get around 50% of the vote". Before you say anything, I've heard this very misguided calculation being made. I know that today's polls are a moment in time and not an accurate reflection of what will happen in May, but it is surely worth noting that a recent YouGov poll shows that, if the Conservatives and UKIP formed an electoral pact, Labour would be boosted to a 7 point lead. ...

Time to recognise Palestine

I voted in Parliament in favour of recognition for the state of Palestine. I felt I could do this because of the many people who have written to me and who came to my public meeting in Newbury Town Hall. In recent months I have been appalled by the misery and destruction being wrought on the people of Gaza. I support Israel’s right to defend itself from murderous rocket attacks by Hamas but I strongly believe that what was done in retaliation was so destructive to lives and the peace process...

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