Gavin Drake

Journalist

The General Election televised Leaders Debates fiasco

Late last night, the Prime Minister’s director of communications, Craig Oliver, delivered what appears to be a devastating blow to the broadcasters’ plans for a series of leaders debates I’m the run up to the General Election. In his letter, the PM’s spin doctor says…

Outgoing MPs should foot the bill for self-serving by-elections

Democracy is priceless asset. Throughout the world, over the centuries, ordinary people have fought for the right to elect the people who represent them. It is a battle that has been going on in more recent times; and is even going on today. From the suffragette…

Vote UKIP (if you want a strong Europe that steam-rollers over Britain)

Today is the day Britain has its say on who will represent us in the European Parliament for the next five years. It is the oddest British election ever, because – judging from the candidates’ and parties’ leaflets – the politicians do not seem to…

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