Lynton Crosby

Cameron's Campaign Chief Escapes Grilling After Mystery Last Minute Cancellation

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron's election campaign strategy chief has dodged facing questions over the Conservative campaign after a rare public appearance was cancell...

Attacks on Miliband are straight from Karl Rove's playbook

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

The Tories have a plan to win your vote at the General Election: kick Ed Miliband, kick him again, then kick him some more. Their election machine bel...

Ned Simons

Tories Must 'Do More' To Win Ethnic Minority Votes, Admits Lynton Crosby | Ned Simons | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics

The lack of support for the Conservative Party among ethnic minorities is in part down to an historical failure to engage with non-white voters, David...

Ken Livingstone Calls Lynton Crosby 'The Most Successful Propagandist Since Dr. Joseph Goebbels'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK

Lynton Crosby, the Australian spinner now advising the Tories ahead of the 2015 election, has been assigned some disparate monikers throughout his pol...

Another U-Turn On Plain Packaging For Cigarettes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

Cigarettes could be sold in plain packs after ministers said they were "minded" to introduce the measure. The Department of Health is to launch a c...

This Government's Lobbying Bill Remains an Unworkable, Sinister Mess

Angela Eagle | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

From a government that promised that it would fix our broken politics, this really is a Bill to be ashamed of. Despite a raft of panic concessions won by huge pressure from irate charities and third party campaigners, this is still a Bill that stands up for vested interests and shuts up everyone else... This is not what this legislation should have looked like. We have a desperate need for political reform in our country because people are switching off from politics in their droves. They want to see action to clean up lobbying because every lobbying scandal just erodes their trust further.

Cigarette Packaging U-Turn From Cameron

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

Just when it seemed the government had ditched the idea, David Cameron is poised to announce plain packaging for cigarettes after all. The Prime Mi...

Miliband To Copy Obama's Campaign Strategy For 2015 Election

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Politics

The 2015 general election will pit the "hope" of Labour against the "fear" of the Tories, according to Ed Miliband, who is to copy Barack Obama's 2012...

Statesman Gove Using Murdoch Tactics to Brainwash the Public

Hayley Meachin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Hayley Meachin

When asked to compile a guest list for a dream dinner party, precious few would add Education Secretary Michael Gove to the usual suspects of Ghandi, Jesus, Churchill, John Lennon et al; yet in Westminster political circles Gove is a shrewd and much respected political figure, a Svengali for New Tories and a man mooted as a future leader.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Will Dave Get Blood On His Hands?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 15 November 2013... 1) WILL DAVE GET BLOOD ON HIS HANDS? The Times reports: "David Cameron is sche...

Let's Stop the Government's Gagging Bill

Angela Eagle | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

It is so useless that even Lynton Crosby - the tobacco lobbyist at the heart of Downing Street - wouldn't be covered by it. Both transparency campaigners and the lobbying industry agree that the government's toothless register is actually a step backwards from the codes of conduct and sanctions that already exist. The government should rename it the Let Lynton Lobby Bill.

The UK Dog Whistle Problem and How to Fix It

Sean Axtell | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics
Sean Axtell

We are in for some serious politics over the next year and Labour understands that. This is no minor issue, no pimple on the face of democracy that will go away with a brush of topical treatment. Initially they need someone who understands these kind of politics...

Why Has Michael Gove Got Nothing to Say on the Big Issues in Education?

Stephen Twigg | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Politics
Stephen Twigg

So Michael Gove has finally surfaced. When A-Level students received their results a fortnight ago, he was nowhere to be seen... Now when he has finally opened his mouth, it is to act as Lynton Crosby's ventriloquist's dummy. He needs to focus on the day job.

Norman V Nigel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Politics

Lord Tebbit has offered David Cameron a secret weapon to fight Ukip with. Himself. The former cabinet minister, who served as Tory party chairman d...

Ed Miliband Is an Unusually Strong Leader

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

When he was leader of the Opposition, David Cameron took no stands. His was a 'warm words' strategy. He showered the country with promises such as to prioritise the NHS and to lead the greenest government ever - which he then broke. Ed Miliband has taken almost the opposite approach. He has spent much of his leadership spoiling for a fight.

Lynton Crosby Should Be 'Sent Back To Australia', Says Peer

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's top election strategist, who has been engulfed in a row over whether he lobbied the prime minister to drop plans to introduce plain pa...

Crosby Denies 'Any Conversation' With Cameron Over Plain Packaging

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics

Conservative election adviser Lynton Crosby today denied that he has had "any conversation or discussion" with Prime Minister David Cameron on the iss...

'Makes Smoking Less Appealing, And Encourages Quitting', Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

Cigarettes sold in plain, sludge-green packets are less appealing and make smokers "prioritise quitting", a new study from Australia suggests, but the...

Lynton Crosby Embroiled In Yet Another Lobbying Row

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron was facing fresh questions about his election guru Lynton Crosby after it emerged the lobbyist's firm advised a private health alliance ...

'That's The Answer You're Getting'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Politics

It is the question David Cameron has faced repeatedly in recent days - but he's still not answering. Did the Prime Minister discuss the issue of pl...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cameron 'Careful' On Crosby Questions

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 19 July 2013... 1) CAMERON 'CAREFUL' ON CROSBY QUESTIONS Twelve times David Cameron has been asked wh...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Arms For Dictators

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 17 July 2013... 1) ARMS FOR DICTATORS From the Independent's splash: "The Government has issued...

The Tories Can Ill Afford to Crow About Welfare

Simon Danczuk | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Danczuk

On welfare the Tories are starting to develop something of a swagger. Their tails are up. Their benefits cap policy, they believe, is the answer to all problems. A wild-eyed election mode fever has taken hold of the frontbench. But that is the problem with this Government. They're less concerned with the size of the problems than the size of the headlines.

Industry Trumps Evidence in Tobacco Packaging U-Turn

The Conversation UK | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

By Holly Jarman, University of Michigan The government's disappointing U-turn over plain packaging of tobacco has dealt a blow to campaigners and sho...

Lynton Crosby - Gun for Hire

Gavin Devine | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

David Cameron and George Osborne have counted on Mr Crosby for some time. They know the 2015 Election is too close to call and the Conservative Party, showing many signs of "Coalition fatigue", is in danger of fracturing into different interest groups.