Lynton Crosby

Theresa May Ignored Advice Against Election, *Leaked* Memo Reveals

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.09.2017 | UK

Theresa May was warned by campaign guru Sir Lynton Crosby that her gamble of calling a snap general election carried “a lot of risk”, a leaked mem...

'Oh No, You Didn't!' - The Dead Cat Strategy

Jess Phillips | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

For those outside of the Westminster playpen, the dead cat strategy is basically a massive, usually insulting diversion from a political party's failings. So if your immigration targets are not met, scream something hideous about the migrant relative of your opponent.

The Waugh Zone March 15, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday March 15, 2016… 1) DAZE OF HOPE You always know a newsdesk are short of ideas when they write ...

Tories Paid Lynton Crosby £2.4m For 2015 Election

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics

The Tory party spent nearly £3m on polling and strategy provided by American and Australian campaign chiefs in the last general election, new figures...

'Sir Lynton' is Symbolic of a Rotten Honours System

Sam Harrison | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

Lynton Crosby's knighthood in the New Year's honours list has joined a long history of abuse of the honours system to reward cronies. By now the paper...

Tory Minister Defends Knighthood For Election Campaign Chief

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Politics

A senior Tory minister has defended a Knighthood being handed to his party's long-standing election guru Lynton Crosby, saying the Australian campaign...

The Man Who Swept The Tories To Power Could Be Rewarded With A Knighthood

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been accused of "degrading the honours system" after it emerged the Tories' general election strategist is in line for a knighthood....

David Cameron's Election Guru Is Really Laying Into Nigel Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Politics

Ukip leader Nigel Farage should ditch attempts to win a Westminster seat and instead migrate to Australia to become a radio talk show host, David Came...

Lynton Crosby's Ten Rules for a Successful Campaign

Gareth Price | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Gareth Price

Whatever your political affiliation, there's no denying the Conservative Party surpassed all expectations in securing a majority, and they owed a big part of that success to one man: Lynton Crosby.

Labour Is Committed to Repealing Cameron's NHS Privatisation Plans and Putting the Right Values Back at the Heart of the Health Service

Andrew Gwynne | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Gwynne

It is hardly surprising that people fear for the future of the NHS under the Tories... That is why Labour is committed to repealing David Cameron's NHS privatisation plans and putting the right values back at the heart of the health service.

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.