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The Waugh Room!

RSS News, gossip and insight from PoliticsHome Editor Paul Waugh

What a difference 2 days makes

On Tuesday, CCHQ looked like it had been Baldwin-ed and used the phrase "Conservative-led government". I don't know if it was a cock-up or an in-joke by someone who loathes the Lib Dems. Still, today it looks as thoug...

Lords AV rebellion - it 'aint over yet

It looked like sweetness and light in the Lords this week after the 'deal' on the Committee Stage. But it appears that Labour has not yet given up its Stalingrad-like street fighting* over the Parliamentary Voting Sys...

Craig camps it up

So, Craig Oliver is the new comms chief at Number 10. Few people outside broadcasting have heard of him, but he's got lots of experience at ITV, Channel 4 (briefly) and the BBC. Crucially, it seems that he has always ...

IFS and buts

The IFS Green Budget is being cherry picked by all sides to back their arguments. Labour say it shows how fragile the economy is, the Treasury say it backs up their deficit-reduction plan. You pays your money and t...

Teatime with Tommy

With the Lords set to finally make progress on the Parliamentary Voting Systems and Constituencies Bill, here's a wee footnote to the whole shenaningans. Tommy McAvoy, one of the key troublemakers in the Lords, famous...

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