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Mainstreaming green politics and investment

There were once centre ground votes in green politics.  What happened? At the last election, the parties were competing to be the greenest. Now we have The Sun on its front page claiming David Cameron has ordered his aides to “Get Rid of the Green Crap” (21/11/13).   This headline appeared on the day I [...]

New Centreground/YouGov Poll shows majority for marriage equality

With the Third Reading of the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill in the House of Lords today (Monday), a new YouGov poll commissioned by Centreground Political Communications shows majority support for changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry. ·      Support: 54% ·      Oppose 36% ·      Don’t know 10% Young people are hugely in favour of the change, with [...]


A new opinion poll of adults in England and Wales who will be having elections for Police Commissioner, commissioned by Centreground Political Communications, carried out by pollsters ComRes, shows how the parties stand in the run up to police commissioner elections in November. It found: o   Few respondents say they know about the police commissioner [...]

An open memo to Ken Livingstone

To: Ken Livingstone   You and I have history. So your first thought on reading this memo maybe to ask why on Earth I am offering you advice on your campaign.  But in the end Labour blood is thicker than water. So, I want to help you win your election and right now I fear you [...]

Leanne Wood’s threat to Welsh Labour

Leanne Wood‘s election as leader of Plaid Cymru – the Party of Wales may not generate many waves in Westminster but it is likely to be seen as something of a shock in many parts of Wales. Not because of Wood’s politics – though by a country mile she is the most left wing of [...]

Prime Minister’s Questions, 8 February

Predictably Labour leader Ed Miliband chose to pressure the Prime Minister on health, writes Adrian McMenamin. Equally predictably the PM avoided answering any of Miliband’s questions – generally about how health professionals have turned their backs on the government’s health and social care bill – directly. It was not a good outing for David Cameron. [...]

Battle is joined over Scotland’s future

This last week has illustrated two points about the forthcoming Scottish referendum on independence – that David Cameron and the Conservative party are in a poor place to lead the pro-UK campaign and that some leadership is better than none at all, writes Adrian McMenamin. For the last 18 months the coalition government, or at [...]

A Memo for Tim Livesey

I don’t have a great track record of memo-writing. Peter Mandelson once walked into Downing Street and a snapper caught a memo I had written about Labour’s attack strategy in his bundle of papers. Then, last year, a memo for Ed Miliband ahead of his first Prime Minister’s Questions that I had co-authored appeared in [...]

The Autumn Statement and beyond

Razi Rahman, Director, Centreground Political Communications   The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, delivered yesterday’s much-leaked Autumn Statement against the backdrop of a eurozone crisis and deteriorating economic figures in the UK. Media commentators will often claim that a particular week in politics is “defining”. Although the terms of the next election will [...]

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