March 22nd, 2017Scottish Labour are not in a good position. They have gone from being the biggest party in 2005 to having only one MP in 2015. And recent polling suggests the Scottish Conservatives have doubled their lead, while the SNP eclipses them by nearly four times.
But this didn't...
March 21st, 2017George Osborne has shown himself to be a real whizz at making politics pay. Primarily by having multiple jobs. Some of which he even carries out.
But what tips does Osborne have for aspiring political vultures like himself? Off The Perch caught up with him to find out.
Osborne told us:
Don’t worry about whether or...
March 20th, 2017New Labour did an excellent job of making it seem like it represented a majority of UK citizens. But then the global system broke, and the party opted to bail out the minority of British citizens who were actually responsible for it breaking.
The public reacted as you’d expect – they voted for somebody else.
March 20th, 2017Politics moves fast these days. But if you remember back to Friday 17 March, you'll recall that George Osborne - a sitting MP and upper-class odd-job man - was made editor of The London Evening Standard. A move that even Tories were shocked by. And yet several Labour politicians and figures within the party were supportive of the move....
March 18th, 2017And what a week it was!
A week in which Scotland said it wanted a new independence referendum! A week in which Theresa May told Scotland it couldn't! And a week in which Scotland replied, "we weren't asking"!
But what else happened?
Let's look back and see:
‘I thought you were coming up with the plan!’ screams every Tory at...
March 18th, 2017YouTube has an optional mode called 'Restricted Mode' that enables people to filter out 'potentially objectionable content'. But LGBTQ+ content creators are complaining that it restricts their videos. And in particular, they're complaining that videos are being filtered in which the only thing that could be called objectionable is the...
March 17th, 2017In case you missed it, George Osborne has been made the editor of The London Evening Standard.
Presumably for his tireless services to truth and accuracy.
Which seems like a perfectly logical reward, right? Much like when I was made the senior manager of the RSPB because I ran over some birds.
March 16th, 2017Between an embarrassing budget U-turn, several startling admissions of oversight from the Brexit Minister, and a call for Scottish independence, Theresa May's government is looking incompetent and weak. But the thing that really shows the Conservatives for what they are is the release of figures which illustrate that child poverty has...
March 16th, 2017When the Electoral Commission declared that the Tories would be fined £70,000 for crooked electoral practices, many thought:
Jeepers, that’s a lot of money.
Whereas the Tories thought:
Hang on a minute, I think I left some loose change in my other jodhpurs.
What’s a country worth?
An undercover reporter for Off The Perch...