What happens when you take some of the smartest political minds associated with the Obama campaigns and put them in the UK? Basically, the rules are completely different:
It is not uncommon for American consultants to enter the fray of British politics. As prime minister, Tony Blair was heavily influenced by veterans of the Clinton administration, including pollster Stan Greenberg, who continues to work for Labor.
But it is unusual for a sitting American president to have two of his most prominent former campaign gurus working on opposite sides of an election that will determine who leads the government of Washington’s closest ally. Both Axelrod and Messina have left the White House and work as private consultants.
This oughta be a fun one to watch from a distance.
17:15 // 11 hours ago
A man has been killed in a machete attack and his two assailants shot by police in Woolwich, south-east London.
The government is reported to be treating the assault as a suspected terrorist incident and the prime minister said it was “truly shocking”.
Home Secretary Theresa May has summoned a meeting of the government’s emergency response committee Cobra.
Both suspects in the attack have been apprehended, and are being treated at separate London hospitals for their injuries. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the unidentified victim.
15:26 // 11 months ago