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Will Farage's election deal with Johnson backfire?

Farage's deal with Boris, standing down to give the Tories a clear run in those seats they won in 2016, looks like a winning edge for Johnson, but it may backfire. 

Looking across the polls there does appear to have been a shift in support for Labour. Whether it is significant and consistent remains to be seen. If campaigns do anything, then it is not surprising Labour has picked up.

 The Tories have had a bad week. Johnson, far from meeting ‘real’ people and being seen out and about, has been cocooned with infants in schools or walking around aimlessly in hospital corridors – which didn’t do too well for him when confronted with patients and doctors angry about what the Tories have done to the NHS. 

Corbyn, on the other hand, has had a good start. As in 2017, the more the Tory press portray him as a bogeyman, the more voters see the contrast with the man out on the stumps. He seems to have an edge with empathy, which for all his populism Boris Johnson appears to lack.

Little wonder t…

Will HS2 be redundant?

Patients at risk from increased administration overload on front line NHS staff

Mr Osborne knows best!

Labour need to answer key questions on its new approach to the long-term unemployed.

The political convenience of blaming the poor

Mr Duncan Smith is wrong on poverty

The poor get poorer and the rich get richer but let's blame the poor.

An incredulously stupid approach to child poverty

The merits of Prince Charles' approach to health and wellbeing

NHS and nursing staff under pressure as staff shortages impact on patient care and safety

And the PIPs will squeak! Groundhog day for personal independence payments.

In the footsteps of William Harvey

Are PFI hospitals value for money?

That was the week

Bias and spin in reporting trials of new drugs for breast cancer

NHS 'sleepwalking to a disaster'

Unethical work capability assessment is not fit for purpose

Mr Duncan-Smith offers a disingenuous and divisive comparison

Don't believe it when they say front line services won't be cut.

Ideologically driven reform will undermine the NHS

If we invest in people we can win