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Twitter bio: The account used by Paddy Ashdown, now managed by his family.

Affiliation: Liberal Democrat
Join Date: 10 Jul 2001
Following the week’s parliamentary drama, here is a reminder of how – and crucially, why – the UK voted in the EU referendum in June 2016. * 24 June 2016 The UK has voted to leave the European Union. On referendum day I surveyed 12,369 people after the...
If you enjoyed the last presidential election, you’ll be delighted by the thought that we’re only 20 months away from the next one. Characteristically enough, Donald Trump declared his intention to seek a second term earlier than any previous incumbent...
In the latest edition of the Ashcroft in America podcast I speak to Kayleigh McEnany, national press secretary on Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, about the President’s record, the prospects for 2020, his likely opponent, and communicating with sce...
Last week’s pause in the parliamentary shenanigans over Brexit provided an opportunity to hear what the voters made of it all. This I did with a round of focus groups, conducted in London, Plymouth, Leeds and Newcastle. Though few have the time or pati...
On 23 June 2016 I conducted a survey of over 12,000 people who had just voted in the EU referendum. With the politicians still talking and the 29 March deadline looming, it is worth reading again how the country voted, and why. * 24 June 2016 The UK ha...
This article was first published at TIME.com This past weekend marked the midway point between the last presidential inauguration and the next one. The contours of the race to decide who gets to deliver the next inaugural address are already beginning ...
The start of 2019 is midway between the last presidential inauguration and the next – but will it also prove the halfway point in Donald Trump’s presidency? Following up Hopes and Fears, which set out why America sent Trump to the White House, Half-Tim...
Yesterday was the second anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President. Other things being equal, the next such ceremony will take place on 20 January 2021. In other words, we are now into the second half of Trump’s term – or should that be h...
This piece was first published in the Mail on Sunday It is two years today since Donald Trump entered the White House. That means we are exactly half way between the last presidential inauguration and the next one; whether it also proves to be the half...
For many months before America’s midterm elections the conventional wisdom was that newly enthused Democrats, Republicans embarrassed by the antics of President Trump, and non-voters spurred into action by indignation at the state of their country’s le...
Having snoozed contentedly over the weekend while their poor orphan leader has been out trying to win support for t… https://t.co/CgfWnxAhXt
We see clearly now who the ERG playgroup really are. Bad judgement, poor timing, over-grown egos, fantasy politics,… https://t.co/RtylzwAQhz
This Brexit shambles exposes how far the Conservatives Party has degenerated. For all her faults, Mrs May remains t… https://t.co/qoek1G5deo
With Raab gone May becomes a gonner. With May gone the Tories will not be able to find anyone to unite behind. And… https://t.co/lBduclnP2V
With Raab gone May becomes a gonner. With May gone the stories will not be able to find anyone to unite behind. And… https://t.co/63zCEB4DKC
Please note carefully I am NOT saying Pres Trump is a fascist. He is not. But he’s using the same techniques as the… https://t.co/aH0husjOr3
I have been so moved by all the lovely comments here. But PLEASE this does not merit a fuss. Many go through this.… https://t.co/S5XS8T1YCN
#bbctoday - Heseltine/Sands on selling Arms to Saudi Arabia. This question is NOT difficult its simple. Riyadh has… https://t.co/3caKa9WcA1
My good friend Nick Clegg’s reputation as a powerful voice for liberalism and democracy will now depend on his abil… https://t.co/dsk35yu1AF
Distracted by the present Brexit farce? Remember 1.The EU always does deals at the final hour - or after 2. Last mo… https://t.co/HqhugHZrYW