views

An election in City A.M. front pages

December 2009: We carried an exclusive interview with Gordon Brown on the day of the pre-Budget report, where he defended the controversial bonus tax on banks.

February 2010: Nick Clegg revealed that his party would try to ban all bank bonuses if in government, although he later said this would only apply to board members

March 2010: Shadow education secretary Michael Gove told us about his plans to overhaul the state education system, by introducing privately run schools that were publicly funded

March 2010: Along with PoliticsHome.com, we launched a revolutionary panel to track the views of London’s business and financial community. In a major blow for George Osborne, less than 1 in 4 panellists said he should be chancellor. Thirty-six per cent backed Ken Clarke, while 20 per cent chose Vince Cable

April 2010: Alistair Darling was the first in our series of Chancellors’ Interviews. He rejected claims that the party was fighting the election on a socialist ticket, declaring “this is as New Labour as it’s ever been”

April 2010: George Osborne was next in our series of Chancellors’ Interviews. He warned a hung parliament would paralyse the UK, although his warnings fell on deaf ears.

May 2010: Our last Chancellor Interview was Vince Cable, who revealed he was considering a plan to publish the names of all earning over £200,000 at a listed firm

May 2010: Ken Clarke issued an extraordinary warning to voters, telling them to “get serious”. City A.M. endorsed the Tories, urging its readers to support them.