Labour opens up a five-point lead over the Tories

New poll gives Labour its largest lead since 2007.

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Latest poll (YouGov/Sun) Labour majority of 60.

When I noted yesterday that Labour had led the Conservatives in two consecutive opinion polls for the first time since 2007, I added the caveat that it could be a short-term blip.

But the latest YouGov poll, which puts Labour five points ahead of the Tories -- the party's largest lead since the phantom election -- suggests the tide really is beginning to turn against the coalition. Support for the Tories has fallen three points to 37 per cent and the Lib Dems are still flatlining on 10 per cent. If repeated at a general election on a uniform swing, the latest figures would give Labour a majority of sixty seats.

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Hung parliament, Labour majority of six.

I expect the Conservatives will wryly note that Labour's surge in the polls coincides with Ed Miliband's absence from Westminster (he's on paternity leave). At this rate, they'll be looking forward to his return.

George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.

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The section on climate change has already disappeared from the White House website

As soon as Trump was president, the page on climate change started showing an error message.

Melting sea ice, sad photographs of polar bears, scientists' warnings on the Guardian homepage. . . these days, it's hard to avoid the question of climate change. This mole's anxiety levels are rising faster than the sea (and that, unfortunately, is saying something).

But there is one place you can go for a bit of respite: the White House website.

Now that Donald Trump is president of the United States, we can all scroll through the online home of the highest office in the land without any niggling worries about that troublesome old man-made existential threat. That's because the minute that Trump finished his inauguration speech, the White House website's page about climate change went offline.

Here's what the page looked like on January 1st:

And here's what it looks like now that Donald Trump is president:

The perfect summary of Trump's attitude to global warming.

Now, the only references to climate on the website is Trump's promise to repeal "burdensome regulations on our energy industry", such as, er. . . the Climate Action Plan.

This mole tries to avoid dramatics, but really: are we all doomed?

I'm a mole, innit.