Chris Huhne

Clegg’s implicit attack on the Tories

3 May 2011 15:03

Up until a few months ago, David Cameron and Nick Clegg tried to avoid doing big set piece broadcast interviews…

Huhne lays into Cameron and Osborne at Cabinet

3 May 2011 12:16

At Cabinet this morning, I am told that Chris Huhne directly challenged David Cameron and George Osborne about the claims…

Chris Huhne pitches to the left

1 May 2011 9:34

We’re used to AV platform-sharing by now — so it’s not the fact that Chris Huhne has written an article…

The AV scrap enters its final stage

30 April 2011 19:36

There are, as James pointed out earlier, only five days to go until the AV referendum  — and that means…

Exclusive: Yes to AV leaflets printed on ballot machines

25 April 2011 15:25

Chris Huhne’s decision to threaten the Prime Minister with legal action — as I mentioned earlier — is particularly curious…

A question for Chris Huhne

25 April 2011 13:09

You know a political campaign has gone terribly wrong when a Cabinet Minister threatens defamation proceedings against the Prime Minister.…

Will Cameron help Clegg for the coalition’s sake?

25 April 2011 10:59

Politics has never really settled down since last year’s general election — but it still seems especially convulsive at the…

The coalition is shaken to its foundations as the Liberal Democrats rage at Cameron, Osborne and the Conservative party

24 April 2011 10:46

The Liberal Democrats are mad as hell at their coalition partners—and don’t seem to care who knows it. Their fury…

There are more attacks on Clegg to come

19 April 2011 13:45

As the chances of AV passing diminish, the Lib Dems are complaining with increasing volume about just how directly Nick…

A month to go and still none the wiser

3 April 2011 18:02

It’s supposed to be the day of rest, but there’s no rest for the wicked. The two sides of the…

Things are getting fraught inside the coalition as AV vote looms

30 March 2011 21:07

Relations between the coalition partners are fraught at present, more of which in the column tomorrow. The main cause of…

An explosive session

30 March 2011 13:20

This PMQs will be remembered for the Cameron Balls spat. As Cameron was answering a question from a Labour MP,…

The yellow bird of liberty stretches its wings

30 March 2011 9:17

Remember when Nick Clegg said that the coalition was shuffling into a new phase? One where his party would would…

Signs of nerves from the Lib Dems

27 March 2011 17:10

Judging by today’s reports, it’s fear and self-loathing in Lib Dem Land. And it’s not just that one of their…

Nuclear hysteria

22 March 2011 15:14

The above Japanese video – explaining the nuclear accident to children — makes a lot more sense than many of…

Duncan warns of oil price rise and King of future financial crisis

5 March 2011 1:31

There are two important political interviews in today’s papers, Alan Duncan in The Times and Mervyn King in the Telegraph.…

Tinkering with solar panel subsidy risks making bad policy worse

19 February 2011 18:57

The fallout from Chris Huhne’s sudden review of the government’s system of subsidies for small-scale renewable energy gathers momentum. Solar…

Wasting away

7 February 2011 13:41

The Independent has a remarkable story today which shows just how public money gets wasted. The paper reports that the…

Coalition 2.0

2 November 2010 19:19

Tomorrow’s announcement on university funding is a big moment for the coalition. It will show that the Conservative and Liberal…

Ten points about the Spending Review

20 October 2010 15:48

In the end, George Osborne didn’t flinch. The Chancellor is a clever political operator – too clever, sometimes – but…

Huhne and the universal benefit conundrum

9 October 2010 11:39

Chris Huhne has given an interview to the Telegraph. According to the front page report, the Energy Secretary has nothing…

Whither the Lib Dems?

21 September 2010 20:39

A striking aspect of the Liberal Democrat conference is how discussion of cooperation with Labour takes place in public while…

A lot done – and a lot still to do – for Nick Clegg

21 September 2010 13:15

There’s always an after the Lord Mayor’s show feel at conference the today, after the leader’s speech. Adding to this…

The Lib Dems face the public

20 September 2010 11:39

The most brutal session the Lib Dems will see is the studio audience currently assembled by Victoria Derbyshire for her…

Clegg must resist temptation

16 August 2010 11:16

As Pete notes, Nick Clegg is moderating the debate over the spending review in David Cameron’s absence. It’s an unenviable…