Danny Alexander

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Five

The case for Britain is being made in Scotland, now it must be made in England too

14 September 2014 11:40

At times in the last few months, it has seemed that if no one was making the case for Britain…

Time for some Lib Dem reflection (Photo: Ben Gurr - WPA Pool/Getty)

The Lib Dems must start to claim credit for the Coalition’s economic successes

3 June 2014 14:58

Jokes about their lock-in aside, today’s re-launch by Nick Clegg and Vince Cable apparently heralds the Deputy Prime Minister’s attempt to…

Five things you need to know about the Scottish independence papers

28 May 2014 22:36

Her Majesty’s Treasury and the Scottish government have been at war today. Both have released papers with conflicting predictions about…

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Delivers His Keynote Speech At The Liberal Democrat Party Conference

The three things keeping Nick Clegg safe

25 May 2014 16:58

This weekend was always going to be an unpleasant one for Nick Clegg. The delay between the council results on…

Nick Clegg Gives A Speech On Britain In Europe

Will the Lib Dems enter another coalition?

23 April 2014 18:16

Danny Alexander’s comments to the BBC that, in the event of another hung parliament, the Lib Dems wouldn’t make a…

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Osborne and Alexander deny Scotland could keep the pound

29 March 2014 9:48

After Nick Watt’s stunning scoop this morning on an unnamed minister saying that an independent Scotland could keep the pound…

The Liberal Democrats Hold Their Annual Party Conference

The Lib Dems could go from being the ‘nice party’ to the ‘nasty party’

11 March 2014 13:22

Danny Alexander managed to please Ed Balls at Treasury Questions today by revealing that he wasn’t opposed to the Shadow…

Going native? (Photo: Getty)

Nick Clegg: Rob Wilson is as good a wingman as Icarus was

11 February 2014 13:08

That Danny Alexander struggles with appearing to have gone native in the Treasury has been well known in Westminster for…

The Liberal Democrats Hold Their Annual Party Conference

Return of the native as Danny Alexander tries to differentiate from Tories

5 February 2014 10:35

‘I know a few people who could arrange just that,’ remarked a Tory MP this morning on reading Danny Alexander’s…

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Grangemouth – six things you need to know

23 October 2013 13:10

1. Why have I heard of Grangemouth before? Its oil refinery is of huge strategic importance, providing 80pc of Scotland’s…

Danny Alexander is trying to take ownership of raising the income tax threshold. Photo: Getty Images.

Did the next coalition talks just start?

14 October 2013 17:06

The Tory talk of backing an increase (£) in the personal tax allowance to £12,500 serves several purposes. First, it makes it…

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The week, in audio

20 September 2013 16:05

Britain’s no3 political party held their annual conference this week. But before that, the Liberal Democrats met in Glasgow. The…

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Lib Dem conference: Danny Alexander’s speech – full text

17 September 2013 16:12

listen to ‘Danny Alexander: There’s no spending bonanza around the corner’ on Audioboo Conference, it’s great to have you here…

The Liberal Democrats Hold Their Annual Party Conference

Lib Dem conference: The subtle clear yellow water between the coalition parties

17 September 2013 9:37

Aside from the usual outright bashing of the Conservative party, the Liberal Democrats do want to put some clear yellow…

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Lib Dem conference 2013: Tories are still the only party committed to a straight EU referendum

15 September 2013 19:05

Is it really worth getting excited about David Laws’ suggestion that the Lib Dems could put an In/Out referendum pledge…


Lib Dem conference: Danny Alexander hints at key role for Trident in coalition negotiations

15 September 2013 17:52

Danny Alexander is respected by his colleagues across the coalition (except Vince Cable – James reveals today that the pair…

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What about airports, Danny?

27 June 2013 12:53

Danny Alexander has delivered his eagerly anticipated infrastructure statement to the Commons. He described the package as ‘the most comprehensive, ambitious and…

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The Liberal Democrats, the natural party of government?

19 May 2013 13:54

If four years ago, a Liberal Democrat politician had attempted to portray the Lib Dems as the natural party of…

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What Works: The government’s NICE new idea

4 March 2013 19:07

This afternoon, Danny Alexander and Oliver Letwin launched something so sensible it’s astonishing governments haven’t been doing it before. They’re…

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Danny Alexander on why he couldn’t do more about Lord Rennard allegations

24 February 2013 21:19

Danny Alexander has now issued a statement of his own on the Lord Rennard and the allegations against him. This…

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Danny Alexander statement on Lord Rennard allegations

24 February 2013 20:46

Below is a statement from Danny Alexander on his role in attempting to deal with allegations made against Lord Rennard:…

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Nick Clegg drags Danny Alexander into the Rennard allegations

24 February 2013 19:45

Nick Clegg has come back from Spain to admit that he did know about the allegations about Lord Rennard’s behaviour…

George Osborne and Danny Alexander briefed the Cabinet today on the 2015/16 spending review. Picture: Getty

Cabinet agrees ‘difficult decisions’ due for 2015/16 spending review

22 January 2013 13:52

Ministers aren’t just getting ready for March’s Budget: they’re also trying to work out a ‘budget setting process’ for 2015/16.…

Danny Alexander's call for the abolition of higher-rate relief on pension contributions has received the backing of the Centre for Policy Studies. Picture: Getty

The coalition’s next big test

8 December 2012 12:59

With the political dust settling from the autumn statement, attention in Whitehall is turning to the mid-term review. The mid-term…

Danny Alexander's call for the abolition of higher-rate relief on pension contributions has received the backing of the Centre for Policy Studies. Picture: Getty

Thatcher’s favourite think tank backs Danny Alexander

26 November 2012 18:50

In the run-up to the Budget in March, Danny Alexander was pushing for the abolition of higher-rate relief on pension…