Danny Alexander

Cameron and Clegg and the rest of the Quad discussed options for the mid-term review

What will the coalition do next?

11 November 2012 17:53

We are now closer to the 2015 election than the 2010 one. We also expected by now to have the…

Danny Alexander turned up the pressure on Alex Salmond

Danny Alexander: We’d do it all over again

28 October 2012 11:59

Danny Alexander told Andrew Neil on The Sunday Politics that even if he had known the economy would only grow…

Danny Alexander turned up the pressure on Alex Salmond

Danny Alexander finally finds some friends

10 October 2012 15:54

The press officer for the Cairngorms National Park turned Chief Secretary to the Treasury faces constant accusations that he has…

A vote for Danny is a vote for George. Photo: Getty Images.

Lib Dem conference: Danny Alexander reaffirms support for Osborne’s Plan A

24 September 2012 15:40

Danny Alexander had reason to be very chuffed this morning when his party gave its overwhelming support to a motion…

Oliver Letwin Photo:Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Lib Dem conference: Danny Alexander and Oliver Letwin get cosy

23 September 2012 20:01

The big joke at the Social Market Foundation and TUC fringe this evening was that two of the panelists could…

The broken pledge.

Lib Dem conference: Danny Alexander admits he knew tuition fees pledge was unaffordable

23 September 2012 11:38

Liberal Democrats here in Brighton are divided on the Clegg tuition fees apology. Most of them feel it was worth…

Danny Alexander calls for the income tax threshold to rise to £10,000. Picture: Getty.

Danny Alexander fires shot in fairer taxes battle

18 September 2012 18:40

Danny Alexander is clearly super-keen to remind everyone of what the Lib Dem slogan is for their party conference, which…

The Liberal Democrats Hold Their Annual Party Conference

Danny Alexander’s real enemy

11 August 2012 17:22

Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, is to drop his normally conciliatory voice to attack the Tories at…

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander in Downing Street

Danny Alexander: Triple A rating isn’t the be-all and end-all

6 August 2012 8:53

‘I am proud to be part of a UK government that has re-established our country’s financial credibility. And the credit…

British Finance Minister George Osborne

Restoring the coalition’s credibility

18 July 2012 8:15

The coalition’s infrastructure shopping spree to cheer itself up after a miserable few weeks continues today. George Osborne and Danny…

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander in Downing Street

Danny, David and tax

24 June 2012 13:15

What are we to make the split between Danny Alexander and his predecessor as deputy Chancellor, David Laws, over the…


Is Alexander ushering in Austerity Squared?

23 April 2012 12:15

23rd April, 2012 — mark it down in your calendars, CoffeeHousers. For, after weeks of froth and fury about tax,…


Transcript: Balls vs Alexander on tax credits

5 April 2012 15:06

On the Today programme this morning, Ed Balls aired his criticisms of the government’s tax credit changes — which come…


Balls goes on the attack over tax credits

5 April 2012 9:49

After all the commotion about various policies in last month’s Budget, the focus this morning has shifted to measures announced…


Spending will become more significant as 2015 approaches

24 March 2012 12:47

Four days after George Osborne signed its death warrant, there is still life in the 50p rate yet. The two…


Twelve points about the Budget

21 March 2012 15:19

There’s much to applaud in this budget, but as ever we in Coffee House are focusing on things jumping out…


Raise the tax threshhold and let youth prevail

26 February 2012 16:13

Youth unemployment is approaching crisis levels in Britain. For almost two decades, Britain’s more flexible labour market had favourable effects…


Why George should listen to Danny

23 February 2012 10:08

In the new Spectator, we back the Liberal Democrats’ plans to raise the tax threshold to £10,000 — provided that…


The tax debate at the heart of the Budget

19 February 2012 13:47

The run-up to last year’s Budget was all about fuel duty. This year it’ll be all about direct taxes. The…


Tory Ministers need to back the Health Bill

19 February 2012 10:55

Tomorrow’s Downing Street meeting on the implementation of the health reforms is meant to send the message that the bill…


Nick Clegg’s NHS squeeze

13 February 2012 15:51

Andrew Lansley’s career prospects were boosted yesterday — when Simon Hughes said that he should ‘move on’ after the NHS…


Warming up for the Budget

12 February 2012 13:06

The Budget negotiations within government are now underway. The quad of Cameron, Clegg, Osborne and Alexander held a meeting last…


The 50p tax debate won’t be settled this year — but it might be escalated

11 February 2012 10:26

More evidence this morning that the government won’t be dropping the 50p rate any time soon, in the form of…


The government’s Hester problem intensifies

29 January 2012 13:25

First there was Fred Goodwin, now there’s Stephen Hester. The chief executive of RBS is fast becoming the bête noire…


Benefitting the Tories

23 January 2012 13:32

The longer the row over the benefit cap goes on, the better it will be for the Tories. The cap…