Coalition

A deal that would kill Gove’s agenda at birth

7 May 2010 17:44

While both the Conservatives and LibDems support the idea of Swedish schools, a Lib-Con deal could kill the agenda stone…

Clegg Might Need Cameron More than Dave Needs Nick

4 May 2010 14:26

Paul Waugh has an excellent post on the difficulties and opportunities that will face Cameron if he falls short of…

Labour’s campaign implodes

30 April 2010 10:44

Labour’s campaign has been dysfunctional. ‘Bigot-gate’, the concealed cuts, the absence of a spending review, open challenges to the leadership,…

Has Nick Clegg ruled out a pact with the Tories?

27 April 2010 9:00

No, in short, he hasn’t. Clegg was deemed to have compromised his party’s intricate anti-politics strategy by ruling out a…

Who’s Afraid of a Hung Parliament?

27 April 2010 0:06

So it seems you have to vote Conservative to accept the party’s invitation to join the government of Great Britain?…

The Tories in a PR pickle

26 April 2010 18:29

Clegg won’t join without proportional representation; Cameron says he won’t countenance such a ‘con’. Indeed, it runs deeper than that.…

A Human Rights Minister?

26 April 2010 17:28

Britain’s role in protecting the downtrodden and protecting the weak has significant historical pedigree. The British role in abolishing the…

The Worst Coalition in Recent British History?

26 April 2010 16:30

It makes sense for the Conservatives to argue that a hung parliament doesn’t do the country many favours. It’s in…

Coalition government may be minimal government

26 April 2010 11:17

Post-election deals are tough for those on the wings of political parties – the activists, the die-hards, the idealists. Those…

Everyone Says a Tory-Lib Dem Deal is Impossible; Everyone is Wrong

25 April 2010 16:46

I am not surprised that Paddy Ashdown says the Liberal Democrats cannot work with the Conservatives. He would say that…

A Tory-Liberal Coalition is Easier than a Lib-Lab Pact?

21 April 2010 13:52

I’m glad to see that more people – Iain Dale, John Rentoul, Iain Martin among them – are paying attention…

Who’s Afraid of a Coalition?

20 April 2010 15:27

You English, sometimes you are the crazy people. Here’s Iain Dale for instance, dismissing any notion of a Tory-Liberal arrangement:…

Towards a Tory-Lib Dem Future?

19 April 2010 14:40

I don’t really know if the Tories “Vote Clegg, get Brown” argument will work but if I had to bet…

Bringing Clegg to the table

9 March 2010 12:19

My gut feeling is that Cameron will win with a majority. But I had a gut feeling that Carey Mulligan…

The love that dare not speak its name

22 September 2009 9:05

The Conservatives’ unrequited love for the Liberal Democrats receives attention this morning. The Times’ Rachel Sylvetser points out that in…