Coalition

Are the Tories already planning how to push through their next coalition?

21 March 2015 10:00

Are CCHQ already planning how to push through their next coalition? Mr S only asks as word reaches Steerpike that Conservative…

A typical coalition Budget – designed to put the Tories back in power

18 March 2015 15:11

Here is a preview of James Forsyth’s political column from this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow George Osborne usually tells his…

Mark Gatiss: I based Sherlock’s Mycroft on Peter Mandelson

17 March 2015 10:03

In the BBC’s Sherlock, Mark Gatiss plays Sherlock Holmes’s sly older brother Mycroft. Now the actor has revealed in an…

The Coalition is drawing to an end in a surprisingly civil manner

17 March 2015 9:08

It’s the last Budget before the election tomorrow and there are just a few days left of the Coalition. Which…

Tories will continue Labour/SNP attacks, despite Miliband’s comments

16 March 2015 18:57

Labour has decreed today it won’t go into a formal coalition with the SNP, but this won’t stop the Tories…

Nick Clegg: The Liberal Democrats are the continuity choice at the election

15 March 2015 14:52

The Liberal Democrats sense an opportunity in all this speculation about who the Tories and Labour would do deals with…

How George Osborne got the Liberal Democrats to agree to an ‘interesting Budget’

15 March 2015 10:33

George Osborne and Ed Balls have just done their pre-Budget interviews with Andrew Marr. The show, though, was dominated by…

Vince Cable criticised ring-fencing. Picture: Getty

A Vince intervention that will please the Tories

14 March 2015 13:15

Later today, Vince Cable will launch his traditional conference attack on the Tories. He’ll denounce them for their positions on…

Ed speaks some human

12 March 2015 21:44

When Ed Miliband ran for the Labour leadership in 2010, his supporters boasted that he spoke human. Tonight, in a…

Exclusive: Government to introduce gender pay gap legislation after Coalition row

6 March 2015 19:17

This story was first published in tonight’s Evening Blend email, a free round-up and analysis of the day’s political events.…

How bad are things for the Liberal Democrats?

19 February 2015 20:00

One of the most remarkable things about this parliament is how the Liberal Democrats have continued to hold their nerve…

Exclusive: Tories could only rely on Lib Dem ministers in second coalition

10 February 2015 8:56

Tories in Downing Street have concluded that they cannot rely on the support of any Liberal Democrats who are not…

Will anyone be able to govern Britain after the next election?

8 February 2015 10:35

With every week that goes by, the more likely it is that the next election could result in a stalemate…

Could Britain cope with a minority Coalition government?

21 January 2015 17:32

For all the obsessing about whether Nick Clegg would prefer to be in government with the Tories or Labour after…

What will the Lib Dem ‘red line’ on a ‘Snooper’s Charter’ mean for a future coalition?

13 January 2015 8:55

One of the obsessions that will only get worse over the next few months – along with checking every poll…

Five reasons why winning in May won’t be that much better than losing

8 January 2015 14:28

Defeat in May would be dire for either Cameron or Miliband. It would end their political career in ignominious failure.…

Cameron avoids a New Year slip-up

4 January 2015 13:50

In 2010, David Cameron stumbled in his first New Year broadcast interview over the Tory plans for a married couple’s…

PMQs sketch: Three senior politicians are accused of mass murder

17 December 2014 16:53

Time travel came to PMQs today. The leaders discussed what year it will be in 2020. The answer, naturally, isn’t…

Nick Clegg’s PMQs challenge

10 December 2014 8:56

Nick Clegg is taking Prime Minister’s Questions today, which will at least force the Lib Dem leader to turn up…

Overpaid, underworked, ineffectual – the myth of the NHS doctor

5 November 2014 8:15

GPs enjoy the salary of bankers, regularly pulling in £100,000 for a five-day week, with no on-call or weekend duties…