Coalition

Cameron’s renegotiation strategy is no longer an obstacle to a second Tory-Lib Dem coalition

6 April 2014 16:11

David Cameron’s plan to renegotiate Britain’s membership of the European Union has long been regarded as a major obstacle to…

Want a market in higher education? Here’s how

1 April 2014 12:03

Ed Miliband is mooting a tuition fees cut, to a maximum of £6,000 a year according to reports. I graduate…

George Osborne’s ‘fight for full employment’ speech – full text

31 March 2014 12:28

In a speech given at Tilbury Port in Essex, Chancellor George Osborne hailed cuts to business and personal taxes this…

George Osborne readies his tax dividing line

16 March 2014 11:08

George Osborne was on Andrew Marr this morning announcing support for a new garden city at Ebbsfleet in Kent and…

Home Office Minister James Brokenshire today said the government would make changes to the Data Communications Bill. Picture: Getty

David Cameron pays the price for another lazy shuffle

9 March 2014 12:07

The Tory leadership is not best pleased with James Brokenshire, the Immigration Minister whose ill-judged speech turned a media spotlight…

Bickering about bickering

7 March 2014 11:32

Lib Dems are excitedly travelling to their Spring conference in York, which kicks off this evening with the traditional rally…

Exclusive: Cameron and Osborne ambush Lib Dems in Cabinet meeting

4 March 2014 11:05

A dramatic Cabinet this morning as the Tories ambushed the Lib Dems over the contents of the Queen’s Speech. First,…

Gove: Lib Dems think we’re anti-apple pie, cream and custard. Clegg: We’re being grown up about Coalition

26 February 2014 21:51

The Coalition is merely cohabiting now – that much has been clear for a while. But one partner doesn’t seem…

PMQs sketch: Miliband turned Cameron’s flooding fraud into a faux pas

26 February 2014 17:22

Earlier this week David Cameron threatened the Lib Dems with divorce. Today, two of their senior figures offered to kiss…

Tory MPs dismiss minority govt hints as lacking ‘solid logic’

25 February 2014 14:59

While Number 10 is pouring cold water on suggestions that the Prime Minister might rule out a second coalition in…

Minority government hint is boost for backbenchers – if they believe it

25 February 2014 9:05

That David Cameron is reportedly considering committing to minority government above coalition is a strong message to his backbenchers that he’s…

I’m a Liberal Democrat… get me out of here!

18 February 2014 15:09

It seems the launch of the new Liberal Democrat website is not going very well. Apparently the party of tuition…

The Coalition mating game

18 February 2014 14:58

There are ornately-feathered birds in New Guinea that have less bizarre mating rituals than Labour and the Lib Dems. The…

Nick Clegg softens his language on Labour

17 February 2014 8:56

Nick Clegg’s comments on Radio 4 about the possibility of a coalition deal with Labour in 2015 are significant, not…

Tory plotters mull ‘sacking’ Lib Dems as Lib Dems continue to grump about Gove

6 February 2014 18:29

What are the Coalition parties going to do for the next few months in the run-up to the general election?…

It’s cohabitation, not coalition now

1 February 2014 8:09

The Tories and the Liberal Democrats are increasingly going their separate ways. But they’ll stay in government together until the…

Today’s GDP figures are useful ammunition for the Conservatives

28 January 2014 11:16

That the UK economy grew by 0.7 per cent in the final three months of 2013, leading to the fastest…

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Nick Clegg: Tory benefit plan is ‘Chinese-style family policy’

12 January 2014 12:46

Did Nick Clegg recite his entire Andrew Marr interview from memory? The Deputy Prime Minister managed to cram so many…

The Tories have to fight on their ground, not Labour’s

8 December 2013 13:46

At the beginning of the autumn, strategists from all three parties assumed that the theme of the season would be…

PMQs: Labour’s constant attacks make a Lib-Lab coalition unlikely

4 December 2013 13:15

Today’s PMQs showed that Labour still have no plan for Nick Clegg other than to attack him. With Clegg standing…

Osborne wants to talk about ‘the responsible recovery’ but energy bills are still Topic A

1 December 2013 10:38

In the minds of government strategists, the autumn statement is the moment when the coalition gets to turn the conversation…

Cameron and the Romanians and the Bulgarians

23 November 2013 15:54

For months now, Number 10 has been fretting about what to do about Romanian and Bulgarian immigration. From the end…

Free Enterprise Group tells George Osborne: ‘Don’t play safe’

18 November 2013 16:50

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement is looming on the horizon, and the Free Enterprise Group, the loose alliance of backbench Tory…

Ken Livingstone slams Labour’s ‘moral cowardice’

15 November 2013 13:47

Ken Livingstone has risen once again from his political grave to criticise Labour’s ‘moral cowardice’ for borrowing through the boom rather…

Nick Clegg fires the opening shots at Labour on economy

13 November 2013 15:19

Nick Clegg’s blast at Labour today is just the opening salvo of a Lib Dem offensive against Labour on the…