Danny Alexander

Why the government is getting involved in commissioning new housing

4 January 2016 12:45

David Cameron’s announcement today that the government will be involved in the direct commissioning of new homes on public land…

Lib Dem ‘Glee Club’ goes to party conference

22 September 2015 13:13

As the Liberal Democrats try and find a place for themselves in politics following a disastrous election result, the party…

The Charles Kennedy I knew, by Danny Alexander

2 June 2015 18:08

Charles Kennedy’s eloquence, intelligence and humour were famous in the Highlands long before his election to the Commons at the…

Scotland is on the verge of becoming a one-party state

5 May 2015 11:41

My constituency is one of the SNP’s most coveted prizes. If they win in Midlothian they can win almost anywhere.…

Michael Gove: Tories could still work with the Lib Dems

4 May 2015 9:00

The Tories were less than pleased last week when Danny Alexander revealed confidential communications between the coalition partners regarding child benefit to a…

Is Ed Balls running scared from debating George Osborne?

8 April 2015 8:00

When Ed Balls appeared alongside George Osborne on the Andrew Marr Show earlier this year, the Shadow Chancellor told viewers…

A Cabinet of losers?

1 April 2015 14:01

Here’s an interesting factoid. We have gone the longest time since any serving Cabinet Minister has lost their seat… ever.…

Keep trolling the politicians, Twitter

27 March 2015 15:55

A politician’s life on Twitter is rarely uneventful. I have written in defence of all the goodwill and positive communication…

The Lib Dems’ alternative budget showed the difficulties of a Lib/Lab coalition

19 March 2015 12:22

The Tories described the Liberal Democrats’ alternative Budget statement today as ‘part of price they had to pay to have…

Voters won’t be able to make an informed choice in May

19 March 2015 10:57

If there’s one major takeaway from this morning’s Budget interviews, it is that voters won’t get the opportunity to make as…

Did Vince Cable think he was presenting the Lib Dems’ budget?

19 March 2015 10:14

This morning Danny Alexander is scheduled to reveal the Liberal Democrats’ proposed alternative budget. Alas, Vince Cable appears to have missed the memo. Speaking…

The Lib Dems are getting desperate (but it didn’t have to be this way)

13 March 2015 10:13

I do feel sorry for Danny Alexander. He’ll have been worked off his feet for the Budget due next week…

Who paid for that?

1 March 2015 16:16

One of the things that even its critics, such as myself, have to concede that the European Union has been…

Coffee Shots: Clegg press conference packed to the rafters

5 February 2015 16:04

Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander may have been hoping for an inspiring backdrop to their tax policy launch today when they…

Danny Alexander: David Cameron is an ‘enemy of aspiration’

26 January 2015 13:51

As coalition rows go, today’s ‘spat’ over who is most supportive of aspirational voters really is the more boring for…

UK and Scottish governments already at each other’s throats over extra devolution

22 January 2015 15:25

It didn’t take long. In fact, the tweet from Nicola Sturgeon appeared soon after Alistair Carmichael had started speaking this…

Michael Gove might not be preparing for another coalition. But other Tories are

6 January 2015 15:22

Michael Gove pitched up on Newsnight yesterday to give one of his typically confident performances to the programme. Apparently CCHQ don’t…

The Union needs balance

16 December 2014 13:45

Today’s Guardian long-read on the Scottish referendum is a great piece of journalism. Both Alistair Darling and Danny Alexander argue…

The tricks being played over a VAT rise

9 December 2014 17:34

Today’s Treasury Questions was a bit odd, not least because neither George Osborne nor Ed Balls were there, so everyone…

Danny Alexander’s house building pledge is just a cunning PR strategy

3 December 2014 11:18

Danny Alexander’s latest plot to make the state a major player in housebuilding is just the latest in a line…