Lib Dem rebels

Laws calls for unity — but faces trouble

18 May 2011 17:24

The personal and the political. They mesh to readable effect in David Laws’ interview with the Times (£) this morning,…

Breaking Laws

10 May 2011 15:03

When David Laws resigned from government last year, his return was thought to be only a matter of time. Today,…

Keeping the troops happy

14 December 2010 12:10

A media narrative is rapidly emerging that the Tories are taking advantage of the Liberal Democrats, using them to defend…

And a comprehensive rejection?

13 December 2010 16:14

After Ed Miliband’s buttery overtures to the Lib Dems earlier, a response courtesy of the party president, Tim Farron. It…

A comprehensive offer to Liberal Democrats

13 December 2010 13:49

It seems strange for Ed Miliband to veer from offensive to charm quite so quickly, but it’s a decent ruse…

The Lib Dems are in quiet turmoil over tuition fees

25 November 2010 12:04

A cruel north wind heralds the Lib Dem’s discontent. In public, the party has withstood criticism of its apparent u-turn…

Clegg: there is no future for the Lib Dems on the left

18 September 2010 10:47

Nick Clegg has opened the political season with a very singular statement: ‘There is no future for us as left-wing…

A Tory-Liberal pact is possible if the coalition lasts the distance

14 September 2010 18:00

The outrider has returned to stables. Nick Boles MP, a one-time Cameroon confidante tipped for promotion, formally introduced the possibility…

Osborne and Cooper’s knockabout

13 September 2010 17:02

Far more heat than light generated by this afternoon’s urgent question on welfare spending – but a telling spectacle nonetheless.…