Lib Dems

Tory backbenchers increasingly reconciled to another coalition

6 May 2015 12:18

Speaking to various senior Conservative backbenchers in the past 24 hours, I’ve been struck by how much support there is…

The Lib Dems struggle to replace old political blood with new

30 April 2015 15:52

The Liberal Democrat resilience in countless marginal seats has confounded many commentators. While perhaps winning half the number of votes as…

A (partial) defence of the spin room

30 April 2015 15:27

Tonight’s ‘Question Time’-style TV debates will be followed by what has become probably the most hated aspect of this rather…

Do Labour voters hate the SNP enough to save the Lib Dems?

24 April 2015 12:36

For someone who might be about to lose her seat, Jo Swinson seems very perky as she walks the streets…

The polls could decide the fate of the Lib Dems

23 April 2015 11:43

A Lib Dem West Country MP told me at the start of the year that he thought his party would…

Clegg’s offer to voters: I’ll be the Tories’ heart and Labour’s brain

15 April 2015 12:44

The Lib Dem manifesto launch was typically Liberal Democrat. Nick Clegg offered a robust defence of the coalition declaring simply…

Lib Dems launch their manifesto with fairy lights and funky music

15 April 2015 10:06

The Lib Dems are launching their manifesto this morning. In keeping with their whole slightly bizarre national campaign, which has…

The General Election 2015 viral video chart

14 April 2015 13:24

Last week, the Greens released ‘Change the Tune’, a party political broadcast on YouTube. It features actors playing Cameron, Clegg, Miliband…

The truth behind David Cameron’s new inheritance tax policy

12 April 2015 14:10

David Cameron’s new Inheritance tax policy is clearly an important political message of aspiration and family values rather than a…

Two more polls suggest Ed Miliband’s ‘Paxo bounce’ is sliding away

30 March 2015 23:56

Ed Miliband’s so-called ‘Paxo bounce’ in the opinion polls is ebbing away. The polls out this evening have the Conservatives either…

Nick Clegg is preparing to boast about which Osborne ideas he quashed

18 March 2015 11:55

Nick Clegg is turning up to the Budget today, which is an improvement on the Autumn Statement, which he bunked…

Nick Clegg has damaged Britain’s counter-extremism strategies

17 March 2015 19:04

There is some fuss around the publication delay on the government’s review into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in…

Labour and Lib Dems welcome ‘progress’ on TV debates

17 March 2015 17:14

So both Labour and the Lib Dems have responded to the TV debates with caution and enthusiasm respectively. A Labour…

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…

The PM knows the TV debates won’t happen

4 March 2015 17:24

The broadcasters have now said they could be willing to host a TV debate between David Cameron and Ed Miliband…

Exclusive: Nick Clegg complains to Cabinet Secretary about being left out

6 February 2015 16:22

Nick Clegg has complained to Sir Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet Secretary, that he was ignored before a government policy was…

Why does the battle for gay rights stop at the borders of Islam?

3 February 2015 13:09

You can tell when a battle has been won.  Read the Pink News or any other gay news site and…

The fatal contradiction at the heart of the Tory message: there is no money, except for people we like.

18 December 2014 16:55

Next year’s general election looks like being the most gruesomely entertaining in years. Entertaining because no-one knows what is going to…

Will Nick Clegg’s PMQs session highlight the tensions in the Coalition?

8 December 2014 12:38

After being too busy talking to ‘normal people’ in Cornwall last Wednesday and missing previous PMQs presumably to do the…

Nick Clegg’s pro-European arguments lack the nuance needed to win over the electorate

20 October 2014 15:16

At his press conference this morning, Nick Clegg told Jason Groves, ‘Do you really think Washington is going to bother…