Lib Dems

David Cameron and Nick Clegg need to have a few more organised arguments in public. Picture: Getty

Ministers aren’t just preparing for Coalition divorce, they’re organising arguments with their partners too

17 May 2013 9:04

Reports today that the Conservatives are wargaming end-of-Coalition scenarios in the event of the Lib Dems leaving early won’t come…

Norman Lamb

Tory EU turmoil allows Labour and Lib Dems to develop strong message discipline

14 May 2013 9:17

The dizzy behaviour of the Tory party on Europe is allowing its opponents to develop an incredibly strong message discipline.…

Local elections 2013: in numbers

3 May 2013 18:53

335: total councillors lost by the Tories291: seats gained by Labour124: losses sustained by the Lib Dems139: seats gained by UKIP…

Revolting, Panic-Stricken Tories are doing Ed Miliband's job for him

5 March 2013 13:24

Panic, once let loose, is hard to corral. And there seems to be plenty of panic on the Tory benches…

If David Cameron is serious about losing the next election he'll cuddle-up to UKIP

1 March 2013 13:14

OK. Remember this: by-elections are always liable to be interpreted too keenly. Elections often fought on local issues then have…

The View from 22 — Carry on Westminster, Lib Dem growing pains and Vatican scandals

28 February 2013 8:55

Is ‘inappropriate behaviour’ simply a way of life in Westminster? Following on from the Lord Rennard-Lib Dems allegations, Julie Bindel…

David Cameron's spokesman this morning insisted the government had made the right decisions on spending. Picture: Getty

David Cameron disagrees with Nick Clegg on capital spending

25 January 2013 12:09

Nick Clegg was apparently just being self-critical in his House magazine interview when he said the Coalition hadn’t got it…

Nick Clegg: We made a mistake on infrastructure spending

24 January 2013 21:29

The GDP figures for the final quarter of 2013 are out tomorrow morning, and with them will come the usual…

British politics returns to normal: Blue vs Red with Yellow on the touchline - Spectator Blogs

10 October 2012 15:29

British politics is returning to normal. The two-party system is back. That, it seems to me, is the chief conclusion…

Nick Clegg: ‘Vote Labour if you like protest politics’

26 September 2012 14:21

Nick Clegg’s speech this afternoon will include a big push for his party to accept that they are a party…

Lib Dem conference: Tories and Lib Dems may not be bound to vote together on press regulation

25 September 2012 22:58

Brighton was touched with a smidgen of stardust this evening as Steve Coogan surfaced with the Hacked Off pressure group.…

Lib Dem conference: police remain unhappy about Mitchell and elected commissioners

25 September 2012 16:44

‘I can see there are several journalists here, so we might as well get Andrew Mitchell out of the way’.…

Lib Dem conference: Paddy Ashdown hits out at opinion polls, Tories and pessimism

24 September 2012 18:28

Polls don’t and shouldn’t matter to Liberal Democrats, so says Paddy Ashdown. The ex-Lib Dem leader managed to whip activists…

Lib Dem conference: Vince Cable attacks the “headbangers”

24 September 2012 17:08

Never a man to avoid confrontation, Vince Cable decided to tackle gossip about his conversations with Labour head on when…

Lib Dem conference: Danny Alexander reaffirms support for Osborne’s Plan A

24 September 2012 15:40

Danny Alexander had reason to be very chuffed this morning when his party gave its overwhelming support to a motion…

Lib Dem conference: Tim Farron discovers his coalicious side

23 September 2012 20:11

Distinctive not destructive — that’s Tim Farron’s view on how the Liberal Democrats can redefine themselves within government. Speaking to…

Lib Dem conference: Tim Farron keeps it muted

23 September 2012 11:24

Tim Farron’s speech to this year’s autumn conference was rather muted compared to his effort in Birmingham last year. The…

The View from 22 — Nick Clegg’s martyrdom, the personal statement scam and being sacked by David Cameron

20 September 2012 9:21

Will Nick Clegg’s political career come to a crashing end in tandem with the end of the coalition? In this…

Today in Blundering: Government Relaunches Always Fail

9 May 2012 14:24

A government relaunch of the sort we’ve endured this week is inevitably a fraught, fragile affair. The problem with such…

The House of Lords Makes No Sense; Which is Why it Works

24 April 2012 13:40

Of all the cockamamie ploys favoured by this government, House of Lords reform is close to being both the most…