UK politics

Bercow wants Lords Mandelson and Adonis to be questioned by MPs

24 September 2009 18:02

Speaker Bercow has suggested that prominent cabinet ministers who sit in the House of Lords should be brought before the…

Will he stay or will he go now?

24 September 2009 16:44

Over at his WSJ blog, Iain Martin reckons that Baroness Vadera’s resignation might be an indication that Gordon Brown is…

Can things get any worse for Brown?

24 September 2009 14:32

Yesterday was bad enough, but today’s turning into an utter catastrophe for Brown. First, it emerged that the Tories enjoy…

Is Vadera about to resign?

24 September 2009 12:43

If, as the Westminster rumour mill suggests, business minister Baroness Shriti Vadera is about to resign from the Government, it…

The Tories lead in the north

24 September 2009 11:10

Financial Times research has revealed that Labour has lost its traditional northern strongholds under Gordon Brown. Here are the details:…

From the ridiculous to the damaging

24 September 2009 9:02

The ‘Appeal to Conscience’ World Statesman of the Year ought to be treated with more respect, otherwise the award becomes…

Clegg embodies his party’s incoherence

23 September 2009 19:17

Nick Clegg started the Lib Dem conference with an interview calling for ‘savage cuts’ in public spending and ended it…

Nick Clegg at the LibDem conference

23 September 2009 17:54

What a week for the LibDems. The conference began, as always, with the sound newspapers being arranged across sleeping faces…

Government aide resigns over Scotland’s survival

23 September 2009 13:38

Sky News reports that Stephen Hesford, who was PPS to the law officers, has resigned over the Baroness Scotland scandal.…

Banging on about Europe will cost the Lib Dems seats

23 September 2009 11:46

In his interview with the FT, Nick Clegg says that the Lib Dems have been too “reticent” about making Europe…

Gordon Brown gets something right!

23 September 2009 9:01

Gordon Brown is expected to offer to decommission one of Britain’s four Trident submarines as part of nuclear non-proliferation discussions…

Tories cock-a-hoop about Lib Dem disarray

22 September 2009 17:36

Every Tory I have spoken to this week has said the same thing, ‘aren’t the Lib Dems having a terrible…

Is bad publicity really better than no publicity?

22 September 2009 16:13

The Liberal Democrat’s party conference is the one occasion when they are guaranteed what they need most: publicity. This year…

Are the knives out for Vince?

22 September 2009 13:23

This morning it emerged that Julia Goldsworth, the Lib Dems’ communities’ spokesman, who nominally supervises local taxation, knew nothing of…

The love that dare not speak its name

22 September 2009 9:05

The Conservatives’ unrequited love for the Liberal Democrats receives attention this morning. The Times’ Rachel Sylvetser points out that in…

Can Lady Scotland survive?

22 September 2009 8:13

The BBC understands that the UK Border Agency is expected to find Attorney General Baroness Scotland to be in “technical…

A dish served better cold

21 September 2009 18:19

 A great piece of digging by the FT’s Jim Pickard: ‘In theory we won’t know the exact line-up at Labour…

Cable’s attack on the Tories does nothing for the Lib Dem’s credibility

21 September 2009 15:59

Vince Cable’s caricature of Tory economic policy was so disingenuous that it failed to hit its target. He said: “The…

The Tories must ready themselves for the coming tax battle

21 September 2009 13:54

You may not agree with the specifics, but one of the successes of the Lib Dem conference so far has…

Lib Dems in the limelight

21 September 2009 9:08

The Lib Dems need eye-catching policies to attract attention and this time round their neon lit policy is a 0.5%…