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  1. August 1, 2014

    Clegg safe for now despite Lib Dem woes

    Coalition government has cost Nick Clegg dear: the Liberal Democrats have lost one-third of their members, some 1,500...

  2. Westminster Blog

    October 18, 2013

    Danny Alexander's shameless pork

    Yesterday the Treasury announced ten rural towns that it is putting forward for consideration to receive five pence off fuel...

  1. January 30, 2013

    Plan to decarbonise Scots power

    The Scottish government has announced plans to decarbonise its electricity generation by 2030, putting pressure on the...

  2. October 15, 2012

    Cameron signs and heads south

    Alex Salmond called it an “historic day” as he and David Cameron put the finishing touches to a deal that could put an end...

  3. Westminster Blog

    March 12, 2012

    What does Darling's move say about Miliband?

    I revealed in this morning’s FT that three former political heavyweights will take the lead roles in the fight...

  4. March 12, 2012

    SNP prepares to take on union campaign

    Three former political heavyweights will lead the campaign against Scottish independence, including Alistair Darling, the...

  5. February 3, 2012

    Huhne quits post to fight charge

    Chris Huhne has stepped down as energy secretary to fight criminal charges in a case that is virtually unprecedented in...

  6. Westminster Blog

    November 28, 2011

    Lib Dem donor becomes Clegg adviser

    Nick Clegg has moved to strengthen his team in Whitehall with the appointment of Neil Sherlock, a KPMG partner in charge of...

  7. October 12, 2011

    Scottish boundary changes cut seven MPs

    Plans to cut the number of Scottish Westminster MPs from 59 to 52 at the next general election could prove a dilemma for the...

  8. September 11, 2011

    Osborne among MPs likely hit in boundary reform

    Senior cabinet members including George Osborne and Nick Clegg are likely to see their constituencies significantly redrawn...

  9. July 27, 2011

    Tories to gain from electoral map reform

    Controversial boundary changes ahead of the next parliament could see the Tories edge closer to an outright majority,...

  10. Westminster Blog

    May 5, 2011

    Senior Liberal Democrats will be at AV count after all

    One rumour of recent days is that the Lib Dems are so demoralised about their impending AV defeat that none will bother to...

  11. May 3, 2011

    Referendum reckoning

    The alternative vote Who has come out in support? Backers include the politicians Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Lord Mandelson,...

  12. Westminster Blog

    March 17, 2011

    Clegg more popular than Miliband

    If this remarkable poll is correct, Nick Clegg should be the one refusing to share a platform with Ed Miliband. The...

  13. March 16, 2011

    More than 100 MPs defy Miliband on AV

    Labour MPs have refused to back the stance of Ed Miliband on changing the voting system in a show of defiance towards the...

  14. December 10, 2010

    Lib Dems

    Ed Miliband had a look of mischief in his eye as he walked across the Commons floor, placed his hand on Simon Hughes’s back...

  15. December 9, 2010

    Lib Dems pay price for vote to raise fees

    Ed Miliband had a look of mischief in his eye as he walked across the Commons floor, placed his hand on Simon Hughes’s back...

  16. December 9, 2010

    Clegg’s soft left and Tory right unite in revolt

    The casus belli was university tuition fees, but the rebellion in the House of Commons by Liberal Democrat and Conservative...

  17. Westminster Blog

    December 9, 2010

    The Tories and Lib Dems who rebelled over tuition fees

    I’m told by Commons’ sources that the six Tory rebels over tuition fees were Andrew Percy, David Davis, Philip Davies, Mark...

  18. December 9, 2010

    Government sees off tuition fees rebellion

    Two demonstrators stand on top of a bonfire in Parliament Square as students demonstrate in central London against planned...

  19. December 8, 2010

    Tories fight to contain tuition fee rebels

    Conservative whips were struggling last night to prevent a Liberal Democrat rebellion on tuition fees spreading to its own...

  20. December 6, 2010

    Clegg pushes for support on tuition fees

    Nick Clegg has made a last-ditch attempt to get his Liberal Democrat party to back plans almost to treble tuition fees,...

  21. December 5, 2010

    Lib Dems set for three-way split over fees

    Students in Bristol took to the streets yesterday ahead of another week of national demonstrations over the planned tuition...

  22. December 3, 2010

    Cable breaks ranks to back tuition fees rise

    Vince Cable has confirmed that Nick Clegg would be unable to maintain any semblance of Liberal Democrat party unity over...

  23. November 29, 2010

    Clegg plea to students over fee protests

    Nick Clegg pleaded with students on Monday not to let the row over fee increases “sabotage” efforts to encourage people from...

  24. November 3, 2010

    Willetts announces tripling of fees cap

    The maximum fee that universities are allowed to charge will triple and the interest rate on student loans will rise to up...

  25. November 2, 2010

    Cap draws muffled Lib Dem dissent

    A coalition plan for a near-trebling of the cap on student fees to £9,000 has drawn only muffled dissent from Liberal...

  26. Westminster Blog

    September 7, 2010

    Will the Lib Dems stick the boot into Coulson?

    The Andy Coulson phone hacking affair is in danger of descending into a political slanging match, when it is actually much...

  27. August 23, 2010

    Lib Dems need to stake out their own territory

    One of the many twists to have occurred in British politics since the election is that the most eagerly anticipated party...

  28. August 22, 2010

    Labour woos disillusioned Lib Dems

    Labour leadership candidates laid out the “welcome mat” to disenchanted Liberal Democrats on Sunday, as Nick Clegg faced...

  29. August 1, 2010

    Huhne warning as Lib Dem poll ratings slump

    Chris Huhne on Sunday warned that public spending cuts would make the coalition even more unpopular next year, as an opinion...

  30. Westminster Blog

    June 27, 2010

    Four Lib Dems seek to amend Budget

    Westcountry Lib Dem MP Andrew George has tabled an amendment to the Finance Bill* and has attracted the signatures of three...

  31. May 31, 2010

    Reshuffle causes upset north of the border

    The decision to parachute Danny Alexander into the role of chief Treasury sec-retary after less than three weeks as Scottish...

  32. May 30, 2010

    Reshuffle causes upset north of the border

    The decision to parachute Danny Alexander into the key role of chief Treasury secretary after less than three weeks as...

  33. May 17, 2010

    Lib Dems vote to back political pact

    Liberal Democrats voted overwhelmingly in favour of the party's ruling coalition with the Conservatives at a special...

  34. May 16, 2010

    Lib Dems vote to back political pact

    All in favour: Vince Cable (left) and Nick Clegg (third from left) lead the voting to back the coalition, but there were...

  35. May 12, 2010

    Fresh generation drives party on road to power

    The Liberal Democrat party is brimming with former leaders who dream of uniting Britain's "progressive forces". But at the...

  36. May 11, 2010

    New generation tows party on road to power

    The Liberal Democrat party is brimming with former leaders who dream of uniting Britain’s “progressive forces”. But at the...

  37. April 19, 2010

    Swing to Clegg falls short of revolution

    It is eight decades since Liberalism has been seen as a serious electoral option for at least three-quarters of British...

  38. April 18, 2010

    Lib Dem revival not yet a revolution

    It is eight decades since Liberalism has been seen as a serious electoral option for at least three-quarters of British...

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