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    1. January 21, 2015

      Lord Oakeshott gives Miliband a boost

      A former Liberal Democrat peer and close ally of Vince Cable is giving hundreds of thousands of pounds to 30 Labour...

    2. 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...

    1. May 29, 2014

      Ousting Clegg will not help Lib Dems

      Nick Clegg often comes across as a decent sort, but not terribly good at the kind of hand-to-hand political combat that...

    2. May 29, 2014

      Nick Clegg seeks to soothe Lib Dem nerves with address to MPs

      Nick Clegg will address his MPs next week during a potentially stormy meeting of Liberal Democrats, as he looks to...

    3. May 28, 2014

      Nick Clegg survives coup plot as chief critic quits party

      Nick Clegg appears to have survived an abortive coup attempt to oust him as leader of the Liberal Democrats after the...

    4. May 27, 2014

      Vince Cable denounces ally for attack on Nick Clegg

      Vince Cable has moved to kill off an apparent attempt by one of his closest allies to oust Nick Clegg as leader of the...

    5. September 15, 2013

      Governing pains

      It has become almost an annual ritual for the Liberal Democrat politician Lord Oakeshott to call for the head of his...

    6. September 14, 2013

      Clegg to call on Lib Dems to back his leadership

      Nick Clegg will on Saturday night urge Liberal Democrats to unite around his leadership as he seeks to assert control...

    7. August 1, 2013

      New peerage list prompts criticism

      Five millionaires who have given large donations to the three main political parties are to take up seats in the House...

    8. March 8, 2013

      Councils plead on home building

      The chancellor will be urged by Britain’s local authorities to use this month’s Budget to end restrictions on their...

    9. February 7, 2013

      Pryce ‘shocked’ over Huhne’s speeding move

      Vicky Pryce, the former wife of disgraced ex-cabinet minister Chris Huhne, was “shocked” and “absolutely furious” after...

    10. September 28, 2012

      Whiff of irrationality over property tax

      In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to...

    11. September 26, 2012

      Gloomy Lib Dems maintain discipline

      It was far from a return to the “Clegg mania” of the past. But, as Liberal Democrats left Brighton last night, there...

    12. September 2, 2012

      Talk swirls around Lib Dem leadership

      Senior Liberal Democrats return to Westminster on Monday amid renewed speculation about the party’s leadership as a...

    13. August 31, 2012

      Ashdown urges Lib Dems to back Clegg

      Paddy Ashdown, former Liberal Democrat leader, has called on his party to support Nick Clegg after the first open...

    14. Westminster Blog

      August 2, 2012

      Nationalising RBS - A desperate move for desperate times

        Stephen Hester, chief executive of RBS We reported this morning on high-level discussions in the government about the...

    15. July 25, 2012

      GDP figures offer potential to ease policy

      George Osborne on Wednesday refused to change his fiscal course in spite of Labour claims that Britain’s “shocking”...

    16. March 9, 2012

      Barclays paid chief’s £5.75m tax bill

      Barclays was facing fresh political attacks after paying a £5.75m tax bill for its chief executive, boosting his...

    17. February 27, 2012

      Lords reform set to split coalition

      A senior Liberal Democrat peer has attacked the government’s plans to reform the House of Lords, threatening to resign...

    18. February 26, 2012

      Labour calls for revolt on NHS shake-up

      Ed Miliband has invited Liberal Democrats to join forces with Labour to undermine the government’s contentious NHS...

    19. January 15, 2012

      Little progress for women in UK boardrooms

      Britain’s biggest companies have failed to make any progress in appointing more women to top boardroom positions, with...

    20. December 11, 2011

      Rift opens in coalition over veto

      Nick Clegg was on Sunday desperately trying to distance himself from David Cameron’s “potentially damaging” use of the...

    21. December 9, 2011

      Lib Dems focus anger on Cameron

      Nick Clegg spent much of Thursday night on the telephone from London to the UK team negotiating in Brussels, keeping...

    22. November 18, 2011

      Northern Rock cash used to fund deal

      A third of the £747m cash price that Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Money is paying to buy Northern Rock will be funded...

    23. Westminster Blog

      November 18, 2011

      Questions over the sale price of Northern Rock

      Mark Field, the Tory MP for the City and Westminster, and Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, make an unlikely pairing....

    24. October 7, 2011

      Moody’s downgrades 12 UK lenders

      Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group and 10 other UK financial institutions were downgraded by Moody’s to...

    25. September 1, 2011

      Reformers and resisters: the protagonists

      DAVID CAMERON: The City’s hope The prime minister told colleagues last year that it was time to “stop beating up on the...

    26. Westminster Blog

      September 1, 2011

      Are the Lib Dems all at sea over the Vickers reforms?

      For weeks there have been rumbling tensions about the implementation of the Vickers reforms after the FT first revealed...

    27. Westminster Blog

      August 15, 2011

      Is a row brewing over potential eight-year delay to bank ring-fencing?

      My colleague Patrick Jenkins reported a week ago that the reforms to Britain’s banks, designed to prevent another...

    28. July 4, 2011

      Planning policy offers key to survival

      When Lord Oakeshott says he believes in the future of Britain’s high streets, he has his money where his mouth is. The...

    29. May 25, 2011

      Ashcroft to advise on military bases in Cyprus

      Lord Ashcroft, the Conservative party donor, has been appointed a government adviser on UK military bases in Cyprus in...

    30. May 23, 2011

      Disclosure poses direct challenge to courts

      John Hemming may not be a household name, but the Liberal Democrat MP brought to a head on Monday a growing...

    31. FT Alphaville

      May 20, 2011

      Goodwin injunction partially lifted

      A draconian injunction granting anonymity to Sir Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland,...

    32. May 19, 2011

      Goodwin injunction partially lifted

      A draconian injunction granting anonymity to Sir Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland,...

    33. Westminster Blog

      May 19, 2011

      Lord Oakeshott exposes new details of Sir Fred Goodwin's injunction

      UPDATE: There are claims on Twitter that the injunction has been lifted; in fact it has only been partially lifted, as...

    34. April 27, 2011

      MP seeks ruling on Goodwin injunction

      A copy of a super-injunction won by Sir Fred Goodwin has been handed to the Treasury select committee to determine...

    35. Westminster Blog

      April 11, 2011

      Oakeshott: Lib Dems happy with Vickers proposals

      There were suggestions at the weekend that today’s banking report would not go far enough to please Vince Cable and his...

    36. April 3, 2011

      Treasury ‘not bothered’ with letters

      The pressures of ushering in an age of austerity were thrown into relief on Sunday after the Treasury blamed the...

    37. March 23, 2011

      Avoidance crackdown to raise £1bn a year

      The crackdown on tax avoidance announced on Wednesday will raise £1bn a year and amounts to more than had been done “in...

    38. March 9, 2011

      Clegg braced for Lib Dem showdown

      Nick Clegg is facing an uprising from Liberal Democrat party activists over the coalition’s health reforms, as he...

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