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    1. October 6, 2014

      LibDems face losing most of seats back to Labour

      Opinion polls suggest the Liberal Democrats are likely to lose most of the seats they are defending against Labour at the...

    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. July 1, 2014

      Britain should renew Trident nuclear weapons says report

      Britain should renew its nuclear weapons programme, according to a cross-party group of MPs and experts, although it should...

    2. March 31, 2014

      MPs call for BBC World Service safeguards

      Several senior MPs have risked accusations of inconsistency after they called for the BBC to confirm long-term funding for...

    3. March 10, 2014

      Gordon Brown calls for more powers for Scotland

      Two of Scotland’s biggest political figures have set out proposals for major new powers to be granted to Holyrood if Scots...

    4. February 11, 2014

      MPs voice concerns on BBC World Service

      There are insufficient guarantees about the future of the BBC World Service, leading MPs have warned, despite a pledge by...

    5. January 22, 2013

      Labour attacks 5,300 army job cuts

      Labour has accused the government of a “carry on regardless” strategy, after ministers announced 5,300 army job losses on...

    6. Westminster Blog

      December 21, 2012

      New US-UK extradition row breaks out over former UBS Libor trader

      A major new extradition row has broken out between Britain’s Serious Fraud Office and the US Department of Justice over...

    7. 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...

    8. July 16, 2012

      Cameron and Clegg seek to heal rifts

      David Cameron and Nick Clegg will this week attempt to heal coalition fractures after the acrimony over Lords reform with a...

    9. June 17, 2012

      Trident review to go ahead, say Lib Dems

      Senior Liberal Democrats insist that a review of the future of nuclear weapons will not be affected by a Ministry of Defence...

    10. May 31, 2012

      Home Office hits back at university plea

      The Home Office hit back at recent calls from British universities for foreign students to be excluded from the government’s...

    11. May 28, 2012

      Lib Dems vow to stay for full term

      Nick Clegg’s closest allies have vowed the Liberal Democrats will stick with the coalition for the full five-year term,...

    12. May 21, 2012

      Trident renewal contracts to be announced

      Ministers will announce this week which companies have been awarded £350m of contracts to begin design work on a new fleet...

    13. May 18, 2012

      Trident and the costs of deterrence

      Since 2006, the British government has been committed in principle to the full replacement of the country’s independent...

    14. May 17, 2012

      UK in cold war doctrine rethink

      The 40-year-old cornerstone of Britain’s nuclear deterrent doctrine – the ability to overwhelm Moscow’s ballistic missile...

    15. March 21, 2012

      Study counts cost of Trident

      Britain would save almost £84bn over the next 50 years if it were to abandon plans to replace the submarines that launch its...

    16. March 7, 2012

      Bomb kills six soldiers in Afghanistan

      A roadside bomb has killed six British soldiers in southern Afghanistan, inflicting the worst loss of life for British...

    17. March 2, 2012

      Clegg promises more powers if Scotland rejects independence

      Nick Clegg has promised that Scotland could enjoy more powers if it rejected independence and said the country was poised to...

    18. January 13, 2012

      Ooh aah président

      It is a great sadness that Eric Cantona’s flirtation with the idea of running for the French presidency may be no more than...

    19. January 11, 2012

      Ministers to take the fight to Scotland

      Westminster heavyweights are lining up visits to Scotland in the next few weeks as the campaign to save the Union picks up...

    20. August 21, 2011

      Cameron warned on human rights

      David Cameron has been warned by a senior Liberal Democrat to avoid trying to “water down” Britain’s commitment to human...

    21. May 6, 2011

      Forced retreat to ‘shires and suburbs’

      Liberal Democrats have taken their worst electoral hiding since the 1980s, as voters thanked them for their first year in...

    22. April 25, 2011

      Partners have little to celebrate

      David Cameron and Nick Clegg have long agreed that it is essential to the coalition that they maintain good relations at the...

    23. April 19, 2011

      UK sends military advisers to Libya

      Britain is to step up its support for rebels in eastern Libya fighting Muammer Gaddafi by sending 10 senior military...

    24. March 29, 2011

      UK moves to expel five Libyan diplomats

      Britain is taking steps to expel five Libyan diplomats from the embassy in London, William Hague, UK foreign secretary,...

    25. March 8, 2011

      Cameron praises ‘excellent’ foreign secretary

      David Cameron has thrown a protective arm around his “excellent foreign secretary” amid widespread political and media...

    26. March 7, 2011

      Hague defends ‘farcical’ Libya mission

      William Hague, the UK foreign secretary, blamed “a serious misunderstanding” for a botched military operation to send a...

    27. Westminster Blog

      January 18, 2011

      Will Chris Huhne regret attending BP's Russian signing ceremony?

      The energy secretary was at last Friday’s signing of the BP deal with Rosneft, although he says he had no involvement in...

    28. January 17, 2011

      Huhne under fire for blessing BP tie-up

      The government was on Monday accused of double standards on human rights, following the decision of Chris Huhne, energy...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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