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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. September 20, 2010

      Sombre tone lifts hearts and minds

      This was Nick Clegg’s austerity speech: sparse, sombre, lasting only 38 minutes. At times a lecture, at other times a plea...

    7. May 31, 2010

      Scottish MP with experience of defence and foreign affairs

      Michael Moore, the new Scottish secretary, has represented a Borders constituency for 13 years, writes Andrew Bolger.The...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. May 2, 2008

      Lib Dems defy odds to come second

      Nick Clegg on Friday hailed the Liberal Democrats as a party that could “win everywhere” after defying sceptics to pass...

    11. April 4, 2008

      Spotlight turns on MPs’ peculiar perks

      Margaret Beckett was paid £13,763 towards “service and maintenance charges” for her second home in her Derbyshire...

    12. October 24, 2007

      Loss leaders

      As Lady Bracknell might say, to lose one Liberal Democrat leader might be regarded as a misfortune but to lose two looks...

    13. October 18, 2007

      Mean to Ming

      It is hard not to feel sorry for Sir Menzies Campbell; but it is worth making the effort. For amid all the handwringing...

    14. October 17, 2007

      A biased age

      A wish to wrongfoot the ageist media was a factor in Sir Menzies Campbell's dramatic resignation as Liberal Democrat leader...

    15. October 16, 2007

      Third party risk

      If the Liberal Democrats did not exist, would it be necessary to invent them? The third party of British politics has been...

    16. October 16, 2007

      From venerable leader to vulnerable

      The tenor of the Liberal Democrats’ tributes to Sir Menzies Campbell on Monday night illustrated why their 66-year-old...

    17. October 16, 2007

      Succession fight seen as being between Clegg and Huhne

      Sir Menzies Campbell's successor as Liberal Democrat leader looks set to emerge from a head-to-head battle between Chris...

    18. October 15, 2007

      Sir Menzies Campbell’s resignation letter

      This is the full text of Sir Menzies Campbell’s resignation letter: When I was elected Leader of the Party in March 2006 I...

    19. September 21, 2007

      Upbeat reaction

      Liberal Democrat delegates in Brighton were heartened to see an "assertive" address from Sir Menzies Campbell, write Alex...

    20. September 20, 2007

      Campbell prepares to tackle age issue 'head on'

      Sir Menzies Campbell will attempt to shore-up his leadership of the Liberal Democrats today by tackling questions about his...

    21. September 17, 2007

      Conference flashpoints

      *Party divisions over a referendum on the revised EU treaty may come to the fore today as José Manuel Barroso, president of...

    22. June 14, 2007

      Observer: Much appreciated

      More from the movement among Liberal Democrats to line up Nick Clegg, home affairs spokesman, as leader-in-waiting, with...

    23. May 4, 2007

      British politics is competitive again

      A meltdown it was not. Widespread salivation at the prospect of humiliation in local and regional elections for Tony Blair...

    24. May 4, 2007

      'Mixed picture' is test for third party

      The Liberal Democrats early today forecast a "mixed picture" from the local elections in England, admitting the polls would...

    25. April 14, 2007

      Blair faces flak over Iraq on visit to Scotland

      Tony Blair paid what could be one of his last visits to Scotland as prime minister yesterday, only to come under heavy fire...

    26. March 22, 2007

      Budget : quotes

      QUOTES OF THE DAY 'I am told that in the last two centuries only one other chancellor has delivered 11 budgets, and then a...

    27. March 21, 2007

      Budget verdict: Instant reaction

      Political reaction ”He has finally given us a tax cut. He normally does that before a general election but he’s in such a...

    28. March 19, 2007

      Brown allies defend ‘Stalinist’ chancellor

      Labour MPs rode to Gordon Brown’s defence following accusations that he had exhibited a “Stalinist ruthlessness” in...

    29. September 22, 2006

      When a week is a good time in politics

      A successful party conference requires two elements. The first is tension beforehand to arouse interest in the proceedings....

    30. September 21, 2006

      Keep quiet at the back there

      It's Sir Menzies Campbell's big day today. He must be hoping his speech to the Liberal Democrat conference ends in a...

    31. September 20, 2006

      Kennedy signals desire forreturn to frontline politics

      Charles Kennedy signalled his desire to return to frontline politics nine months after being ousted as leader of the...

    32. September 17, 2006

      This Week in the UK

      The key economic release comes on Wednesday with the publication of the minutes from the last meeting of the Bank of...

    33. September 13, 2006

      Lib Dem leader claims moral responsibility to make wealthy pay more tax

      Sir Menzies Campbell has insisted that he still sees it as a "moral responsibility" to make the wealthy pay more in tax in...

    34. July 5, 2006

      Lib Dems call for law to halt bankers' US move

      Emergency legislation should be introduced to prevent the threatened extradition of three former NatWest bankers to the US,...

    35. June 21, 2006

      Nuclear pays its way

      As the government moves towards its expected formal pronouncement next month in favour of resuming the building of new...

    36. June 8, 2006

      Campbell tax plans aim to invigorate Lib Dems

      Sir Menzies Campbell will set out to invigorate his lacklustre leadership of the Liberal Democrats today by committing the...

    37. April 29, 2006

      Checks on £2.4m Lib Dem donation to resume

      The Liberal Democrats could face financial crisis after the electoral watchdog said it would reconsider the legality of a...

    38. April 26, 2006

      The green bandwagon

      David Cameron, the Conservative leader, has been attracting attention with eye-catching stunts to promote his environmental...

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