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    1. May 8, 2015

      UK election: How Cameron killed his coalition

      On the eve of the longest election campaign in British history, Lynton Crosby, the Conservatives’ blunt strategist,...

    2. May 8, 2015

      Cameron will mourn the coalition

      My successor, Sir Jeremy Heywood, has a much less difficult job today than many expected: it will not be a coalition of...

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    1. May 6, 2015

      General election: Cameron ‘still fighting for a majority’

      David Cameron has maintained he is “still fighting for a majority” as the election campaign reaches its final stage,...

    2. May 4, 2015

      Vince Cable lays groundwork for Lib Dem coalition demands

      Vince Cable, one of the Liberal Democrats’ most senior figures, has insisted that his party would not form a coalition...

    3. May 3, 2015

      Cameron prepared to ‘move quickly’ to form coalition

      David Cameron and Nick Clegg are preparing for talks on a new Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition within hours of...

    4. May 3, 2015

      With a hung parliament increasingly likely — what happens next?

      Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence party, made a plea on Sunday: “If only we could debate the big issues,...

    5. April 30, 2015

      General election: The compelling case for continuity in Britain

      The hue and cry of Britain’s general election obscures an inconvenient truth. The first peacetime coalition since the...

    6. April 30, 2015

      General election: Tories and Lib Dems clash over benefits

      George Osborne on Thursday rejected Liberal Democrat claims that the Conservatives had put forward “secret” proposals...

    7. April 29, 2015

      Post-election chaos threatens to expose UK economic weaknesses

      For the past two years, Britain has been an island of prosperity off a continent in turmoil. The economy has expanded...

    8. April 29, 2015

      Britain should celebrate an election stalemate

      The British conceit has long been that its electoral system was superior to others because it delivered decisive,...

    9. April 29, 2015

      Cameron pledges to ban tax rises until 2020

      David Cameron will on Wednesday promise a law banning any rise in income tax, VAT or national insurance in the next...

    10. April 28, 2015

      The British economy after the coalition

      In what condition does the coalition government leave the UK economy? Needless to say, its members are fighting the...

    11. April 28, 2015

      Ministers cite security in effort to block details of Saudi deal

      The UK government is fighting to keep secret details of how it handled allegedly corrupt transactions related to a...

    12. April 28, 2015

      UK coalition calculator

      Polls suggest that the UK General Election on May 7 will result in a hung parliament. A coalition government, or a...

    13. April 26, 2015

      Tight UK election worries EU allies

      The UK’s neck-and-neck general election is beginning to rattle the country’s EU allies, who fear it will result in a...

    14. April 21, 2015

      Era of coalition government threatens to undermine democracy

      Britain’s first peacetime coalition government since 1931 was a very different sort of coalition from its predecessor....

    15. April 17, 2015

      General election: Simulations put Labour-led coalition ahead

      The current Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition has a less than 5 per cent chance of continuing into the next...

    16. April 16, 2015

      Entrepreneurs sign letter supporting Lib Dems

      Nick Clegg has won the backing of more than 50 entrepreneurs, who claim that “the country and business would benefit”...

    17. April 16, 2015

      Five things to know about the British election

      Very occasionally in politics things turn out to be as they seem. This may prove true of Britain’s election campaign....

    18. April 15, 2015

      General election: Clegg declares Lib Dems open to new coalition

      Nick Clegg has declared the Liberal Democrats open to business for a coalition with Labour or the Conservatives,...

    19. April 9, 2015

      Growth in UK food banks linked to welfare cuts, study finds

      A clear link between the rapid expansion of food banks in the UK and cuts to welfare and other local services under the...

    20. April 7, 2015

      Instability likely after five years of coalition

      All forecasters predict a hung parliament after May 7. That means either a coalition as in 2010, or, as in the...

    21. April 7, 2015

      Public servants still promised more than UK government can afford

      It is a bold claim: the government says the reforms to public-sector pensions that were introduced this month will be...

    22. March 31, 2015

      Guide to what happens in hung parliament

      TIMETABLE In depth UK general election The UK’s main political parties faces the prospect of a close and unpredictable...

    23. March 29, 2015

      The curtain falls on a successful coalition

      When in 2010 David Cameron struck a deal to rule in partnership with the Liberal Democrats, he wrong-footed both the...

    24. March 27, 2015

      What business wants from the UK election

      The Financial Times asked the chairmen and chief executives of FTSE 100 companies for views on the UK’s political...

    25. March 26, 2015

      Government loses attempt to oust Speaker

      David Cameron’s authority was dealt a blow by his own backbenchers, after his attempt to oust the Speaker of the House...

    26. March 26, 2015

      UK has come to terms with austerity, study suggests

      UK facing up to austerity, study suggests After five years of deep spending cuts, the British public has largely come...

    27. March 25, 2015

      Highs and lows of the UK’s coalition government

      Britain’s first peacetime coalition since the 1930s wound up this week with a low-key celebration: David Cameron handed...

    28. March 24, 2015

      Defiant Nick Clegg hails ‘durability of coalition’

      Nick Clegg struck a defiant note as he made what may have been his final appearance at the dispatch box as deputy prime...

    29. March 23, 2015

      The right sort of help for cyber security insurance

      The danger of cyber crime is no longer an unknown. The roster of companies recently damaged in attacks includes Target,...

    30. March 22, 2015

      Miliband moves to quash speculation about SNP deal

      The Scottish National party would not co-write Labour’s Budget “in a million years”, Ed Miliband said on Monday as he...

    31. March 19, 2015

      Plaid Cymru names its price for post-election power deal

      If David Cameron and Ed Miliband are weighing up possible coalition deals after the general election, they may want to...

    32. March 19, 2015

      Danny Alexander draws fire for ‘alternative Budget’ statement

      The Liberal Democrats would cut government spending back to its lowest level in nearly 20 years, Danny Alexander...

    33. March 18, 2015

      Osborne eases austerity as poll nears

      George Osborne has used his pre-election Budget to temper his austerity plans, seeking to soften his “Iron Chancellor”...

    34. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Osborne’s push to win hearts and votes

      George Osborne came to the Commons armed with a battery of data to support his claim that his economic plan is working....

    35. March 18, 2015

      UK Budget 2015: The chancellor’s speech

      Mr Deputy Speaker, Today, I report on a Britain that is growing, creating jobs and paying its way. We took difficult...

    36. March 18, 2015

      To austerity and beyond — the UK coalition’s record in power

      Key areas Economy Labour market Public finances Taxation Winners & Losers After 13 years of Labour rule, the...

    37. March 16, 2015

      Miliband rules out coalition between Labour and SNP

      Ed Miliband has categorically ruled out a formal coalition between Labour and the Scottish National Party in an attempt...

    38. March 15, 2015

      A chance for George Osborne to look beyond the UK fiscal deficit

      George Osborne likes to adopt the bearing of a man justly rewarded for holding to the straight and narrow. Britain’s...

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