Coalition negotiations 2015

Can multi-party coalitions work? History says yes, yes, yes

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Party packs Is it possible to form a stable coalition with more than one political party? The Conservative/Lib Dem coalition…

Athenians didn’t need coalition negotiations. We should learn from them

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Whatever the result of the election, it has become clearer by the day that our ‘democracy’ is run by politicians…

The election when first past the post lost

9 May 2015 9:00 am

The defence of the Westminster first-past-the-post voting system is that while it’s certainly unfair, it delivers decisive results. A relatively…

The DUP’s Nigel Dodds may soon be propping up the Tories. What does he want?

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Nigel Dodds, the Democratic Unionist Party leader at Westminster, is reflecting drolly on his party’s recent popularity: ‘I certainly think…

Warning: you may be about to vote for more than one government

18 April 2015 9:00 am

For the last five years, I’ve been trying to get people interested in the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. No, don’t…

He’ll never admit it, but David Cameron is already plotting another deal with Nick Clegg

28 March 2015 9:00 am

David Cameron is honest to a fault — or so he told us this week. While cooking lunch in the…

Alex Salmond sets out his terms for Ed Miliband

28 March 2015 9:00 am

‘Would you like a glass of pink champagne?’ asks Alex Salmond at 3.30 p.m., sounding very much like a man…

A typical coalition Budget – designed to put the Tories back in power

21 March 2015 9:00 am

George Osborne usually tells his aides to prepare for each Budget as if it were his last. This time round,…