Coalition

The Cory Show

24 July 2017 7:30 am

Senator Cory Bernardi is blitzkrieging the east coast at the moment, holding a series of meetings and interviews. I caught…

On Europe, Iraq and Syria why can’t our politicians just tell the truth?

9 January 2016 9:00 am

It has been over a month since Parliament voted to bomb Isis in Syria, yet in that time there have…

Chris Mullin’s diary: Murdoch’s men couldn’t face even a fictional Corbyn victory

19 September 2015 8:00 am

With four days to go until the result of Labour’s leadership election, a call from the Sunday Times. Would I…

At last, Britain can have its shale gas revolution

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Over the past week, the government has finally made a decisive move to kickstart a fracking industry in Britain. Licences…

The Charles Kennedy I knew, by Danny Alexander

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Charles Kennedy’s eloquence, intelligence and humour were famous in the Highlands long before his election to the Commons at the…

A clear-eyed account of socialism: Paul Higgins and Stella Gonet in ‘Hope’ at the Royal Court

If you thought politics was boring, you should check out today’s political theatre

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Writers and producers have shown little appetite for putting the coalition on stage. Several reasons suggest themselves. In 2010 wise…

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…

The election result that everyone expects – and no one wants

4 April 2015 9:00 am

To form a coalition, David Cameron had to give up the Prime Ministerial prerogative to determine when the election was…

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…

Channel 4's The Coalition reviewed: heroically free of cynicism

28 March 2015 9:00 am

In a late schedule change, Channel 4’s Coalition was shifted from Thursday to Saturday to make room for Jeremy Paxman…

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,…

Why the Lib Dems aren’t scared of this election (and why they should be)

21 February 2015 9:00 am

One of the most remarkable features of this parliament has been the sangfroid of the Liberal Democrats. Nothing seems to…

Proof that the schools revolution isn’t over

7 February 2015 9:00 am

For those who assumed that the removal of Michael Gove as Education Secretary marked the end of the Conservatives’ scholastic…

From coalition to chaos – get ready for the age of indecision

13 December 2014 9:00 am

A recent email from Samantha Cameron started an intriguing debate in the Prime Minister’s social circle. It was an invitation…

Has the Chief Inspector of Schools really gone rogue?

13 December 2014 9:00 am

What’s up with Sir Michael Wilshaw? The chief schools inspector was once seen as a pillar of common sense and…

How to fix the NHS: a doctor's prescription

18 October 2014 9:00 am

I’m a doctor, and I don’t care about the NHS. In this country, that’s an almost heretical statement — but…

Why it won’t be Ukip’s fault if Cameron loses

18 October 2014 9:00 am

How odd that David Cameron is still threatening us with ‘Vote Ukip, get Labour’, even after the Heywood and Middleton…

Why are the Lib Dems duffing up the Tories? To ensure another coalition

11 October 2014 9:00 am

The last Liberal Democrat conference before the general election has been dominated by denunciations of the ‘nasty’ Tories. Lib Dems…

The good fight

27 September 2014 9:00 am

It is a mark of the uncertainty of our policy in the Middle East that just over a year ago…

Danny Alexander on Scottish independence, income tax, Nick Clegg and George Osborne

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Danny Alexander doesn’t suntan well, but he looks more freckly than normal when we meet in HM Treasury.  He’s just…

If David Cameron can't get the floods right, all his hopes will wash away

15 February 2014 9:00 am

It is all hands to the pump in Downing Street. The entire No. 10 operation from the Prime Minister down…

David Cameron on tax, coalition, ‘green crap’ and Team Nigella

14 December 2013 9:00 am

It’s 9.30 a.m. on a Friday and David Cameron is about to head for his Oxfordshire constituency and work from…

David Cameron has lost the countryside

2 November 2013 9:00 am

When hunt supporters visit the office of a Tory cabinet minister these days, they like to turn up armed and…

In it together? Matthew d'Ancona's book on the coalition is a huge letdown, says Peter Oborne

5 October 2013 9:00 am

There are two ways of being a political journalist. One is to stay on the outside and try to avoid…

Coalition with Labour would suffocate the Liberal Democrats

21 September 2013 9:00 am

I write this in Glasgow, at the Lib Dem conference. Nick Clegg has invented a constitutional doctrine. The doctrine teaches…