Liberal Democrats

My profoundly impractical, unquenchably generous, thoroughly benevolent father

8 June 2019 9:00 am

My father Richard, who died last month aged 88, was a profoundly impractical man. He could not drive a car,…

Corbyn isn’t working – and Labour is being picked apart by its new enemies

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Protestors on the anti-Brexit marches have sensed an eerie absence. ‘What is it?’ I thought back in March as I…

What Muslims think

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Do you have sympathy with young Muslims who leave the UK to join fighters in Syria? It’s a hard question…

Peter Oborne’s diary: My Pakistan cricket tour, and what the ‘no’ campaign needs

6 June 2015 9:00 am

For the first time since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team six years ago, a Test match side…

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…

What opinion polls feel like from the other end of the line

9 May 2015 9:00 am

‘Are all of these questions about politics love — because I’m really not political?’ Oh dear. I’ve just lost another…

Portrait of the week

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Home The British economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2015, the slowest quarterly growth for…

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…

Danny Alexander’s diary: Trying to put an undercover reporter at ease, and the unicorn poop question

21 March 2015 9:00 am

It’s dangerous, in my line of work, to promise you’ll be anywhere by 8 p.m. I made this mistake recently,…

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…

How Alex Brooker made political interviews interesting again

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The other night on Channel 4, I watched the best political interview I’ve seen all year. It was with Nick…

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…

Ukip's logo is quite successful – in communicating a spirit of gung-ho crapness

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Now that the conference season is over, we can compare not just the party policies, but their logos too. Last…

Ed Miliband’s problem isn’t his image. It’s us

28 June 2014 9:00 am

That bacon bap earlier this month was not the cause of Ed Miliband’s unpopularity. Ed Miliband’s unpopularity was the cause…

Portrait of the week

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Home The government scrabbled together material for the Queen’s Speech, which promised measures to allow money to be put into…

Labour has proved that it speaks for London – and nowhere else

31 May 2014 9:00 am

So, now almost all the votes have been counted — except for those in the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets, where…

Nick Clegg's weird war with a former Gove adviser

17 May 2014 9:00 am

We’ve come to expect strange things from coalition government, but the events of the last few days have been particularly…

Could Jeremy Browne be the anti-Nigel Farage?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Conviction politics is back. The two men making the political weather at the moment, Alex Salmond and Nigel Farage, both…

The coalition is now an open marriage

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Without any fanfare or formal announcement, the government has moved into a new phase. ‘We’re not in a coalition now.…

How mansion taxes will make us all poorer

2 November 2013 9:00 am

There are few things most of us enjoy more than watching the value of our houses rocket. Every homeowner will…

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…

This cant about protecting children from porn is really about protecting the coalition

3 August 2013 9:00 am

I have tried very hard to become an afficianado of pornography, seeing as it is by far the most popular…