Nick Clegg

Portrait of the Week: the Brexit march, Nick Clegg’s new job and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, found herself in another crisis over Brexit. Backbenchers whispered that 48 letters were being…

Sidney Blumenthal: peddler of tired old clichés about British politics

12 September 2015 9:00 am

I remember Sidney Blumenthal from my time in Washington in the late 1980s when I was there as the first…

Portrait of the week

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, soon got used to the surprise of the Conservatives being returned in the general…

Portrait of the week

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Home The country went to the polls. David Cameron, the Conservative leader, prepared by going around with his sleeves rolled…

Portrait of the week

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Home The prospect of a parliamentary alliance between Labour and the Scottish National Party injected an element of fear into…

Nick Clegg’s public-school insult

11 April 2015 9:00 am

Married to a public-school man (I almost said boy) for many a long year, I can’t bring myself to disqualify…

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…

The art of political biography remains in intensive care if Giles Radice’s latest book is anything to go by, says Simon Heffer

21 March 2015 9:00 am

With the odd exception — I think principally of Charles Moore’s life of Margaret Thatcher — the genre of political…

Let Greece leave the eurozone

21 February 2015 9:00 am

To listen to Greek government ministers addressing the outside world during their breaks from negotiations with eurozone leaders this week,…

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…

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…

Everyone says they’re Charlie. In Britain, almost no one is

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Je suis Charlie indeed. This is the problem with placards — there is rarely enough room to fit in the caveats,…

The MH17 disaster

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, told Parliament that President Vladimir Putin of Russia should end his country’s support for…

Cameron was right to move Gove

19 July 2014 9:00 am

I tried to reach Michael Gove on Tuesday shortly after the news broke that he’d been moved to the Whips’…

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…

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…

Portrait of the week

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that inheritance tax ‘shouldn’t be paid by people who’ve worked hard and saved…

Portrait of the week

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said that the economy was working but the job…

Super-heads are a super-huge mistake

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Another month, so it seems, another super-head rolls. Not that many would have noticed the latest. Greg Wallace’s resignation as…

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…