Nick Clegg has robbed my party of its soul - he must go now
By Mathew Hulbert - 19 September 16:04

Those on the left of the party have been treated with contempt as Clegg seeks to transform the Lib Dems into a free market sect.

Why Labour can't wait any longer to pledge to scrap the bedroom tax
By George Eaton - 19 September 15:26

After surfing a new wave of outrage against the measure, the party can't turn back this time.

Labour must now clear a higher bar on the minimum wage
By James Plunkett - 19 September 12:13

Vince Cable's announcements have allowed the Lib Dems to make the running on low pay but they still leave an opportunity to set out a tougher approach.

Beyond Westminster, Labour is rebuilding itself as a movement
By Jon Cruddas - 19 September 9:40

In constituencies across the country, Labour is turning itself from a declining party of the twentieth century into a vital movement of the 21st.

The Tories draw level with Labour in new poll
By George Eaton - 19 September 8:09

The latest YouGov poll shows the two parties tied for the first time since March 2012 but the figures would still leave Labour just three seats short of a majority on a uniform swing.

Clegg has gambled his party's future on another hung parliament
By George Eaton - 18 September 17:21

His decision to remake the Lib Dems as a centrist "party of government", rather than a centre-left outfit, could prove ruinous if the next election doesn't produce the right result.

Nick Clegg's speech to the Liberal Democrat conference: full text
By New Statesman - 18 September 15:31

"In the past the Liberal Democrats would eke out an existence on the margins of British politics. Now we hold the liberal centre while our opponents head left and right."

Get ready for another 12 months of disappointment, Scotland
By James Maxwell - 18 September 13:55

This time next year we’ll know which campaign Scots disliked the least.

Labour appoints Patrick Hennessy as deputy director of communications
By George Eaton - 18 September 12:21

The party says the Sunday Telegraph's political editor will "sharpen Labour’s attack stories, improve message discipline and ensure the party delivers a 24-hour news cycle."

Labour as the party of civil liberties? We won't be fooled that easily
By Richard Morris - 18 September 11:05

It is the Liberal Democrats that have secured the return of the freedoms curtailed by Labour.

We need an enterprise revolution to tackle the scandal of youth unemployment
By Liam Byrne and Chuka Umunna - 18 September 10:24

The coalition has failed to help would-be entrepreneurs innovate their way into work. Labour will show that we can do better.

Local Lib Dems campaigned against free school meals as "food for the richest kids"
By George Eaton - 18 September 8:41

Lib Dem activists in London and elsewhere opposed Labour's introduction of the policy now adopted by Nick Clegg.

Clegg's free school meals plan raises the bar for Labour
By George Eaton - 17 September 17:53

While Miliband can only complain about the "cost of living crisis", Clegg and Cameron can act now.

Why Clegg could still face a leadership challenge next year
By George Eaton - 17 September 15:27

Lib Dem activists suggest that Clegg's position could still come under threat if the party finishes fourth or fifth in next year's European elections.

The Lib Dems' pledge to protect the NHS from cuts is another snub to Cable
By George Eaton - 17 September 11:28

The Business Secretary has long warned that ring-fencing some departments from cuts is not "a very sensible" approach.

Vince Cable and Danny Alexander's tug of war continues
By George Eaton - 17 September 9:14

After publicly disagreeing over the danger of a new housing bubble, the Lib Dem pair find themselves at odds over the end of the coalition.

Clegg's narrow victory on the 50p tax rate shows how divided the Lib Dems are
By George Eaton - 16 September 18:03

Lib Dem delegates voted by a majority of just four (224-220) not to pledge to reintroduce the 50p rate as Clegg and Farron divided.

Tory MP Tim Loughton apologises after criticising Sarah Teather for failing to "produce" a family
By George Eaton - 16 September 17:01

Former education minister claimed the Lib Dem MP was a poor families minister because she "didn't produce one of her own".

The Lib Dems' failure to defend our rights means Labour is now the party of civil liberties
By Sadiq Khan - 16 September 16:10

From the lobbying bill to secret courts and legal aid, too often Nick Clegg's party have been the lobby fodder the Tories need to deliver their attacks on our freedoms.

Cable's most serious challenge yet to Cameron's authority: "Jeremiah was right"
By George Eaton - 16 September 13:49

The Business Secretary's repeated attacks on the Tories in his speech and his warnings of a new housing bubble meant it was easy to forget he is serving in the government at all.

Lib Dems order MPs not to refer to the "bedroom tax" in leaked media advice
By George Eaton - 16 September 12:29

The party's "lines to take" memo, accidentally emailed to journalists, includes a section reminding MPs that the bedroom tax "is not a tax".

Clegg at odds with Farron as he rejects calls to restore 50p tax rate
By George Eaton - 16 September 11:00

The Lib Dem leader could face defeat this afternoon after he argues against changing "one very specific symbolic tax rate" in opposition to the party president.

Clegg: I can't force Vince Cable to defend me on the economy
By George Eaton - 16 September 9:03

With Cable planning to stay away from the key Lib Dem conference vote on the economy, Clegg says: "I don't run a bootcamp, I don't tell people when they have to turn up for a meeting."

Lord Ashcroft's marginals poll gives Labour and the Lib Dems reasons to be cheerful
By George Eaton - 15 September 11:12

Labour has a 14-point lead in the 32 most marginal Tory-Labour seats, while the Lib Dems are just three points behind the Conservatives in the eight most competitive Tory-Lib Dem seats.

How Clegg removed criticism of Tim Farron from his Lib Dem rally speech
By George Eaton - 14 September 20:24

The deputy PM was due to say "I know that some people in our party don’t like us being too nasty to Labour" after the Lib Dem president said he didn't want to "diss" Ed Miliband.

Where Vince Cable's idea of 'forward guidance' on the minimum wage came from
By George Eaton - 14 September 15:27

In a New Statesman blog earlier this week, Gavin Kelly suggested that the Low Pay Commission could set out "the path of future increases in the minimum wage over a number of years".

Labour will soon pledge to scrap the bedroom tax, says Scottish welfare spokesman
By George Eaton - 14 September 13:52

Jackie Baillie says "you can expect an announcement relatively soon" as Lib Dem Shirley Williams brands the policy "a big mistake".

Michael Gove is right: some poor families do budget badly - but it's not their fault
By Sam Sims - 14 September 9:54

As the new book Scarcity shows, a severe lack of money systematically impairs our ability to focus, make decisions and control our impulses.

Paddy Ashdown and Ming Campbell take pre-conference swipes at Cable
By George Eaton - 13 September 15:37

Campbell tells Cable "don't be quite so gloomy" and Ashdown says that Clegg's enemy Lord Oakeshott is "Vince’s problem".

The best thing about the Lib Dems? We do our fighting in public
By Richard Morris - 13 September 14:03

Osbornomics, tuition fees, Trident, the 50p tax rate, nuclear power. Whatever you think of the Lib Dems, you can’t say we hide our debates away.

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