Conservative MPs use the existence of civil partnerships as an argument against gay marriage but a significant number voted against them in 2004.
Party activists are tired of being told that there is such a paucity of Lib Dem talent that the former Energy Secretary leaves a vacuum behind him.
It was the dramatic advances in gay rights delivered by the Blair government that made the introduction of equal marriage possible.
Tory MPs see the Education Secretary's politicisation of his department as a case study in how to beat the Whitehall system.
State-backed regulation would be much the best outcome. But Oliver Letwin's proposal of a Royal Charter might just be acceptable.
Lib Dem activists point out that the party has gained seats in recent local elections.
Former Lib Dem Energy Secretary announces that he will resign his Eastleigh seat after changing his plea to guilty following the opening of his trial.
The Chancellor backs down and announces that regulators will have the power to break up banks that try to evade new rules.
After the PM falsely claimed the coalition "was paying down Britain’s debts", the UK Statistics Authority points out that the national debt has risen by £300bn.
Tory MPs need to remember that just six per cent of voters name the EU as one of the most "important issues" facing Britain.
Conservative MPs are planning to demand the removal of Osborne as Chancellor if the economy fails to recover by May.
Public debate is in a bad way when efforts aimed at achieving a better gender balance can be dismissed.
A single parent working part-time on the minimum wage could pay £404 more in council tax from this April.
Defence Secretary forced to clarify that the PM's pledge to protect spending only applies to defence equipment, not the total budget.
The decision to reduce the budget for council tax support by 10 per cent means low-income households face a tax increase of up to £600.
The German economy, with its works councils, its regional banks and its vocational training system was much better equipped to deal with globalisation than we were.
The Prime Minister may encourage Tory Europhobes to believe he can change the shape of the EU — but, as our history shows, he can’t.
New polling by the Fabian Society shows that 18-34 year olds are significantly more pro-European than the previous generation.
The Labour leader had the stats on his side but will voters accept his distinction between 'good' borrowing and 'bad' borrowing?
The afternoon's Europe debate is purposely designed to discomfit Labour. But Miliband's high-minded opposition is a risky strategy.
Electoral Commission says proposed referendum question "should be replaced by more neutral wording".
Jeremy Hunt has "never been to Rupert Murdoch's house", says a spokeswoman, but what about Michael Gove?
Guido Westerwelle criticises Cameron's EU demands and warns that "'You either do what I want or I’ll leave!' is not an attitude that works".
Labour and the Lib Dems must support a bill that restores the right of all citizens to comprehensive care.
The government claims to want to reduce costs and increase quality. It can't have it both ways.
The Autumn Statement was never meant to become a "second Budget" but Osborne has made it one. And the Treasury Select Committee is right to say so.
The likely defeat of the boundary changes by Labour and the Lib Dems means the Tories will need a lead of seven points to win a majority in 2015.
Tory MPs are in no hurry to dismiss the possibility that Downing Street leaked the story to expose a small rebel cell early in its development.
Is the Chancellor hoping the public will forget he's responsible for raising taxes?
Rather than defending existing social security entitlements, politicians need to mobilise public support for a new set of social investment priorities.