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By Staff blogger - 13 May 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on the 55 per cent rule, PMs and their Oxford degrees, and Elen

Will this poster return to haunt the Lib Dems?
By George Eaton - 13 May 13:42

Tories and Lib Dems are likely to raise VAT in first Budget, warn economists.

Where are all the women in parliament?
By Samira Shackle - 13 May 13:37

The progress of female MPs is faltering. More must be done to ensure that “Blair’s Babes” and “Camer

Sarkozy: Cameron will end up a pro-European
By George Eaton - 13 May 11:24

“He’ll start out Eurosceptic and finish up pro-European,” says French president.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 May 9:00

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 12 May 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Harman’s leadership, the George’n’Vince show and Europe.

Fixed-term parliaments won’t prevent a second election
By George Eaton - 12 May 16:29

This government is unlikely to last until 2015.

The Clegg/Cameron doorstep face-off
By Sophie Elmhirst - 12 May 14:56

Why they can’t keep their hands off each other.

Is Cameron a 21st-century Disraeli?
By Jason Stamper - 12 May 13:57

Dave climbs the greasy pole.

Me and David Cameron: the Nick Clegg coalition rap
By Yo Zushi - 12 May 11:47

What could have led the Lib Dem leader down the aisle with the dark (blue) side?

The new cabinet: who’s made it in?
By George Eaton - 12 May 10:58

All the new cabinet posts as they come in.

The Lib Dem–Tory coalition: why I am delighted
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 May 9:02

The Lib Dems have always argued that coalition government can work. Now they have a chance to prove

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 May 9:02

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 May 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on the coming Tory deal, Andy Burnham and former politicians.

This is not the long-awaited progressive moment
By David Clark - 11 May 15:35

The deal being touted in Westminster is a mirage that risks luring progressive politics into the wil

All the stupid things people have said today
By Sophie Elmhirst - 11 May 15:27

And I’m looking at you, Malcolm Rifkind, and you, John Redwood.

Roy Jenkins would never have settled for AV
By George Eaton - 11 May 14:32

Liberal icon warned that the Alternative Vote can prove even less proportional than first-past-the-p

London calling the shots
By Chris Smith - 11 May 13:32

London Labour has been buoyed by election results thought impossible a year ago.

Nick Robinson and the rainbow coalition
By Jon Bernstein - 11 May 13:17

“Audacious” move leaves BBC man dazed, if not confused.

Just when you thought the poster spoofs were over . . .
By Samira Shackle - 11 May 11:52

The election campaign might be over, but that doesn’t mean the game is up for internet spoofs.

Osborne: Tory minority government is not an option
By George Eaton - 11 May 11:45

Shadow chancellor says the Tories cannot remain in government without the support of the Lib Dems.

Gordon Brown’s resignation: the front pages
By Samira Shackle - 11 May 9:38

A selfless sacrifice, or an attempted coup? Here’s what the papers have to say on Brown’s surprise r

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 May 9:01

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

A progressive alliance: the numbers
By George Eaton - 10 May 21:04

Alliance could hope to count on the support of 330 MPs.

Video: Adam Boulton v Alastair Campbell
By Jon Bernstein - 10 May 19:40

Sky News man in angry exchanges with Tony Blair’s former aide.

Gordon Brown’s statement: full transcript
By Jon Bernstein - 10 May 19:29

“I have no desire to stay in my position longer than is needed.”

The other Lib Dem-Tory talks
By Eduardo Reyes - 10 May 17:57

Facebook friends and enemies.

Electoral reform is a “deal-breaker” for 80 per cent of Lib Dems
By Samira Shackle - 10 May 17:01

Poll shows party members are in favour of discussions with the Tories -- but reform remains paramoun

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 May 17:01

The five must-read blogs from today, on David Davis, David Miliband and the Tory inquest to come.

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