04 April 2011
Back from drop-off at the school gate where, as parents, we work together to marshal our children. Inevitably, one...
UK Politics
28 March 2011
The part-fiction, part-fun story in yesterday's Sunday Telegraph about the Lib Dems generated a bit of speculation...
Politics
22 March 2011
Whether on European or on wider international issues, the Liberal Democrats sometimes strike others as a party obsessed...
UK Politics
16 March 2011
"What did you think of the cuttings?" a senior staffer in the Lib Dems asked on Monday, after the Sheffield...
12 March 2011
This morning I walked into the conference hall for the health debate and wondered if I might be in the wrong town...
UK Politics
11 March 2011
If you have never been to a party conference, I urge you to go at some point. It is completely different from any other...
09 March 2011
Ever worked for someone whom you want to garrote on a weekly basis, but to whom you are so dedicated you would happily...
04 March 2011
Ouch, Barnsley! If you have ever been to Lib Dem conference and spent the final night at the Glee Club, you will...
UK Politics
03 March 2011
What is the glue that holds the coalition together? In the early days, Oliver Letwin, one of the coalition's founding...
UK Politics
01 March 2011
A new prime minister walked in to Downing Street on less than 50 per cent of the vote. A predecessor went on the TV and...
Politics
18 February 2011
Sometimes seeing black can make me see red. It's that time of year, as February races into March, when people look at...
Politics
16 February 2011
To be a director of strategy in politics is fraught with so many contradictions that the newly appointed Andrew Cooper...
10 February 2011
"One appearance on Newsnight can close ten doors in Whitehall." I can't remember who said this, but recall...
Politics
08 February 2011
Iain Duncan Smith has undergone one of the most comprehensive rebrandings in modern politics. He was an abysmal failure...

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