The electorate punished the Liberal Democrats in the local elections. But the UK is becoming more liberal. And this is why the Tories, despite calls for Cameron to go the polls now, should stay in coalition with the Liberals.
Number 601 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No was asked by the indispensable Paul Waugh yesterday of David Cameron’s instant footnote in history, “Calm down, dear.”
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A cardinal rule of Britain’s unwritten constitutions is that the royals stay out of party politics. By class, upbringing, wealth and lifestyle they are not on the left. The Prince’s Trust would fit comfortably into the Blue Labour ideas of faith, flag and country and his work is pure Big Society. By contrast, Prince Charles’ [...]
If there were an Oh-God-I-Suppose-So-2AV I think I might join, because civic duty will drag me to a polling station on 5 May, where I will have to summon the motivation to vote for one alternative or the other.
It is a dire state of affairs that our first national referendum in 36 years could flounder in [...]
Less than 24 hours after being contacted by journalists – The Independent included – about why Andrew Lansley had decided to be the first Health Secretary in eight years not to attend the Royal College of Nursing Congress he’s decided he will go after all.
You may not have heard of The King Blues, you may not like their music if you have, but none of that matters. With the upcoming release of their third album Punk and Poetry, a sell out tour, a Summer packed with festivals and whispers of breaking into America, I wanted to talk to the band about what’s keeping them awake at night.
David Cameron’s loss of temper with Ed Balls, who was barracking him at Prime Minister’s Questions, instantly turned an unmemorable session into one that will enter the folklore.
On the substance of the clash between the principals, I thought Ed Miliband got the better of the Prime Minister on tuition fees, but lost on police numbers. [...]
Tomorrow, on March 26th, hundreds of thousands are expected to march in London, to demonstrate against the government.
The House of Commons is debating Libya – after the planes have gone in, for the Henry Porter Tendency who accuse Tony Blair of riding cliché over parliamentary accountability.
It seems as if it is an interesting debate, and as if Ed Miliband got the tone right in supporting liberal interventionism – a welcome recovery from [...]
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