He could have then called, and won, a second General Election. So why did he strike a deal with the Lib Dems?
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Would the Conservatives survive an EU In/Out Referendum in one piece?
He would find it hard to sell a second Lib/Con coalition to his party…or to serve in a Lib/Lab coalition as Deputy Prime Minister.
Stephen Tall: Why my heart won’t be too heavy this week when I vote Conservative (in a manner of speaking)
Clegg has failed to make the positive case for reform, which grieves me. And Cameron is making a case for it which will grieve much of his party.
A mixed economy, an internationalist country, live and let live – the ideals I’d like to see it stand for.
Lessons from voting behaviour applied to this year’s Scottish referendum – and a future EU one.
I offer Conservatives and Liberal Democrat different reasons for writing on this site. Both are true – but here’s a third.
On the economy, Labour has been manoevered into going exactly where its opponents want it to be.
The Institute of Directors, the Economist, the Centre for Entrepreneurs, the CBI…none of them cared for James Brokenshire’s speech.
The Liberal Democrat leader is striving to boost his appeal to persuadable Conservative supporters as well as Labour ones.
Stephen Tall: It’s May 2015. Cameron’s won a majority. And here’s some advice for him from his Chief Whip…
Keep the LibDems on board while appeasing the right. Prepare for full-on conservatism. Oh, and one other small thing…
Clegg may seem to lack authority, but consider its abuses – as in the case of Howard Flight.
Mind you, Heath’s Law probably applies: “The next election will resemble the last election more closely than most people believe.”
Okay, I’ll stick my neck out…The polling averages for the partieswill be Labour 36 per cent, Conservatives 33 per cent, Ukip 14 per cent, Lib Dems 10 per cent.
Labour: Up, but economically weak. Conservatives: Down, but not out. UKIP: Fantastic year, but still vulnerable. LibDems: Flatlining, but may again hold the balance.