During the 1980s, the electoral function of the SDP/Alliance was to help the Conservatives win. This does not necessarily hold true 30 or so years on.
Posts Tagged: The Coalition
The two parties have proven that they can work effectively together in normal circumstances. These are not normal circumstances.
Yet even if their concerns don’t ultimately lead to them backing someone else, these shouldn’t simply be dismissed as having no consequences.
Nicky Morgan: A bedrock Conservative belief – that we mustn’t wait for the state to act before doing so ourselves
How I saw civil society at work recently in Israel, across the religious and ethnic divide, and am helping to build it up in Loughborough.
At best, sending him to Guantanamo failed – and at worst it backfired spectacularly.
To make STPs work, Ministers need to have the courage of their convictions. That starts with the NHS and social care budget, of which STPs should take full control.
Iain Dale: “Um…I…er…it depends on the context.” The stinking hypocrisy of the new LibDem MP over Turkey.
Plus: Trump’s tactics, Labour’s splits, and LibDem divisions.
Ministers are likely to find a stake valuable – and may find it useful for targeted infrastructure spending.
Carolyn Fairbairn: If the Government gets its Industrial Strategy right, we can help make the economy stronger and fairer
We need sectoral centres of excellence that strengthen our economy, create higher wage jobs and help us trade across the globe.
Even if she wanted to, she couldn’t reduce her department’s budget without a change in the law.
Hammond, Green, the Work and Pensions Select Committee – even Clegg. All agree that it needs reviewing at least. And not before time.
Whether or not May wants an early election is beside the point: recent events illustrate why governments shouldn’t be imprisoned in office.
The Government has wisely decided not to put into effect a process that would end with newspapers having to pay costs for failed actions against them.
The first in a series of videos that traces the story of the departing Prime Minister’s years in Downing Street.
The number of Acts passed under both is practically the same.