A new Politics was a False Dawn

A week after the coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats formed, I wrote about the possibilities of a new politics, where the two parties would work together for the good of the country and, if successful, then this more cooperative approach...

A zeal for cuts

The coalition government has been accused of being ideologically obsessed with shrinking the size of the state, at whatever the social costs. Whilst they maintain that the current and future cuts are unavoidable; there is no alternative, they say. Who is right?...

The Dawn of a New Politics?

With the coalition government nearly a week old, the question many people are asking is if this is the start of a new politics. A full coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats took most commentators by surprise, including myself. The key to the...

The choice for the Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats have a difficult choice to make over this weekend. Do they: Form a coalition with the Conservatives Form an agreement with the Conservatives to work together in some areas, but stop short of forming a coalition Form a coalition with the Labour...