In the best of all worlds, standards would be upheld voluntarily. But in the world we have, we seem to need rules – and sometimes to extend them.
Plus: A return to Fleet Street. A venture to Edinburgh. West Ham win, David Laws loses. And: UKIP’s London members will have no say in the selection of its Mayoral Candidate.
Plus: Farewell, Ivan Massow. How Eric Pickles cost me £50,000. David Laws’ new book. And: the rise of Jeremy Corbyn is my fault.
The party’s election line-up demotes or sidelines prominent left-wingers and gives vital portfolios to men better-disposed towards the Conservatives.
Although Cameron and the Chancellor expected the deficit to be far smaller by now, they still have a credible strategy for dealing with it.
The Lib Dems will be campaigning in the election against their own record in Government.
Take that, Dominic Cummings!
We shouldn’t exaggerate the levels of tension within the Coalition, but this latest spat is still worse than usual.
There are better ways of hitting back at Clegg than responding in kind.
The party is trying to professionalise while retaining its insurgent appeal. We take a look at the man tasked with the job.
Were the next election to produce a hung Parliament, Browne would surely urge the formation of a second blue-yellow coalition.
It was interesting earlier watching the Tory benches smile as David Laws represented the Coalition during an emergency statement on spending cuts. I suspect the Chief Secretary is quickly going to become their favourite "honourable ally". Here are some key statements from George Osborne's number two: The Coalition needed to act quickly given the mess […]