The leader is encouraged by where the party made gains in the UK.
The miscarriage of justice was technically caused by technology – but actually came down to human greed and arrogance.
“We need much greater transparency as Cameron himself once called for”, says the Lib Dem leader.
“Some of them have had to sign contracts for accommodation – so it’s quite a complicated issue, and I don’t see the Government talking about it at all.”
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.
The previous government tended to over-promise and under-deliver on matters like restricting new turbines. With the Liberal Democrats out, will that change?
Both parties hammered the Lib Dems as a clutch of very slender victories gave Labour their point of light on election night.
The new Energy and Climate Change Secretary epitomises the belief of the Cameroons that they can dominate politics for many years to come.
We Conservatives should instinctively support the passing of fewer Acts of Parliament and better, more extensive scrutiny of legislation.
Plus: The irresistible Andrew Kennedy. Labour’s Rochester & Strood failure. Where’s a) Mo Ansar? b) Helen Grant c) The Bow Group? In praise of Andrew Neil. And: Lots of bad language
Like most essential commodities, if we can’t produce enough electricity of our own at a reasonable price, then we should import it instead
Conservative members regard it as not just a significant u-turn, but also a good one – but what does it say about Cameron’s convictions?
The sitting MP is none other than Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Will local Tories attack his greenery or emulate it?