post 24 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Tories gnawing the Lib Dem lifebelt

The Tories are in danger of desperately gnawing through the very lifebelt they may need after 7 May. Put that to senior Tories and they acknowledge the problem but feel they can do no other.

post 20 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog David Cameron profile: Gary Gibbon speaks to the Conservative leader

If he did get back in, what sort of David Cameron would we see? The long gone husky-cuddling eco-warrior won't make a reappearance presumably.

post 31 March 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Nick Clegg, 'Yoda' Ashdown and the future of coalitions

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg blazed a trail by forging a coalition partnership with the Tories. And despite the criticism he has received, he now seems at peace with himself.

post 24 February 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Sir Malcolm Rifkind resigns: why he decided to stand down

The key moment in Sir Malcolm Rifkind's change of heart was the meeting with the chief whip on Monday.

post 02 February 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog The language of war in political campaigning

"All-out war" on mediocre schools; apparent threats to "weaponise" the NHS and the "battle" to win voters. A distraction from the real wars that dog the planet?

video 30 January 2015 Politics

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Cable: pessimism on Lib Dems 'wildly exaggerated' - video

Business Secretary Vince Cable says the Lib Dem pact with the Tories "was something we had to do" for the national interest, but slams their current approach on tackling the deficit.

post 27 January 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Hung parliament predictions harden, coalition recedes

The odds of a coalition after 2015 recede in your mind the more you chat around Westminster. It's not impossible. But it's not a hot favourite either.

post 23 January 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: how much has the coalition cost you?

Are you out of pocket thanks to coalition policies? And would it have been any different under a Labour government?

article 04 November 2014 UK
Norman Baker
Norman Baker quits with a swipe at Theresa May

The Liberal Democrat home office minister Normal Baker resigns, complaining that working under the home secretary was like "walking through mud".