Category - coalition

  • June 28, 2010

    Around the time that Norman Tebbit made his famous comments about unemployed people getting on their bikes, my father was doing just that.

  • June 27, 2010

    David Cameron has tried to use Armed Forces Day to whip up support for the unpopular war in Afghanistan, but the ruinous cost of ineffective military spending is clearly at odds with his government's rhetoric about the urgent need for cuts.

  • June 25, 2010

    Defence minister Peter Luff has drawn sharp criticism after declaring that the government will have no "embarrassment" about promoting sales for private arms companies.

  • June 23, 2010

    What kind of 'narrative' is the new post-election, post-budget coalition government trying to create, asks Simon Barrow, and what is its ratio of substance to spin, of new politics to old-fashioned collusion? Moreover, how will Labour and extra-parliamentary activists who question the underlying Westminster consensus respond?

  • June 8, 2010

    David Cameron has said the government's massive cuts will be delivered in a way that “strengthens and unites the country”. His words remind me of his colleague's George Osborne's claim that, when it comes to tackling the economic situation, “we're all in this together”.

  • June 2, 2010

    The coalition government will come under pressure on nuclear weapons today, as a number of new MPs from different parties visit Downing Street to call for government action on disarmament.

  • May 27, 2010

    In the many comments made about Michael Gove's appointment as Education Secretary, one area that has generally been overlooked is his unhealthy attitude to history teaching.

  • May 27, 2010

    Quaker activists have given a cautious backing to ministers' plans to crack down on cheap alcohol. But they have warned that the plans do not go far enough.

  • May 27, 2010

    The Mayor of London has begun legal proceedings to have the Christian peace activist Brian Haw forcibly removed from Parliament Square.

  • May 27, 2010

    A three-year-old Iranian child living in Britain is reported to have eaten hardly anything for two weeks after being traumatised by a raid on her home by UK immigration officials.