coalition

  • 22 May 2010

    Pressure is growing on defence ministers, who appear to have ruled out including Trident in their strategic review. The Lib Dems have been accused of accepting Tory policy on the issue.

  • 20 May 2010

    Amid all the debate on our individual and collective freedoms and the manner in which the coalition will address such matters as the retention of DNA, the refusal to send those accused of terrorist ac

  • 19 May 2010

    As the new coalition government settles down, it is important to see past the hype and fear to the real issues of power, says Jill Segger. Asking tough questions of the powerful remains especially important in this new situation, with warning signs and signs of hope both in evidence.

  • 13 May 2010

    History has great comic timing. It is 350 years this month since a major political compromise with an uncanny modern-day parallel.

  • 13 May 2010

    Students and academics have called on the Liberal Democrats not to abandon their opposition to increases in university tuition fees now that they are in coalition with the Tory Party.

  • 13 May 2010

    The new Business Secretary Vince Cable has been urged to act on his view of the banking system by curbing the unethical investments of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

  • 13 May 2010

    The Green Party have urged Liberal Democrat supporters who object to their party's coalition deal with the Conservatives to join the Greens to achieve real change.

  • 13 May 2010

    Friends of the Earth have called on the new government to take urgent action to create a low carbon-economy. They said it should be a key priority for the coalition.

  • 12 May 2010

    The Liberal Democrats have been criticised by Green Party politicians and activists for the terms on which they have agreed a coalition deal with the Conservative Party.

  • 12 May 2010

    Last week the British public did something extraordinary. With millions of different views and motivations, we managed to vote in such a way as to deliver a hung parliament, driving the first wedge in the door of a system that has for too long kept most politicians far removed from democratic accountability.