Nick Clegg

Portrait of the Week: the Brexit march, Nick Clegg’s new job and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, found herself in another crisis over Brexit. Backbenchers whispered that 48 letters were being…

Don’t look for any merit in meritocracy

3 June 2017 9:00 am

A few years ago, someone asked me how to fix social care costs for the elderly. One eventual idea of…

Would BBC1’s The Missing blow it in the concluding episode – like so many thrillers before it

3 December 2016 9:00 am

BBC1’s The Missing has been one of the undoubted TV highlights of 2016. Yet, even thrillers as overwhelmingly thrilling as…

Owe no: an average graduate must now repay debts of £44,035

Is a degree worth the debt?

12 March 2016 9:00 am

As today’s students face owing huge sums into their 50s, Constance Watson hears both sides of the argument

Sidney Blumenthal: peddler of tired old clichés about British politics

12 September 2015 9:00 am

I remember Sidney Blumenthal from my time in Washington in the late 1980s when I was there as the first…

Portrait of the week

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, soon got used to the surprise of the Conservatives being returned in the general…

Portrait of the week

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Home The country went to the polls. David Cameron, the Conservative leader, prepared by going around with his sleeves rolled…

Portrait of the week

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Home The prospect of a parliamentary alliance between Labour and the Scottish National Party injected an element of fear into…

Nick Clegg’s public-school insult

11 April 2015 9:00 am

Married to a public-school man (I almost said boy) for many a long year, I can’t bring myself to disqualify…

He’ll never admit it, but David Cameron is already plotting another deal with Nick Clegg

28 March 2015 9:00 am

The Prime Minister could never admit it, but he’s dreaming of – and scheming for – another coalition

Channel 4's The Coalition reviewed: heroically free of cynicism

28 March 2015 9:00 am

In a late schedule change, Channel 4’s Coalition was shifted from Thursday to Saturday to make room for Jeremy Paxman…

The art of political biography remains in intensive care if Giles Radice’s latest book is anything to go by, says Simon Heffer

21 March 2015 9:00 am

With the odd exception — I think principally of Charles Moore’s life of Margaret Thatcher — the genre of political…

Let Greece leave the eurozone

21 February 2015 9:00 am

To listen to Greek government ministers addressing the outside world during their breaks from negotiations with eurozone leaders this week,…

Why the Lib Dems aren’t scared of this election (and why they should be)

21 February 2015 9:00 am

One of the most remarkable features of this parliament has been the sangfroid of the Liberal Democrats. Nothing seems to…

How Alex Brooker made political interviews interesting again

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The other night on Channel 4, I watched the best political interview I’ve seen all year. It was with Nick…

Everyone says they’re Charlie. In Britain, almost no one is

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Je suis Charlie indeed. This is the problem with placards — there is rarely enough room to fit in the caveats,…

The MH17 disaster

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, told Parliament that President Vladimir Putin of Russia should end his country’s support for…

Cameron was right to move Gove

19 July 2014 9:00 am

I tried to reach Michael Gove on Tuesday shortly after the news broke that he’d been moved to the Whips’…

Danny Alexander on Scottish independence, income tax, Nick Clegg and George Osborne

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Danny Alexander, the coalition’s senior Scot, on cricket,on his battle for Britain and his colleague George Osborne

Why no one’s ready to oust Nick Clegg (except the Tories, of course)

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Nigel Farage is pretty good at giving people hangovers, and on Monday morning all three Westminster party leaders woke up…

Could Jeremy Browne be the anti-Nigel Farage?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Conviction politics is back. The two men making the political weather at the moment, Alex Salmond and Nigel Farage, both…

Portrait of the week

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that inheritance tax ‘shouldn’t be paid by people who’ve worked hard and saved…

Portrait of the week

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said that the economy was working but the job…

Super-heads are a super-huge mistake

7 December 2013 9:00 am

The system of parachuting top teachers into failing schools seems to have been a recipe for corruption

In it together? Matthew d'Ancona's book on the coalition is a huge letdown, says Peter Oborne

5 October 2013 9:00 am

There are two ways of being a political journalist. One is to stay on the outside and try to avoid…