A general election is looming. With no working majority, Boris Johnson found himself cornered last week by an unlikely alliance bent on stopping a no-deal Brexit. The alliance share a common enemy for now, but how long can this coalition last? For one, there’s no love lost between Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson; and the SNP are gunning for a clean sweep in Scotland, with the odds looking good. With an election in sight, the Remain alliance may find their differences are too deep to bear.
In this week’s cover piece, Katy Balls looks at the likely challenges that will test the alliance's unity. Will they form an electoral pact? Could Swinson accept Corbyn as a caretaker prime minister? Would the Liberal Democrats prop up a minority Labour government? She is joined by Polly Mackenzie, chief executive of Demos and former advisor to Nick Clegg, to discuss what's next.