Student Former NSA analyst Edward Snowden leaked details of the secret programmes that critics say violate privacy rights

The former US intelligence agent Edward Snowden is standing as a candidate in the election for Student Rector at Glasgow University.

Cable dismisses Tory hopes in by-election

The Tories have no chance of winning next month's key Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election, Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable declared today.

Cable gives contradictory views over raising student tuition fees

Vince Cable the Liberal Democrat Business Secretary, disclosed last night that he would vote in favour of raising student tuition fees in next week's crucial Commons vote, only to backtrack in a later interview. Mr Cable, whose department has responsibility for universities, said: "Obviously I have a duty as a minister to vote for my own policy – and that is what will happen."

Steve Richards: Power silences the doubters – for now

Clegg's insistence that the speed and depth of the cuts are necessary is the one that will be tested over the next few years. Party members are watching nervously

Steve Richards: Clegg has no room for manoeuvre

Clegg's agile positioning in the aftermath of the election is undermined almost fatally by his apparently enthusiastic support for the risky spending cuts that define the Coalition

Mark Pack: We are now facing sobering reality of sharing power

"Just heard a rumour that Charles Kennedy will defect to Labour as soon as they find the WMDs in Iraq". So tweeted Liberal Democrat councillor Nick Barlow over the weekend, summarising one of the reasons why the story of Charles Kennedy's defection to Labour never seemed credible.

Miliband opens doors to disaffected Lib Dems

Labour leadership contender Ed Miliband today extended an open invitation for frustrated Liberal Democrat MPs to defect.

Lib Dems to discuss closer ties with Labour at election

Consultation document warns of damage done by deal with Tories, as ex-leader denies defection claim

Nick Clegg laughs off Charles Kennedy defection rumour as 'nonsense'

Nick Clegg tonight laughed off rumours that one of his predecessors as Liberal Democrat leader was defecting to Labour.

Charles Kennedy and wife to split

The former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy and his wife, Sarah, are to separate.

Simon Hughes launches Lib Dem deputy bid

Simon Hughes today launched his bid to become deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, with the backing of outgoing deputy and Business Secretary Vince Cable.

John Rentoul: The gent's definitely for turning

The coalition will succeed precisely because of the Prime Minister's prowess with the deft about-face

The long road leading to No 10

The new coalition may have come as a shock to many, but the courtship has been going on for years. Political Editor Jane Merrick reports

Lib Dems: 'Can we deliver? This manifesto is the answer'

The message from Nick Clegg was stark: only our figures add up

Is No 10 set to hear the patter of tiny feet again?

For 150 years, British prime ministers were free to concentrate on the statesmanlike pursuit of high-powered diplomacy and the lofty responsibility of running the country, rather than the more mundane concerns of nappy changing and midnight feeds.

Steve Richards: Liberal Democrats' hour has come round at last

At least Clegg knows his voice will be heard when before it would have been drowned out
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