Off to the North of England education conference – the traditional curtain raiser of the year.
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Wednesday 08 January 2014
Home Office Minister has joined Vince Cable at the top of the members’ list of good performers
Sunday 29 September 2013
Katy Guest opens search for UK’s influential gay, bisexual and transgender people
Tuesday 10 September 2013
A senior Liberal Democrat dashed the hopes of some activists yesterday that the party could quit the Coalition Government early, insisting it would continue the power-sharing deal with the Conservatives until the 2015 general election campaign begins.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Conservatives had abandoned 'very pro-green' language they used before election, he said
Monday 29 July 2013
Nick Clegg is under pressure from Liberal Democrat activists to pledge to bring back a 50p rate of tax on income over £150,000 a year even though he wants to keep the current 45p rate.
Michael Gove under fire for Department of Education's stonewalling of Parliament in response to MPs' questions
Sunday 28 April 2013
Education Secretary and his department face possible legal action to force better accountability
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Poll found half of members are dissatisfied with performance as leader, while Vince Cable is their favourite of the party's ministers
Sunday 10 March 2013
Sunday 11 November 2012
George Entwistle's 54 days as the BBC's Director-General might be considered short, but he lasted longer than many others in high-profile jobs.
Friday 19 October 2012
Our diarist is left agog by the Energy minister's speech and thinks five might be a crowd in the Coalition's "quartet"
Thursday 29 March 2012
The Labour Shadow Cabinet minister responsible for drawing up the party's policies for the next election is to step down from Westminster politics in an attempt to become the first directly elected mayor of Birmingham.
Saturday 21 January 2012
The Cabinet minister Chris Huhne has suffered a major setback in his fight to clear his name over allegations he dodged a speeding fine, as police won the right to obtain emails about the affair from his ex-wife.
Sunday 15 January 2012
The Secretary of State for Scotland tells Matt Chorley why he is quietly confident as he takes on Alex Salmond
Friday 30 December 2011
Sunday 16 October 2011
The way the Prime Minister handled the Liam Fox business suggests a man confident of his authority
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 1 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 4 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 5 How to gain confidence and maximise your sexual potential