The upsides and downsides for Labour of the Lib-Con deal

by Stephen Tall on May 12, 2010

The decision by many Labour MPs during Tuesday to kaibosh any kind of ‘progressive alliance’ deal with the Lib Dems was doubtless motivated by many reasons: some good, some bad.
I’m sure some Labour MPs genuinely felt that, after 13 years of government, and having crashed to their heaviest election defeat in a generation, their […]

The five Lib Dems who will sit in the Lib-Con cabinet

by Stephen Tall on May 12, 2010

As at lunchtime, here’s what we know:

Deputy Prime Minister – Nick Clegg
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills – Vince Cable
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change – Chris Huhne
Secretary of State for Scotland – Danny Alexander
Chief Secretary to the Treasury – David Laws […]

I disagreed with Nick. And I was wrong. Maybe.

by Stephen Tall on May 12, 2010

It’s two months since I wrote a post here on Lib Dem Voice with the self-explanatory title: 5 reasons Nick Clegg should rule out a coalition now. It’s interesting in the light of the last 24 hours to re-visit my reason number one: “A coalition is a non-starter, so let’s just rule it out now”. […]