Nick Clegg’s in a sweet spot.
Losing seats but gaining power is likely to be an apt title for any book written about the Lib Dems 2015 election experience.
Wishing it doesn’t make it so.
A minority Labour administration might govern the UK despite finishing runner-up in both England and Scotland.
Treasury minister does the dirty on coalition partners in 11th hour bid to win back votes.
Get your rose-tinted spectacles out.
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Some small victories aside, neither party comes out shining.
Visionary? Not any more.
The Liberal Democrats' 2015 campaign has ditched ideology and emphasised concrete policy plans – not a good move when they're struggling to be heard.
Yvette Cooper out on the beat.
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Labour and the Lib Dems have clashed over whether crime is going up or down. Which is it?
Nick Clegg’s manifesto is unlikely to make waves on tax.
The Liberal Democrats' tax plans are unlikely to make much of a difference.
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Surprise! Almost everyone supports gay marriage (even UKIP voters).
Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard leads the charge for Labour.
There are two types of election campaign; one consists of leader debates, speeches by politicians, press releases and photo opportunities organised by the national parties, together with media interviews…
UK politics is no longer a political tango for two, as this party leaders’ debate illustrated.
Voters in the UK are again looking beyond the traditional two-party system and look set to put paid to a famous proposition of political science.
Hot air or grounded fact?
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Lib Dem energy minister Ed Davey says renewable electricity has soared under the coalition. Is he right?
Please don’t abolish us.
If they get the Lords reform they're asking for, the Liberal Democrats might have to kiss goodbye to political influence entirely.
Your name’s not down.
Our immigration expert evaluates the manifestos of 16 political parties, to see how their policies on immigration stack up.
‘Sign it? I mean, have you
seen these new Facebook terms and conditions?’
The Liberal Democrats have been a lone voice among the parties calling for a digital bill of rights governing our growing use of the internet. But is it the right solution for the problem in hand?
For all of Nick Clegg's campaign promises, the Lib Dem's vision of early childhood isn't the clearest.
Not impressed: Nick Clegg would like to distance his party from Cameron’s on immigration.
The Liberal Democrats want a change in direction over immigration.
There’s few enough bright sparks here.
As one, the parties have missed the point when it comes to the digital economy and failed to recognise what's really needed.
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The Liberal Democrats' commitment to austerity will help cut the deficit, but likely come at the expense of growth.
The Lib Dems manifesto contains shades of other party colours.
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The Liberal Democrats piggyback on other parties' policies, but their health manifesto is the best so far.
Right to roam?
Ambitious climate targets, but nature policies leave a lot to be desired.