Nick Clegg comes bearing good will, and costly policies.
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The Lib Dems address key issues in skills and apprenticeships, but our expert takes issue with some of their policies.
A shadow of a policy.
The Lib Dems are making a big noise about mental health – but their manifesto's pledges are too thin to be taken seriously.
Education, education, errr…
Launching their 2015 election manifesto, the Liberal Democrats have sought to grab the political agenda with the words “from cradle to college”. So far, other parties have focused on the economy, healthcare…
Rahm Emanuel wins second term as mayor of Chicago.
A centrist against a liberal in Chicago but that's an outcome that reflects the city's unique political landscape
Coming or going?
Nick Clegg is in the fight of his political life – and his battleground constituency was once one of the safest seats in the UK.
The SNP and Plaid leaders worked together to show up the pack.
It nearly didn’t happen, but for the first time ever, the British public has heard from seven party leaders in one TV debate. And for the first time ever, Natalie Bennett, Nigel Farage, Nicola Sturgeon…
Closing up the gap?
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Nick Clegg has hailed the success of the coalition's policies in closing the gap between richer and poorer students. Is he right?
Extolling the virtues of the juicy middle.
The Liberal Democrats' appeal to the centre is mature and logical, but it's hard to see whose votes it could possibly win.
Money doesn’t always talk.
The Liberal Democrats would pump more money into mental health. But there is no sign of them actually changing the system.
Paying for higher education: not as hot a potato as you might have thought.
The SNP do it differently and it killed the Lib Dems - supposedly. But when it comes to paying for higher education, the public has fewer qualms.
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Even if Nick Clegg survives the election, he may not survive the Lib Dem bloodletting that's sure to ensue.
‘I’m busy that day anyway, chaps, so don’t worry about ole Nick’.
The debate shambles has reached its climax and guess who drew the short straw.
The big yellow box doesn’t loom large in the Lib Dem campaign.
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Alexander failed to pull a rabbit out of the yellow box, but the Liberal Democrats have more tricks up their sleeves.
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Party membership has long been declining across the political spectrum, but it's hitting the Lib Dems hardest.
Surprisingly little finger pointing went on at the conference.
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Against the odds (and the polls) the Liberal Democrats remain optimistic in the lead up to the general election.
Nick Clegg, still a bit of a third wheel in British politics.
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The Lib Dems may have upset the status quo, but there's no such thing as three-party politics.
It’s grim up North for the Tories.
The contest for 28 marginal seats could give a strong indication of the overall result in May.
He may not look it, but this guy is totally radical.
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Our drugs policy expert sheds some light on the Liberal Democrats' radical new proposals.
Never the twain should meet.
A grand coalition would look more like a Gothic horror story than a Disney fairy tale.
Where did it all go wrong?
Polling at 8% two months before polling day hardly bodes well – can the Lib Dems stop the bleeding?