The particularities of the British electoral system make working together unrealistic.
It will take bravery and vision, but a deal between opposition parties is the only sensible way to respond to a changed political landscape.
By calling a national vote now, the prime minister can strengthen her own position at home and at the Brexit negotiating table.
Theresa May has read the economic runes – and called an election while she still confidently can.
It's the biggest financial penalty ever paid by a British political party. Here's how the story unfolded.
Despite pages and pages of proposed amendments, not a single one was passed.
Australia shouldn't wade into the post-Brexit politics by supporting an idea to form a trading bloc based on the Commonwealth.
As pressure mounts, the prime minister needs to prove that her thinking is not 'muddled' on some key issues.
Forcing citizens to swear allegiance is misguided – and doesn't work.
Caroline Johnson won with a large majority in the by-election in Lincolnshire.
A tory political career ends, a Lib Dem's begins – and Labour loses its deposit.
The backlash against the singer's warm words for Theresa May are a reminder of a certain kind of intolerance.
Hammond has taken an oddly similar stance to former shadow chancellor Ed Balls: running a deficit and boosting infrastructure spending.
After a long career in retail, the former John Lewis CEO is switching to politics.
There appears to be a revolving door between Rupert Murdoch's papers and the Conservative Party.
This psychologist has studied equivocation for years, but had to invent a new category for the prime minister's unique style.
A High Street store may give Theresa May the model for bolstering the role of employees in how companies are run.
The Tories aren't always in the mood to do business's bidding.
The new prime minister has made social justice her brand. But the evidence shows just how big a job her predecessors left for her.
Her closing conference speech promised a plan to regain the centre and look after those in need, but the prime minister never quite got round to delivering it.