Difficulties need flagging up.
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The SNP's big Scottish victory might appear to put full fiscal autonomy right back on the agenda. But here's why it doesn't.
Women in the front row after cabinet reshuffle.
After all the speculation, we now know how all the parties fared in the general election. But what about women? Was this a good outcome for them? The answer is a qualified yes. Women comprised a record…
The fearsome 56?
Scotland's pre-eminent historian analyses the road ahead for Scotland and the United Kingdom.
Culture wars ahead for the Beeb?
On the face of it, John Whittingdale's appointment as media and culture secretary spells trouble for the BBC.
This Conservative Party leaflet kills three birds with one stone and is a classic example of Lynton Crosby’s campaign strategy.
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The British Conservative government’s re-election is the latest and perhaps most startling electoral triumph for Australian political strategist Lynton Crosby. So how did he do it?
Holding back the tide.
Six hundred years separate two post-election protests, but the issues at hand are strangely similar and the mistakes too easily repeated.
U.S. President Barack Obama listens to British Prime Minister David Cameron.
The decisive Conservative victory in the UK may deal a blow to the "special relationship" with the United States on issues of global defense and security.
There may be trouble ahead…
The two epochal fights that will define Cameron's second term are coming into view – and he's starting to feel the pinch of a tiny majority.
London, the morning after the election.
The British election has come and gone, and the results have confounded the expectations of most pollsters. Words such as “historic,” “extraordinary” and “political earthquake” have been used to describe…
He’s going to need some backup.
Top dogs held over, old debts repaid, Boris pending – Cameron's fantasy cabinet covers all the bases.
Calling the shots? Markets take stock.
Markets were always likely to prefer a Conservative majority to any other result, but they might need some policies diluted for the gains to be sustained.
This was supposed to be the "social media election" but in the end it was those who moved beyond horse-race journalism, on whatever platform, who excelled.
What does a Conservative majority mean for schools?
The new majority Tory government now has the confidence in pursuing its aspirational education manifesto.
Five more years: David Cameron returns to Number 10 Downing Street.
A stunning surprise put the Conservatives back in power with no need for a coalition, while the Scottish nationalists stormed to victory north of the border. What now?
The prime minister after winning his seat in Witney.
After what must be the most irresponsible campaign ever by a governing party, there are choppy waters for the Tories to navigate
Cheers from the SNP as Labour’s Jim Murphy loses his seat.
After the astonishing events of the 2015 election, offering to implement the Smith proposals in Scotland will not suffice. The Tories will have to think bigger.
Under Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish National Party has swept Scotland at Labour’s expense.
The Murdoch press strategy of supporting the Conservatives in England and the SNP in Scotland reflected a common interest in denying Labour government in the UK election.
On May 8, a new battle begins.
One of the consequences of the SNP's rise is that the new UK government will have very few seats in Scotland. This looks set to become a hot potato after the election.
The PM does plain talk on BBC Question Time, April 30.
From spontaneous selfies to the spin room, the communications gurus have excelled themselves this time around
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at an election rally.
Americans unhappy with our two-party system only need look at the British election this week for an alternative. But they might not like what they see.