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‘Nick Clegg is Facebook’s useful idiot’
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‘Nick Clegg is Facebook’s useful idiot’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
1 Apr 2021
The Week’s politics quiz of the decade
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In Brief

The Week’s politics quiz of the decade

It’s been a busy 10 years in British politics, how closely were you paying attention?
23 Dec 2019
Could the Lib Dems win the next election?
LibDems
In Depth

Could the Lib Dems win the next election?

Party tops general opinion poll for the first time since 2010 campaign
31 May 2019
Facebook to tighten political ad rules ahead of EU elections
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In Brief

Facebook to tighten political ad rules ahead of EU elections

Nick Clegg announces new safeguards around paid political adverts to prevent foreign interference in elections
29 Jan 2019
Nick Clegg hired as Facebook’s head of global affairs
 Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
In Depth

Nick Clegg hired as Facebook’s head of global affairs

Former Lib Dem leader in surprise appointment at critical time for the social media giant
19 Oct 2018
General election results: Six big surprises no one expected
May
In Depth

General election results: Six big surprises no one expected

Yesterday's polling resulted in a night full of shocks - some tragic, some comic
9 Jun 2017
Macron-mania: Could a new centrist party flourish in the UK?
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In Depth

Macron-mania: Could a new centrist party flourish in the UK?

Will we see En Marche en Grande Bretagne? The Week examines the possibility of a new political movement
8 Jun 2017

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Charles Kennedy: memorable quotes from a 'human politician'
Kennedy Lauugh
In Brief

Charles Kennedy: memorable quotes from a 'human politician'

The former Liberal Democrat leader on politics, integrity and not taking things too seriously
2 Jun 2015
ELECTION 2015: Will Cameron come to miss Clegg?
The Mole
In Depth

ELECTION 2015: Will Cameron come to miss Clegg?

The Tory right has got its wish: the Lib Dems are gone. Which just makes it harder for the PM
8 May 2015
ELECTION 2015: Latest news and polls
10 Downing Street
In Depth

ELECTION 2015: Latest news and polls

Election day arrives: it's all over bar the voting (and the talk of Downing Street plots)
7 May 2015
Who will win the 2015 general election?
Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, David Cameron, Nigel Farage, party leaders
In Depth

Who will win the 2015 general election?

Polls have opened in what is expected to be the tightest election for several decades
7 May 2015
Election 2015: how party leaders are trying to win your vote
Ed Miliband
In Depth

Election 2015: how party leaders are trying to win your vote

Polls suggest the election is too close to call as leaders of the main parties rush around the country
6 May 2015
PR back on the agenda as post- electoral depression looms
The Mole
In Depth

PR back on the agenda as post- electoral depression looms

Is it fair, asks Lord O’Donnell, that Ukip and the Greens will win lots of votes and very few seats?
6 May 2015
Is Clegg tempted to side with Miliband in new coalition?
The Mole
In Depth

Is Clegg tempted to side with Miliband in new coalition?

Lib Dems would lend ‘legitimacy’ because Labour would not be dependent wholly on SNP
5 May 2015
The Croydon conundrum: has Ashcroft got it wrong again?
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

The Croydon conundrum: has Ashcroft got it wrong again?

Poll shows sudden rise in Tory fortunes quite at odds with general swing to Labour in the capital
5 May 2015
Dave is winner on the night but Ed's ahead in new polls
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

Dave is winner on the night but Ed's ahead in new polls

To general incredulity, both party leaders said they could still win overall majorities. Think again
1 May 2015
Final nail in the coffin of Tory-Lib Dem coalition?
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

Final nail in the coffin of Tory-Lib Dem coalition?

New polling shows Clegg could lose Sheffield seat - with a little help from Ronnie O’Sullivan
30 Apr 2015
16 days left: four new polls give little hope to Tories
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

16 days left: four new polls give little hope to Tories

Polling average still has parties neck-and-neck which is unlikely to keep Cameron in Downing Street
21 Apr 2015
‘No party is telling the truth about crisis facing NHS’
The Mole
In Depth

‘No party is telling the truth about crisis facing NHS’

Former chief Sir David Nicholson says the dire state of the NHS will become apparent this autumn
16 Apr 2015
Lib Dem wipeout predicted in southwest ‘heartland’
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

Lib Dem wipeout predicted in southwest ‘heartland’

Clegg’s coalition dreams in tatters if ComRes poll proves accurate and party is reduced to 19 MPs
16 Apr 2015
Touchy old Lib Dem backers could hold key to election
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

Touchy old Lib Dem backers could hold key to election

Many who voted for Clegg’s party in 2010 still don't know what to do now – and it could decisive
15 Apr 2015
Polls give Dave and Ed a tie but Nicola nicks top spot
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

Polls give Dave and Ed a tie but Nicola nicks top spot

Meanwhile new YouGov poll gives Tories 37% - the vote share they achieved at the 2010 election
3 Apr 2015
Clegg’s potential defeat puts kibosh on another coalition
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

Clegg’s potential defeat puts kibosh on another coalition

New polling puts Clegg’s political career at risk – and threatens chance of second coalition with Tories
2 Apr 2015
DON BRIND: Tories have their backs to the walls
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

DON BRIND: Tories have their backs to the walls

Despite one encouraging poll, Cameron launches his campaign with the numbers refusing to add up
30 Mar 2015
Cameron gets his way as TV debates finally fixed
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In Depth

Cameron gets his way as TV debates finally fixed

Four televised events okayed - and PM gets away with his plan to evade face-to-face with Miliband
22 Mar 2015
Is Cameron-Clegg coalition really doomed to extinction?
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

Is Cameron-Clegg coalition really doomed to extinction?

One prediction says it’s curtains – but Peter Kellner of YouGov says they have a chance of a comeback
17 Mar 2015
Lib Dems wish Ibrahim Taguri would just go away
The Mole
In Depth

Lib Dems wish Ibrahim Taguri would just go away

Candidate resigns from party in wake of dodgy donor sting - but still wants to stand as independent
12 Mar 2015
Stonewall Cameron: how they're taking PM's TV refusal
David Cameron arrives at EU summit in Brussels
In Depth

Stonewall Cameron: how they're taking PM's TV refusal

Cameron's ultimatum has not gone down well – given how keen he was to debate in 2010
6 Mar 2015
Cameron 'failed spectacularly' at cutting migration
David Cameron
In Depth

Cameron 'failed spectacularly' at cutting migration

Latest figures show net migration has increased, despite Tory pledge to slash numbers before general election
26 Feb 2015
Curse of Clegg strikes again as childcare costs surge
The Mole
In Depth

Curse of Clegg strikes again as childcare costs surge

Lib Dem leader blamed for nursery charges rising to average £6,000 - among highest in the West
19 Feb 2015
DON BRIND: Ashcroft forced to apologise
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

DON BRIND: Ashcroft forced to apologise

Lord Ashcroft forced to apologise: Ed Miliband gets a break – he’s actually miles ahead in Doncaster
8 Feb 2015
Lab-Lib Dem coalition ‘could work’ - without Clegg
Columnist Don Brind
In Depth

Lab-Lib Dem coalition ‘could work’ - without Clegg

Latest thinking is that Clegg will quit rather than deal with Labour – if he’s not ousted by Sheffield voters first
6 Feb 2015
TV debates: will Cameron relent? Will anyone watch?
The Mole
In Depth

TV debates: will Cameron relent? Will anyone watch?

The leader of the Greens – and of the SNP and Plaid Cymru - are now invited: it’s looking like a farce
23 Jan 2015
'Zero suicide' goal: Nick Clegg says NHS must act
Nick Clegg
In Brief

'Zero suicide' goal: Nick Clegg says NHS must act

Deputy prime minister argues that suicide is 'not inevitable' and calls for a nationwide action plan
19 Jan 2015