Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the death of the coalition
'Conservatives have never truly been convinced by this country’s experiment with universal suffrage'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Nick Clegg
Last spring, they loved Nick Clegg. Now they think he’s a scumbag

Breaking the golden thread
Does the yellow of Lib Dem rosettes represent a 'golden thread' of social liberalism, or a streak of cowardice in the face of Tory cuts? Anthony Arblaster looks at the roots of the Lib Dems' present difficulties

The Lib Dems and the left
With the Tory-Lib Dem coalition, debates within the Lib Dems take on a new importance for the wider left. How do the social liberals see the prospects for collaboration between the liberal left and the socialist left? James Graham from the Social Liberal Forum gives his view