Read about the Queen’s Speech, 2014.


What will Clegg’s next gamble be?

Last Thursday’s Queen’s Speech confirmed that the Liberal Democrats will stay in coalition until the general election. With, in particular, both Steve Webb and Vince Cable securing significant legislation that will take many months to pass through Parliament, pulling out of government ahead of the election would simply mean bizarrely and counter-productively abandoning Lib Dem … Read the full post »


Ready your alarm clock, prepare some coffee

I’ll be on BBC Radio Wales this Sunday at 8am with Matthew Parris looking ahead to the Queen’s Speech. With both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats having had ‘challenging’ election results and with the Conservatives particularly nervous about the Newark by-election, expect plenty of content in the Queen’s Speech that is designed for public appeal … Read the full post »