A look at the contenders for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats after Nick Clegg steps down.
Who’ll be the next leader of the Liberal Democrats? Will Vince Cable, Chris Huhne, Sarah Teather or Lembit Opik succeed Nick Clegg?
Alex Hern reports on Education Questions in the Commons today, in which children’s minister Sarah Teather was economical with the actualité about Sure Start.
Laurence Turner reports on the latest government attempts to reform special educational needs provision and the dangers and difficulties to be overcome.
Parts of the Special Educational Needs green paper have been hailed by the right wing press – but some of the measures proposed today should be greeted with cautious optimism by progressives.
The curbing of emissions from aviation is an important issue for any government. Not only does aviation stimulate the economy, the market mechanisms often advocated to curb such emissions can impact negatively both on those hoping to fly as well as those economies dependent on the transportation of tourists… The Liberal Democrats were acutely aware of this when pledging to scrap the air passenger duty (APD) during the election as a means of protecting Caribbean voters.
Ed Balls took time out from holding Michael Gove to account at the weekend to turn his ammo on Gove’s deputy Sarah Teather, who has thus far escaped censure for the schools cuts – and who it now emerges lobbied her boss to give preferential treatment to schools in her Brent Central constituency and spare them the Building Schools for the Future axe.