David Laws

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Poll reveals half of parents unconvinced that school is safe for their children's return
Teachers union leader warns situation ‘chaotic and untenable’ as poll reveals extent of uncertainty over return of pupils

Michael Savage

24, May, 2020 @6:41 AM

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The Lib Dems are still the party of centrist ‘common sense’ – but are there any takers? | Andy Beckett
The party may find its self-consciously moderate worldview has little traction in a polarising election, says the Guardian columnist Andy Beckett

Andy Beckett

25, Nov, 2019 @1:34 PM

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GCSE standard pass not enough to match top nations, says thinktank
Education Policy Institute urges DfE to set its sights higher in maths and English scores to catch up with rivals

Richard Adams Education editor

22, Aug, 2017 @11:01 PM

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David Laws: ‘The quality of education policymaking is poor’
Politicians tend to make decisions based on ideology, says the former minister – especially his old boss Michael Gove. Now he hopes to change things via his thinktank

Peter Wilby

01, Aug, 2017 @6:30 AM

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Candidates line up for Lib Dem leadership race
Parliament’s summer recess will be time to appoint successor says Tim Farron who quits role after two years

Heather Stewart Political editor

15, Jun, 2017 @8:15 PM

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The case for an anti-Tory electoral alliance | Letters
Letters from Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion; Dick Taverne, Lib Dem member of the House of Lords; Christopher Clayton of Waverton in Cheshire; and Rosemary Chamberlin of Bristol


24, Apr, 2017 @5:34 PM

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Revealed: how free schools boom helps England’s richest regions
Figures show lion’s share of free schools spending goes to wealthy south

Toby Helm and Richard Adams

15, Apr, 2017 @9:00 PM

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Coalition by David Laws review – definitive and forensic
The former Lib Dem minister’s account of the 2010 coalition is engaging, lucid – and a warning to others

Chris Mullin

03, Apr, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Coalition by David Laws – digested read
‘We’d make the Tories look less nasty – and in return, we’d get to ride about in ministerial cars’

John Crace

27, Mar, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Coalition by David Laws review – was the near-obliteration of the Lib Dems worth it?
This ‘inside account’, the first memoir to emerge from the coalition cabinet table, holds Nick Clegg up as a hero, and reveals what happened with tuition fees and other deals made with the Tories

Gaby Hinsliff

23, Mar, 2016 @7:29 AM

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Conservatives' pledge to protect NHS 'entirely disingenuous'
David Laws’ book says the promised £8bn-a-year was half the figure Downing Street had been told was needed

Peter Walker and Denis Campbell

20, Mar, 2016 @1:34 PM

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David Cameron’s 2016 crib sheet: ‘Remember, you are not a diehard Leicester fan’
A 2014 briefing gave the prime minister the facts for everything from the price of milk to who was at No 1. So what might his current cheat sheet look like?

Tim Dowling

14, Mar, 2016 @5:30 PM

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