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The Labour MPs who deny planning to defect to Ukip

26 November 2014 15:00

Ukip are desperate to build on the momentum from their Rochester win as the general election looms ever closer. At the very top of the party figures including leader Nigel… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg stakes the middle – again – but is it the sweet spot for Lib Dems?

22 October 2014 13:37

Speaking at a south London primary school this morning, Nick Clegg firmly reiterated the Lib Dems’ equidistance between the two other major parties. Before an assortment of public-sector workers, Clegg… Continue reading

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Ched Evans playing for Sheffield United in March 2012 (Photo:  Stu Forster, Getty Images Sport)

Even rapist footballer Ched Evans deserves a second chance

16 October 2014 11:21

There has been a rumbling row for a while about Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans. He was found guilty of rape and has served his time, but now many people… Continue reading

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What is the Lib Dems’ problem with ‘the Jews’?

25 July 2014 15:58

The Liberal Democrats have always been a party of contradictions. In the time I’ve been a member, as well as a journalist covering the party, few of its contradictions have… Continue reading

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Who is behind the campaign to oust Nick Clegg?

27 May 2014 17:06

Lord Oakeshott has gone under the radar, as speculation mounts about his involvement in a bid to oust party leader Nick Clegg. Many believe he is responsible for commissioning a… Continue reading

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Clegg lost against Farage, but that’s not the point

4 April 2014 11:37

Why did Nick Clegg bother debating Nigel Farage? The Ukip leader bagged two decisive victories in the battles. But that doesn’t mean the Lib Dem leader has failed to set… Continue reading

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The cowardly Lib Dems should have taken action over Chris Rennard

16 January 2014 16:14

Alistair Webster QC has decided that the threshold for disciplining Lord Rennard for sexually inappropriate behaviour could not be met, and that the allegations could not be proved beyond reasonable… Continue reading

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The runners and riders for deputy leader of the Lib Dems

20 December 2013 12:50

The election of the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat parliamentary party is hardly hold the front page stuff. However, whoever wins the contest, triggered this week by Simon Hughes’… Continue reading

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The government argues that it wouldn't be cost-effective to digitise the entire passport application process, but there are other cases where going digital would save money. Picture: Getty

Revealed: the most expensive government services

19 January 2013 19:14

Anyone mulling how the government can save a tidy sum of money could do a lot worse than to sift through the slew of data released this week by the Cabinet… Continue reading

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Liberal Democrat members have mobilised against their leadership by calling for the Justice and Security Bill to be dropped. Image: Getty

The crime of the Justice and Security Bill

17 November 2012 16:30

The Coalition Agreement states: ‘We will be strong in defence of freedom. The Government believes that the British state has become too authoritarian, and that over the past decade it… Continue reading

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