Lib Dems

If Corbyn couldn’t Trump Theresa at today’s PMQs, when can he?

1 February 2017 13:52

Today should have been a good PMQs for Jeremy Corbyn. He had the chance to denounce Donald Trump and embarrass…

We’re seeing the sad death of the once noble Labour party

13 December 2016 7:30

Sleaford wasn’t terribly good for Labour, was it? Nor indeed Richmond Park. Sleaford was never very Labour friendly – although,…

Listen: Lib Dems cut disastrous Sarah Olney interview short

2 December 2016 14:26

Sarah Olney’s honeymoon period as the newly elected MP for Richmond Park has come to an abrupt end. Hours after…

Theresa May will only regret it if she doesn’t call an early election

3 November 2016 14:30

Is there anything more absurd than hearing a bunch of Remainers claiming that they have achieved a great victory for…

Could the Richmond by-election kick start the Lib Dem fightback?

28 October 2016 16:48

After Zac Goldsmith’s decision to step down as an MP and trigger a by-election in Richmond Park, the Liberal Democrats…

Can the Lib Dems profit from Zac Goldsmith’s resignation?

25 October 2016 12:43

The political fallout is now coming from Theresa May’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow. Boris Johnson and…

What did we learn from the Witney by-election?

21 October 2016 10:44

It’s no surprise that the Tories held their seat overnight in the Witney by-election. Yet what seems remarkable (at least…

Tim Farron bangs the anti-Brexit drum as he reaches for the centre ground

20 September 2016 16:44

Tim Farron’s hardest task in his conference speech today was convincing people to actually listen. A test of how successful…

Trident: How every MP voted

19 July 2016 7:59

MPs have voted to renew Trident by an overwhelming margin: 472 voted for, compared to 172 against. It’s no great…

The Fixed Term Parliaments Act has come back to haunt the Lib Dems

13 July 2016 9:59

The award for most pathetic remark of the week goes to Tim Farron who earlier released a press statement saying…

Even a ‘Never Kissed a Tory’ t-shirt wouldn’t have helped Nick Clegg during PMQs

14 October 2015 12:15

There are only two occasions in my life where I have had lengthy, in-depth debates about where grown adults should…

Which party is now more irrelevant, Ukip or the Lib Dems?

25 September 2015 8:30

Ukip is gathering for its autumn conference in Doncaster, with Nigel Farage delivering the keynote speech later today. Unlike last…

What makes a liberal? Tim Farron doesn’t seem to know.

23 September 2015 17:18

Tim Farron’s speech to the Lib Dem conference seems to have gone down well with those in the hall, which…

How will Tim Farron make sure the Lib Dems are heard?

23 September 2015 13:34

When the Liberal Democrats voted for Tim Farron as their next leader, they didn’t know that the Labour party was…

At least Labour is still a party worth crashing

17 August 2015 16:02

The Labour party includes many sensible and intelligent people who want what is best for our country.  But all of…

While Labour panics, the Lib Dems are keeping their cool

29 July 2015 16:22

After May’s general election, both Labour and the Lib Dems needed a new leader, but the contrast between their leadership…

Revealed: the Andy Coulson joke that Nick Clegg cut from his conference speech

28 July 2015 10:46

Although Nick Clegg is under increasing pressure in some quarters to write a tell-all book about his time in coalition,…

Norman Lamb interview: we are living in ‘the liberal age’

14 July 2015 17:30

In 48 hours, either Tim Farron or Norman Lamb will be announced as the next leader of Liberal Democrats. Lamb…

Tim Farron interview: what I will do as Lib Dem leader

14 July 2015 17:30

Tim Farron is a confident man. By this time Thursday, he will be announced as the new leader of the…

‘Banging on about Europe’ doesn’t seem so dumb now, does it?

9 July 2015 11:51

As we watch the Eurozone catastrophe enter its latest ‘final phase’ one phrase keeps recurring to me.  That phrase is…

Lib Dems claw back power from the Tories

3 July 2015 12:40

When Vince Cable lost his seat to the Tories in the general election, it was a a victory that brought much…

Alistair Carmichael could be the first test of recall

24 May 2015 13:41

Pressure is growing on Alistair Carmichael, the former Scotland Secretary and only Lib Dem north of the border, to resign…

Has Ed Miliband got something clever up his sleeve?

7 May 2015 18:42

How will Ed Miliband manage tomorrow if Labour does end up the second largest party but with a viable ‘anti-Tory…

Nick Clegg got coalition wrong. Tomorrow, he’ll pay the price

6 May 2015 18:42

It’s hard not to feel a bit sorry for Nick Clegg. He’s a decent man who took a tough decision…

Tory backbenchers increasingly reconciled to another coalition

6 May 2015 12:18

Speaking to various senior Conservative backbenchers in the past 24 hours, I’ve been struck by how much support there is…