Jo Swinson

Andrew Neil interview: Jo Swinson sticks to her guns

4 December 2019 20:29

Jo Swinson had a terrible session on Question Time earlier in the election campaign, but tonight in her interview with…

Watch: Jo Swinson berated by frustrated Remain voter

23 November 2019 8:39

The Liberal Democrat leader had an awful time on Friday night’s Question Time special. The audience was, at best, uninterested…

Might the Lib Dems back Boris if they find themselves kingmakers?

21 November 2019 9:47

It had not occurred to me that the Lib Dems would ‘allow’ Boris Johnson to remain PM if he were…

What’s going wrong for the Lib Dems?

20 November 2019 18:44

The Liberal Democrats may have brought confetti canons to their manifesto launch, but they have still struggled to get as…

Whatever happened to the Lib Dems’ smart approach to tax?

20 November 2019 16:05

I have already decided how I am going to vote in the general election: for whichever party produces a manifesto…

Jo Swinson denies firing stones at squirrels

19 November 2019 17:40

Jo Swinson has branded accusations she fired stones at squirrels as ‘very fake news’. Screenshots of what appeared to be a…

Jo Swinson’s Corbyn problem

5 November 2019 12:33

The Liberal Democrat election campaign launch was beset by technical difficulties which meant that Jo Swinson was at times hard…

‘Remain or Leave?’ is no longer the key Brexit question

16 October 2019 13:18

In an astonishing interview on the Today programme this morning, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson tried to explain why she…

Jo Swinson is enjoying herself. But how long will it last?

17 September 2019 17:19

Jo Swinson is quite obviously the only party leader enjoying what’s going on right now. This is, of course, partly…

Jo Swinson: why we must block Brexit

17 September 2019 15:24

Jo Swinson has just delivered her first conference speech as Liberal Democrat leader. Here is her speech below. 21 years…

Watch: Jo Swinson’s Brexit referendum muddle

16 September 2019 11:15

Jo Swinson has said she will never forgive David Cameron for calling the EU referendum in 2016. ‘I think so many…

Sunday shows round-up: A Lib Dem government would revoke Article 50, says Jo Swinson

15 September 2019 13:20

Steve Barclay – Boris Johnson ‘believes in Brexit’ David Cameron’s memoirs are due to be released this Thursday, with some…

Lib Dems are eyeing a bigger prize than blocking a no-deal Brexit

11 August 2019 6:50

Politicians determined to prevent a no-deal Brexit are locked in a Mexican stand-off. If Boris Johnson cannot command a Commons…

The leadership result that has Labour worried

27 July 2019 10:45

As the Westminster rumour mill goes into overdrive over the likelihood of an early general election, talk has turned to…

Jo Swinson sets her sights on Boris in Lib Dem victory speech

22 July 2019 17:39

Jo Swinson has been elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Succeeding Sir Vince Cable in the role,…

The Lib Dems could soon become important power brokers: here’s what they want

20 July 2019 12:22

An old joke among political journalists is that you know a writer has run out of topics when they start…

Kate Hoey on Jo Swinson vote pairing row: ‘she was okay to go on an anti-Trump demonstration’

19 July 2018 8:58

Although the government managed to win the crunch customs union vote this week, the victory was short-lived thanks to a…

Is ‘Lib Dem Pint’ sexist?

7 March 2018 17:46

Young Labour members have made headlines today after calling for a ban on alcohol at CLP meetings to ensure the…

Why opponents of the Thatcher statue are wasting their time

6 March 2018 20:04

Why on earth would we want to put up a statue of Margaret Thatcher in Parliament Square? That’s the question…

Jo Swinson: Why I’m not running to be Lib Dem leader

18 June 2017 18:17

It feels like an age since I was knocking on doors in the pouring rain in the final hour before…