Lib Dems

Could the Lib Dems’ anti-Brexit stance backfire?

3 June 2019 10:31

The timing of the Liberal Democrats’ leadership hustings on Friday could not have been better for Jo Swinson and Ed…

How seriously should we take the Lib Dems topping the polls?

31 May 2019 14:26

Last night, there was shock across Westminster as a new poll by YouGov asking people how they would vote in…

Could this be the year the Lib Dems make a comeback?

2 May 2019 12:31

Small issues – the construction of a hated roundabout or an outbreak of pot holes – can matter a lot at…

Watch: Vince Cable fluffs his ‘erotic spasm’

18 September 2018 15:17

Vince Cable’s big moment at the Lib Dem party conference has arrived – but unfortunately for the Lib Dem leader…

Vince Cable’s Brexit gag is a cry of desperation

18 September 2018 14:15

Vince Cable has succeeded by one measure at this year’s Lib Dem conference: he’s actually managed to make news. With…

Vince Cable’s message discipline

26 August 2018 11:52

When the Liberal Democrats unveiled their new slogan – ‘Demand better’ –earlier this month, critics were quick to point out…

If Brexit doesn’t happen, then Britain isn’t a democracy

11 July 2017 12:33

It’s the casualness with which they’re saying it that is truly disturbing. ‘I’m beginning to think that Brexit may never…

Theresa May will be feeling the heat at today’s PMQs

28 June 2017 11:03

What a very different atmosphere the House of Commons Chamber will have today for its first PMQs since the election.…

Could Vince Cable be the Lib Dems’ answer to Jeremy Corbyn?

20 June 2017 11:33

There was a time when progressives thought that politics had become too much of an old boys’ club. In the place of…

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…

Tim Farron’s tormentors ought to be ashamed of themselves

15 June 2017 17:57

The resignation of Tim Farron has left a bad taste in the mouth, don’t you think? There were a number…

It’s delusional to claim the election result was a vote against Brexit

12 June 2017 12:19

How deliciously tempting it must be to do as the Times and FT has done today, along with many others…

The Spectator’s complete election guide: what to look out for and when

7 June 2017 16:22

‘Strong and stable’, ‘weak and wobbly’, ‘coalition of chaos’: you’ve heard enough of the slogans. Now, election day is nearly upon…

Andrew Neil interviews Tim Farron: full transcript

1 June 2017 19:30

AN: Tim Farron, this election’s about electing MPs to sit in the British parliament, but you’re fighting on a manifesto…

The Lib Dems want what remains of the Remain vote

17 May 2017 20:02

Tim Farron is in Bethnal Green tonight launching the Liberal Democrats 2017 manifesto. As the party try to keep hopes…

Losing here: Why have the Lib Dems stalled in the polls?

13 May 2017 12:25

Theresa May’s return to Downing Street on the morning of 9 June will surprise no-one, but there is one thing…

Listen: Vince Cable says he would find it difficult not to vote for Labour MP

8 May 2017 12:30

Tim Farron has said the Lib Dems won’t be forming a coalition with Labour. But it seems Vince Cable didn’t…

When politicians buy the newspaper front pages, they create fake news

6 May 2017 16:58

Newspapers everywhere are in trouble, with advertising revenues down about 20 per cent a year. Local newspapers are worst hit…

Local elections: West Midlands win caps off a day of stunning successes for the Tories

5 May 2017 15:53

The Tories are up 540 seats, have gained control of 11 councils and enjoyed success in the Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire…

The Spectator Podcast: Queen of Scots

4 May 2017 16:05

On this week’s episode, we look at the rebirth of the Scottish Conservatives, ask whether it’s helpful to call Marine Le…

Watch: Tim Farron taken to task by furious Brexit voter

3 May 2017 11:29

Tim Farron has been doing his best to appeal to Remain voters left fed-up at the outcome of last year’s…

Tim Farron is a Christian, so of course he’s not allowed an opinion

29 April 2017 11:00

Maybe I’m wrong about this, but I don’t remember the BBC running a documentary 100 days into Barack Obama’s first…

Tim Farron is the victim of a witch hunt

26 April 2017 14:36

Journalists have hunted down Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, about Christian views of homosexuality. Originally, they asked him the…

David Ward stages a comeback

25 April 2017 22:52

Today Tim Farron attempted to put a stop to questions over his Christianity, as he declared that he does not…

The cruel hounding of Tim Farron is bloodsport for secularists

25 April 2017 15:41

For the benefit of Sky News, standard Christian doctrine says gay sex is a sin. It’s the sin that gives…