Lib Dems

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…

Tony Blair is the messianic Remainer here to save us from ourselves

24 April 2017 17:22

Here they come, Tony Blair and his tragic chattering-class army. The former PM, whose rictus grin and glottal stops still…

This election will be won or lost on the suburban battleground

23 April 2017 12:00

In Westminster, all the general election chatter is about Brexit. Will Tory Remainers turn Lib Dem? Will Labour leavers desert…

Expect the unexpected in Theresa May’s pointless poll

22 April 2017 9:00

A general election is called and in a matter of hours a neutral and unbiased BBC presenter has likened our…

What the papers say: Jeremy Corbyn does pose a threat to the Tories

21 April 2017 8:27

Theresa May is riding high in the polls and there’s much talk of a Tory landslide – but that doesn’t…

Tim Farron and the great liberal witch hunt

19 April 2017 14:29

Happy now, everyone? David Baddiel? David Walliams? Our friend Owen Jones, the Guardian’s conscience keeper? And, not least Tory MP Nigel…

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…