Lib Dems

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…

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…