Lib Dems

Listen: Lord Heseltine urges Tory voters to back Lib Dems

26 November 2019 0:06

Michael Heseltine visited the Tory stronghold of Beaconsfield last night to support the recently ousted Conservative, now independent candidate, Dominic…

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…

Jo Swinson’s Lib Dems risk falling into Theresa May’s trap

20 November 2019 17:29

Voters dislike Jo Swinson the more they see her. That was the verdict of a poll this week revealing that…

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…

The Lib Dems’ Brexit unicorn

16 September 2019 15:32

Lib Dem conference in Bournemouth is proving to be a jolly affair so far. I’m writing this in the garden…

Lib Dems are the real Brexit extremists

16 September 2019 13:04

The Lib Dems are now the most extremist party in the UK. They might not look like extremists, being made…

Lib Dems gather outside parliament to protest prorogation

11 September 2019 14:47

This afternoon, Lib Dem MPs gathered outside a freshly vacated parliament in a defiant attempt to bag a photo opportunity…

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…

Who’s afraid of Jo Swinson? Corbynistas

25 July 2019 8:00

When I was fresh out of university, I applied for a job as a parliamentary aide to Jo Swinson. The…

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…