Lib Dems

The Lib Dems’ Iran Gaffe

21 April 2010 12:18

It’s a gaffe, of course, because it is both true and something you’re not supposed to say. Be this as…

Clegg Helps Cameron, Not Brown

20 April 2010 19:33

Oh, sure, the rise of the Liberal Democrats is a problem for the Conservatives too and it doesn’t help their…

Who’s Afraid of a Coalition?

20 April 2010 15:27

You English, sometimes you are the crazy people. Here’s Iain Dale for instance, dismissing any notion of a Tory-Liberal arrangement:…

Is Nick Clegg really Robert Redford?

20 April 2010 1:32

And not in a Cleggover* or Rentoul-bait sense either. No, you remember The Candidate? Of course you do for you…

Towards a Tory-Lib Dem Future?

19 April 2010 14:40

I don’t really know if the Tories “Vote Clegg, get Brown” argument will work but if I had to bet…

So, Britain, What the Hell is Going On?

18 April 2010 23:19

As Sunder Katwala tweeted* this evening, years from now children will ask: Daddy what were you doing the weekend the…

Is* the Mail on Sunday Nick Clegg’s Recruiting Sergeant?

18 April 2010 13:48

Is the Mail on Sunday’s back-bench trying to persuade voters to think about endorsing the Liberal Democrats? I assume so,…

The Enthusiasm Gap

17 April 2010 18:09

As James says, we’re going to need to wait a few days before we can be sure if the Lib…

The Lib Dems & Labour: Battered Wife Syndrome?

14 April 2010 17:17

Pete is right: the Liberal Democrats have their issue and it’s a good one. It makes sense for them to…

Do Debates Really Help the Liberal Democrats?

29 March 2010 23:25

Well, in one sense, yes of course they do. By putting Vince Cable and, later, Nick Clegg up against their…

The Lib Dem Appeal to Left and Right

12 March 2010 23:11

The Liberal Democrats have developed a reputation for being able to face in two directions at the same time. Their…

Time for Cameron’s Lazarus act

21 February 2010 10:07

Two seriously worrying polls for the Conservatives today. One is a Sunday Times/YouGov poll, showing a Labour recovery reducing the…

A day to damage Brown?

9 February 2010 9:00

Contain yourselves, CoffeeHousers.  I know that we’re all really excited about today’s Parliamentary vote on an alternative vote referendum (it…

What if the Lib Dems are right?

1 December 2009 1:38

James is right to say that the Lib Dems’ commitment to increase the tax-free personal allowance to £10,000 trumps any…

Is heroin more popular than Toryism in Glasgow?

13 November 2009 17:19

Chris Dillow estimates that there are more heroin users in Glasgow North East than Tory voters*. For that matter, there…

Vince Cable – Clever Chap; Hopeless Politician

22 September 2009 13:37

The other thing to be borne in mind about the Liberal Democrats – apart, that is, from the fact that…

Could You Vote for the Liberal Democrats?

21 September 2009 13:03

Sometimes, you know, I wish I could. Then the Liberal Democrats come along to remind one how difficult it is…

Nick Clegg: out of love with the Tories?

7 July 2009 15:26

The thing that jumps out from Nick Clegg’s speech on families today is how aggressively – if, ultimately, unconvincingly –…