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…