Lib Dems

Ken Clarke’s yellow badge of honour

2 June 2014 13:52

Despite trying to fend off Ukip in the Newark by-election, the Tories have thought it a good idea to put…

Political meltdown

30 May 2014 17:03

I have consistently maintained that the Liberal Democrat party is an anachronism, a perversion and general waste of political space.…

For a group of Lib Dem MPs, the war is already over

29 May 2014 15:02

The anti-Clegg Liberal Democrats are fond of World War One analogies, likening their leader to a general sending wave after…

Polls closed: what to expect

22 May 2014 22:56

Now the waiting begins. If you’re interested in the results of around 50 councils which expect to declare overnight, here…

Tories and Lib Dems will want to break the rules if there’s another Coalition

9 May 2014 13:03

The Coalition has been much more of a success than anyone could have predicted when it formed in 2010. It…

Nick Clegg is wrong on knife crime – we need minimum sentences

8 May 2014 12:21

In today’s Guardian Nick Clegg sets out his reasons why he is stopping the government tabling clauses that would require…

Clegg lost against Farage, but that’s not the point

4 April 2014 11:37

Why did Nick Clegg bother debating Nigel Farage? The Ukip leader bagged two decisive victories in the battles. But that…

Nick vs Nigel: Clegg gets a little help from Farage’s mate Vlad

2 April 2014 8:37

Nick Clegg ‘lost’ last week’s LBC debate with Nigel Farage, not for want of trying to sound reasonable or appear…

Nick vs Nigel sketch: Farage edged ahead of a pompous Clegg – but there was no knock-out blow

27 March 2014 11:29

Never mind the arguments, the body language said it all at the EU debate last night. Nigel Farage was relaxed,…

PMQs sketch: what Tony Blair knew about being a toff, and what Nick Clegg doesn’t

12 March 2014 17:37

Hattie Harman tried to crack Clegg today. The deputy prime minister, standing in for David Cameron, explained carefully that his…

Nick Clegg: Vince Cable never intended to offend teachers

6 March 2014 18:18

Nick Clegg spent this morning singing the Lib Dem equivalent of Take That’s Back for Good, telling his target voters…

PMQs sketch: Miliband turned Cameron’s flooding fraud into a faux pas

26 February 2014 17:22

Earlier this week David Cameron threatened the Lib Dems with divorce. Today, two of their senior figures offered to kiss…

Clegg admits that the quango he and the Lib Dems boasted of saving made the floods worse than they needed to be

24 February 2014 15:46

At Lib Dem conference last autumn, the Liberal Democrats couldn’t tell you often enough how they had saved the quango…

Is Nigel Farage wimping out on scary Nick Clegg’s debate challenge?

20 February 2014 13:07

Who knew Nick Clegg was so scary? As James revealed this morning, the Lib Dem leader has challenged Nigel Farage,…

I’m a Liberal Democrat… get me out of here!

18 February 2014 15:09

It seems the launch of the new Liberal Democrat website is not going very well. Apparently the party of tuition…

Coffee Shots: Mike Hancock’s son in alleged assault on journalist

23 January 2014 15:12

More unwanted drama for the Lib Dems. Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock’s son has been filmed allegedly assaulting a photographer outside…

The cowardly Lib Dems should have taken action over Chris Rennard

16 January 2014 16:14

Alistair Webster QC has decided that the threshold for disciplining Lord Rennard for sexually inappropriate behaviour could not be met,…

Education reform works. Who knew?

19 December 2013 13:50

Education reform that actually works is one of the noblest, but most thankless, tasks in politics. Noble because it’s necessary,…

Did the next coalition talks just start?

14 October 2013 17:06

The Tory talk of backing an increase (£) in the personal tax allowance to £12,500 serves several purposes. First, it makes it…

Small Reshuffle in Britain; Not Many Dead

7 October 2013 14:56

First things first: a reshuffle in which only one cabinet minister is sacked redeployed is a reshuffle in name only.…