Lib Dems

What’s going on over the Lords — and where to read about it

27 February 2012 9:30

Finally, Lords reform becomes interesting: it could be the issue that splits the coalition. Lord Oakeshott’sadmission of this yesterday has…

Raise the tax threshhold and let youth prevail

26 February 2012 16:13

Youth unemployment is approaching crisis levels in Britain. For almost two decades, Britain’s more flexible labour market had favourable effects…

The Polls Back David Cameron

13 December 2011 22:47

Brother Korski is, as always, the voice of urbane reason on all matters european. I have little idea whther David…

The Autumn Statement Makes a Tory-Lib Dem Electoral Pact More Likely

29 November 2011 23:43

Amidst the economic doom and gloom (though all the forecasts are always wrong so who knows how things will look…

The Voters, Damn Them, Refute the Tory Right

13 October 2011 12:24

At the risk of careering round an old argument, Jonathan, the graphs you’ve produced on political affiliations are yet another…

Chris Huhne makes a Tweet of himself

7 October 2011 19:18

Chris Huhne has fallen into the Twitter direct message trap. I’ve done it myself.* When you think you’re privately messaging…

Lessons in How Politics Works: Chris Huhne Edition

7 October 2011 18:36

Presumably Chris Huhne didn’t send this Tweet either? Clearly this was supposed to be a private message text message sent…

The Liberal Democrat Death Wish

20 September 2011 13:54

If nothing else, this year’s Liberal Democrat conference has shown that many party members are content to lurch towards electoral…

Gold, Jerry, Gold

19 September 2011 22:49

Some politician shouldn’t try stand-up comedy. Sarah Teather is one of those politicians.

A Drugs Question for David Cameron

18 September 2011 23:31

Though scarcely the main thrust of James’s most recent post, this is still notable: Lib Dem conference delegates have just…

Was the Coalition a Mistake?

29 July 2011 16:13

Tim Montgomerie is a bonnie fighter but his essay in this week’s magazine (Subscribe from as little as £1 a…

Small Election in Inverclyde; Not Many Bothered

1 July 2011 12:44

Sorry Pete, but I don’t think there’s anything hugely ambiguous about the result from the Inverclyde by-election. This was a…

Labour’s New Strategy: Fight the Tories

10 May 2011 0:00

You might think this should have been their strategy all along. But just as Labour in Scotland misidentified their primary…

Team A Thumps Team B

6 May 2011 18:00

What a year! First Fianna Fail in Ireland, now Labour in Scotland. If only all elections were this entertaining and…

The Lib Dems Cut Their Own Throats

18 April 2011 1:48

Meanwhile in Scotland, Tavish Scott, leader of the Liberal Democrats at Holyrood is enduring a tough election. Even if the…

Vince Cable’s Marriage May Inform His Views on Immigration

18 April 2011 1:10

Vince Cable’s disagreement with David Cameron over immigration seems entirely reasonable to me and much less problematic than his attitude…

Raising the Income Tax Threshold is an Important Symbol, Not a Sop

12 April 2011 14:19

The most obvious or high-profile Liberal Democrat contribution to the coalition’s programme for government is the commitment to raise the…

Are the Liberal Democrats a Serious Political Party?

14 March 2011 1:19

Obvious John Rentoul bait as this may be, the answer is still a definite No. Actually that’s not quite fair.…

Eck The Comeback Kid?

16 February 2011 1:49

Though this blog has tried to ignore the fact, there are elections to the Scottish Parliament this year. In just…

The Looming Liberal Democrat Paradox

3 February 2011 2:23

You know, when you see that Neil Clark has written a piece for the Guardian arguing that, from his perspective,…