Liberal Democrats

Guess who’s back?

28 January 2014 15:33

You just knew Lembit would make an appearance sooner or later, didn’t you? I only noticed this morning, reading back…

Mike Hancock suspended from Lib Dems

22 January 2014 18:05

Mike Hancock has been suspended this afternoon as a Liberal Democrat councillor following the leak of the report into his…

Will the women apologise to Rennard?

21 January 2014 9:28

Well done Lord Rennard for not saying sorry. I thought at first that he should, just to get the whole…

Lord Rennard (right) with Ming Campbell at a Lib Dem conference. Picture: Getty

Rennard row weakens Lib Dem ‘we make govt better’ line

21 January 2014 8:58

It’s been a while since the Liberal Democrats commanded quite so much media attention or quite so much space on…

Tories yet to select candidates to fight Lib Dem top dogs

20 January 2014 17:03

The Tories have always denied rumours that they might give their coalition colleagues an easier ride at constituency level in…

Lib Dems: Rennard will not get the whip back and faces new investigation

20 January 2014 14:36

As the bell announcing the afternoon sittings in Parliament rang across Westminster, the Lib Dems  announced that Lord Rennard will…

Nick Clegg begins to flex muscles over Rennard

17 January 2014 19:27

Nick Clegg has in the past few minutes made clear that unless Lord Rennard apologises for his behaviour towards women…

Senior Lib Dem ‘quite happy’ for Rennard to re-join the gang

16 January 2014 14:58

Evan Harris, the former Lib Dem MP turned Hacked Off campaigner, told the Daily Politics that he was ‘quite happy’…

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Nick Clegg: Tory benefit plan is ‘Chinese-style family policy’

12 January 2014 12:46

Did Nick Clegg recite his entire Andrew Marr interview from memory? The Deputy Prime Minister managed to cram so many…

The runners and riders for deputy leader of the Lib Dems

20 December 2013 12:50

The election of the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat parliamentary party is hardly hold the front page stuff. However,…

Labour are planning to fail future generations on housing – and they know it

19 December 2013 17:30

Ed Milliband appears to have woken up this week – too late – to a housing crisis. He echoes his…

David Cameron interview: tax, ‘green crap’ and #TeamNigella

10 December 2013 16:05

A sneak preview from The Spectator’s bumper Christmas issue, out this Thursday… It’s 9.30 a.m. on a Friday and David…

Food banks and free school meals: how ministers missed an opportunity

5 December 2013 19:10

The Trussell Trust, which runs the biggest network of food banks in the UK, has used today’s Autumn Statement to…

New constituency polling: who would vote Ukip?

4 December 2013 11:24

What do the Liberal Democrats and Ukip have in common? According to the second round of Survation’s constituency polling, they…

Nick Clegg fires the opening shots at Labour on economy

13 November 2013 15:19

Nick Clegg’s blast at Labour today is just the opening salvo of a Lib Dem offensive against Labour on the…

Why do the Tories lead on the economy and leadership but trail overall?

2 November 2013 12:06

One of the odd things about the polls at the moment is that the Tories lead on economic competence and…

Jam set for frightening, muddy future

30 October 2013 22:11

Today’s Westminster Hall debate on the sugar content of preserves was positively jammed with puns. ‘The minister seems to have…

Cameron’s 30-minute warning to the Lib Dems on energy bills

23 October 2013 17:38

The Lib Dems are cross this afternoon about David Cameron’s PMQs announcements on cutting back on green taxes in energy…

‘Now we’re relevant’: Lib Dems see free schools row as ‘win’

22 October 2013 13:25

The Lib Dems are coming in for a beating this morning from the Tories over Nick Clegg’s decision to go…

Lib Dem free school confusion undermines Clegg’s ‘sausage machine’ model

21 October 2013 14:30

What does everyone think about free schools? That’s the question that is being asked of every Liberal Democrat who has…