Liberal Democrats

I would give up my seat for any pregnant woman, except Jo Swinson

18 October 2013 10:35

Apparently our MPs declined the opportunity to stand up and give the heavily pregnant minister Jo Swinson a seat during…

We haven’t heard the last of the mansion tax

28 September 2013 12:52

In Manchester this week, there’ll be much talk from the Tories about how they are gunning for a majority. But…

Three reasons why you can’t write off Ed Miliband

21 September 2013 13:13

This is not the backdrop that Ed Miliband would have wanted for Labour conference. Labour’s poll lead has—according to YouGov—vanished,…

Lib Dems vote for forced marriage for commitment-phobic men

19 September 2013 19:11

Never let it be said that the Liberal Democrats are against marriage – in fact they’re so keen on it…

Lib Dem conference: Five takeaway lessons

18 September 2013 19:16

1. The Lib Dems think they will be in power again after 2015 This whole conference was aimed at making…

Nick Clegg is thinking about the ‘market’ who’ll vote Lib Dem in 2015

18 September 2013 18:13

Normally, a party that was down in the polls and on course to lose around a third of its parliamentary…

Lib Dem conference: Dr No tells party activists that he loves blocking popular policies

18 September 2013 18:05

Nick Clegg’s speech was supposed to be about how the Lib Dems are the modifying party. They stop the nasty…

Lib Dem conference: Why Nick Clegg gave a personal speech

18 September 2013 17:18

Why did Nick Clegg choose to give ‘his most personal speech so far’ at this year’s autumn conference? Ed Miliband,…

Life would be better if the Lib Dems ceased to exist

18 September 2013 15:03

Steerpike’s photos from the Lib Dem conference make the affair look far more interesting than it could possibly have been.…

Lib Dem conference: It is Nick Clegg’s party now

18 September 2013 14:09

There has always been a sense that Nick Clegg and his coterie have been separate from the rest of the…

Coffee Shots: Liberal Democrats really enjoy their party conference

18 September 2013 9:00

The Lib Dems have had a great party conference, haven’t they? Well, perhaps. The conference centre has been a little…

Lib Dem conference: Nick Clegg to announce free school meals for all infant school pupils

17 September 2013 17:01

Nick Clegg has had a good party conference, and wants to round it off with an announcement that will leave…

Lib Dem conference: The subtle clear yellow water between the coalition parties

17 September 2013 9:37

Aside from the usual outright bashing of the Conservative party, the Liberal Democrats do want to put some clear yellow…

Lib Dem conference: Nick Clegg narrowly wins 45p/50p tax vote

16 September 2013 18:07

It was so close that they had to count the votes in the conference hall, and even then, the Liberal…

Lib Dem conference: Clegg’s confident Q&A

16 September 2013 16:13

Nick Clegg was in a jolly good mood this afternoon when he strode into the conference hall for his question-and-answer…

Lib Dem conference: Vince Cable undermines Clegg’s ‘reasonable party’ strategy

16 September 2013 14:41

Another year, another speech by Vince Cable attacking those nasty Tories. After his rather undignified to-ing and fro-ing over the…

Lib Dem conference: Clegg isn’t fighting his activists, he’s just fighting a faction of activists

16 September 2013 9:47

Nick Clegg’s strategy of getting his party to approve his position on a number of contentious issues reaches its most…

Lib Dem leadership enjoys victory on two key motions… but Cable’s planned no-show causes economy debate jitters

15 September 2013 23:58

One of the Lib Dem leadership’s key aims for this conference in Glasgow is to move the party into a…

Ashdown: We’re ‘a left wing party’ but we’ll do a deal with whoever the voters tell us to

15 September 2013 14:19

A rather irritable Paddy Ashdown has just told Andrew Neil that the Lib Democrats are ‘a left-wing party’ but that…

Tim Farron tells Coffee House: I might vote against leadership on 50p tax

14 September 2013 20:45

One of the many confrontations between the Liberal Democrat leadership and party activists this week in Glasgow is over tax.…