Liberal Democrats

Nick Clegg tells the Lib Dems, we’re the party of jobs

14 September 2013 20:03

The Lib Dem conference rally was never going to be the same without Sarah Teather and her comedy routine. With…

Lib Dem conference 2013: The key rows to watch

13 September 2013 17:06

Nick Clegg is, on balance, starting his party’s conference in a reasonably strong position. There has been an amusing bitch…

Oakeshott attack on Nick Clegg highlights how safe the Lib Dem leader is

13 September 2013 8:56

The Lib Dems have had a lot to get used to since coming into government: not least the growth of…

The View from 22: the end of political parties, RBS and Lib Dem conference preview

12 September 2013 8:37

Have political parties had their day? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Ross Clark and Fraser Nelson debate whether…

Nick Clegg: Labour ‘perilously close’ to voters not knowing what they stand for

9 September 2013 16:03

Nick Clegg gave his monthly press conference today. It might kindly be described as ‘wide-ranging’, which is often code in…

Sarah Teather: Another MP driven out of the Commons’ boy’s club

9 September 2013 9:27

The Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather has decided to stand down at the next election. I realise that this will…

Sarah Teather’s exit is just another growing pain for the Lib Dems

8 September 2013 21:04

Sarah Teather’s decision to stand down at the 2015 election won’t surprise many people who know what a battle the…

Tories and Lib Dems pass on will donation to contain row

14 August 2013 11:12

So both the Lib Dems and the Tories have yielded to the inevitable, and passed on the Joan LB Edwards…

The Coalition parties can’t hold on to Joan Edwards’ donation

14 August 2013 9:10

An argument over a will is just the sort of thing this slow-moving summer needs. Today’s row isn’t between two…

When is corruption not corrupt? When the establishment says it isn’t

5 August 2013 17:54

Mr Justice Tugendhat delivered a ferocious verdict last week. Undercover reporters from the Sunday Times claimed they had found Peter…

Rod Liddle on the cant of the Great Porn Act

2 August 2013 15:00

Several articles in this week’s issue of the Spectator are worth the cover price alone. We’ll be flagging them up…

Working peerages – a win for UKIP?

1 August 2013 12:21

UKIP is up in arms about the new working peers (or at least it’s pretending to be). The Greens get…

Lib Dems face challenge to show Trident review is being taken seriously

15 July 2013 13:08

The Trident Alternatives Review hasn’t even been published and already the Conservatives are attacking any proposals the Liberal Democrats might…

Eu referendum

Pro-referendum MPs to plot for Labour and Lib Dem manifesto commitment

2 July 2013 8:59

MPs from all parties who want a referendum are meeting this week to discuss how to get a pledge into…

Nick Clegg speaking at a recent press conference. Today saw the start of his monthly meetings with newspaper journalists. Picture: Getty

Why Nick Clegg is so keen to talk to the media

1 July 2013 12:59

Liberal Democrat leaders are used to having to do more to get noticed than the other party leaders. But it…

David Laws fires first shot in Lib Dems’ anti-Labour offensive

24 June 2013 16:30

David Laws’ decision to hand Liam Byrne’s infamous ‘there’s no money’ note to ITV  is intriguing. It suggests that the…

Vince Cable made it clear he objected to some of the language used by George Osborne about benefit claimants. Picture: Getty

Cable talks going to the wire

23 June 2013 12:12

The Treasury is keen to downplay any sense of drama surrounding the spending review. On Marr this morning, George Osborne…

All three parties should publish ‘red lines’ for 2015 coalition negotiations

22 June 2013 18:31

Both Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg delivered speeches to their party faithful today about being realistic about 2015. Miliband’s speech,…

Someone has got to win the next election

15 June 2013 14:53

It is easy to make a case for why all three main parties should do badly at the next election.…

Lib Dem sexual harassment report: what you need to know

12 June 2013 16:30

Helena Morrissey has published her report on the allegations of sexism in the Liberal Democrats triggered by the Lord Rennard…