Liberal Democrats

Campaign kick-off: 22 days to go

15 April 2015 9:30

Three manifestos down, two more to go. Yesterday, the Conservatives launched their plan for government and promised to be ‘the party…

Nick Clegg sets out red lines for coalition negotiations with Labour and the Tories

13 April 2015 20:59

Nick Clegg produced Lib Dem red lines for any coalition with either Labour or the Tories in an interview with…

Revealed: Desperate Clegg takes £50,000 in last-minute donations in fight to keep his seat

7 April 2015 11:35

According to a recent Ashcroft poll, Nick Clegg is on course to lose his seat in the general election. If…

Why all this talk of a hung parliament could be a self-fulfilling prophecy

6 April 2015 17:18

In a close campaign, you would normally expect the smaller parties to get squeezed as voters decided that is really…

Parties launch tax attacks as Britain heads to the beach

6 April 2015 9:27

The three main parties are having a fight about tax today. It’s the day the rise in the personal allowance…

Nick Clegg’s picture caption election

1 April 2015 17:53

Mock Nick Clegg all you like, but he is taking an impressively pragmatic approach to this General Election. The Deputy…

Could Nick Clegg really lose his seat?

1 April 2015 13:29

Will the Liberal Democrats avoid being wiped out at the upcoming election? In his latest round of constituency polling, Lord…

Exclusive: Nick Clegg enlists Basil Fawlty to play Farage in TV debate rehearsals

1 April 2015 7:24

Tomorrow’s TV debate between the seven party leaders is the chance for the insurgent parties to muscle up to the…

Nick Clegg’s women problem

30 March 2015 22:34

Nick Clegg ain’t done yet, and as if to prove how deadly serious he is about winning this election, the…

All aboard the election battle bus

30 March 2015 13:12

Now that David Cameron and Nick Clegg have had their final audiences with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, they can…

Revealed: David Cameron’s secret conversations about the next coalition

26 March 2015 18:07

David Cameron is keen to demonstrate his willingness to give straight answers to straight questions at the moment. But there…

Voters want visions, and powerful posters deliver them – not Twitter

26 March 2015 18:07

If no-one was very excited about the launch of the Lib Dem’s election poster this morning, it wasn’t just because…

Vince Cable shows how the Lib Dems plan to squeeze the Tories on Europe

26 March 2015 14:59

Vince Cable has made some ambiguous comments in the chamber this morning about an EU referendum. At the last business…

How did the Liberal Democrat cross the road?

26 March 2015 12:37

The Liberal Democrats have unveiled their funky new campaign poster this morning, only to unceremoniously dump it on a yellow…

Podcast: Cameron’s second coalition dream and the problems of the sharing economy

26 March 2015 9:12

David Cameron is secretly planning for a second coalition, according to the new Spectator. In this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth and Miranda…

Are the Lib Dems now trolling their own leader?

25 March 2015 16:32

Cracks within the Liberal Democrats began to surface this week after Vince Cable publicly denounced Tim Farron as a future…

Vince Cable’s attack on Tim Farron is a sign of the Lib Dem bloodshed to come

24 March 2015 17:24

Another day, another senior Liberal Democrat takes a pop at Tim Farron. After Farron publicly marked the party’s leadership ‘two out of…

Debate deal finally reached

21 March 2015 15:53

After months of negotiations, a final deal on debates has now been reached. There will be no head to head…

Mini Election: Quilliam’s Maajid Nawaz discusses fighting a three way marginal

20 March 2015 16:11

Will the Liberal Democrats make any gains in the London suburbs at the upcoming election? In the latest Mini Election…

The Lib Dems’ alternative budget showed the difficulties of a Lib/Lab coalition

19 March 2015 12:22

The Tories described the Liberal Democrats’ alternative Budget statement today as ‘part of price they had to pay to have…