Liberal Democrats

Nick Clegg to announce waiting targets for mental health

8 October 2014 0:16

Nick Clegg will, as promised, use his conference speech today to announce waiting time targets for mental health treatments. The…

In football as in politics, the Lib Dems have a losing policy

7 October 2014 12:36

The Liberal Democrats now have an official party policy that football clubs wanting to win is a cause for concern.…

Danny Alexander's call for the abolition of higher-rate relief on pension contributions has received the backing of the Centre for Policy Studies. Picture: Getty

Danny Alexander indicates that the Lib Dems wants £5 billion in tax rises

6 October 2014 20:37

In a sign of his enhanced status in the party, Danny Alexander has been one of the main attractions on…

Lynne Featherstone: I’d like to shoot the Lib Dem Coalition Negotiating Team

5 October 2014 19:58

The Lib Dems leadership might have hoped that it had moved on from tuition fees. But tonight’s League of Young…

Clegg attacks ‘economically extreme’ Tories

5 October 2014 10:35

The Lib Dem message in Glasgow this week in simple, you can’t trust either Labour or the Tories to run…

Lib Dem conference: Nick Clegg cheers activists before starting the trickier work

4 October 2014 20:49

Lib Dem conference rallies are always a little like spending Christmas with a family you don’t know: quite baffling but…

Lib dem poster van

Lib Dems switch on the sunshine – and attack ‘sinister’ Yes tactics

16 September 2014 12:12

The Lib Dems have just launched the final leg of their campaign against Scottish independence, which is a poster van…

Coalition minds the gap on anti-terror measures

31 August 2014 20:02

The Coalition parties are gearing up for a week of minding the gaps. Tomorrow, David Cameron plans to tell MPs…

Lib Dems reinstate Lord Rennard and drop disciplinary process

19 August 2014 21:29

The Lib Dems are not taking any disciplinary action against Lord Rennard and have reinstated his membership, the party said…

How far do the Lib Dems want to go over Gaza?

12 August 2014 18:14

Well, well, well. What’s all this then? Uncle Vince has announced the suspension of 12 export licenses to Israel. Here’s…

Clegg’s dangerous drugs pledge misses the point

8 August 2014 17:38

This morning Nick Clegg announced that the Liberal Democrats want to ban judges from sending those convicted of possessing illegal…

Jobs for the boys and girls

8 August 2014 10:21

Mr S can’t help but notice that there is no Ukip peer among the list of the newly ennobled. This…

What is the Lib Dems’ problem with ‘the Jews’?

25 July 2014 15:58

The Liberal Democrats have always been a party of contradictions. In the time I’ve been a member, as well as…

Lib Dems David Ward and Edward McMillan-Scott on bombing Israel and ‘disputatious Jews’

23 July 2014 7:57

There’s quite a stooshie this morning, following David Ward’s latest contribution to peace in the Middle East. The Liberal Democrat…

Briefing: The three main parties’ offers on localism

1 July 2014 18:20

How much common ground do the political parties have on localism? As Isabel pointed out this morning, Labour and the…

Proof that the Liberal Democrats are a party of ninnies

30 June 2014 16:44

I know that it is unfashionable to feel sorry for Liberal Democrat MPs. Nevertheless there are times when, contemplating their…

Boulton and Co

26 June 2014 15:45

Journalists do, occasionally, say something nice about politicians. It does not happen very often; but, when it does, it’s usually…

Tories set to take a dozen seats from Lib Dems in 2015

19 June 2014 18:03

How many seats will the Conservatives take from the Lib Dems at the next election? According to Lord Ashcroft’s latest…

Tories hit back at Clegg call for academy changes

10 June 2014 17:23

The way the Lib Dems have responded to the Trojan Horse revelations must be causing the Conservatives to thank their…

Tories hold Newark with a 7,000 majority

6 June 2014 3:53

The Tories have held Newark with a comfortable majority of 7,000 plus. The party will be relieved to have won…