Lib Dems & Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats are a social liberal political party in the United Kingdom which supports constitutional and electoral reform, progressive taxation, wealth taxation, environmentalism, human rights laws, cultural liberalism, banking reform and civil liberties. The Liberal Democrats are a social liberal political party in the United Kingdom which supports constitutional and electoral reform, progressive taxation, wealth taxation, environmentalism, human rights laws, cultural liberalism, banking reform and civil liberties. 5.0/5

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Tim Farron pleads with Labour and Tory supporters to 'lend' Lib Dems their vote -.
Liberal Democrats to pitch themselves as ‘real party of business’ after Tory and Labour push for hard Brexit
Lib Dems win town council by-election after drawing cards THE Liberal Democrats
Former Labour MP defects to Lib Dems over Brexit and Corbyn's political ineptitude
Lib Dems hold seats in yesterday's by-elections: THE Liberal Democrats retained seats on Cumbria County Council and…
Who can forget the Lib Dems' spectacularly successful Operation Manatee?
For some reason I get emails from the Lib Dems, god knows how or why, today from Tim Farron regarding the Chilcot report delay. "key figures like Jack Straw, Gordon Brown and Tony Blair could be getting off lightly thanks to the publication’s delay. They need to be held to account.many people I know joined the Liberal Democrats off the back of the brave stand that my friend Charles Kennedy made over the Iraq war." etc etc... Usually I just tell them to eff off, today my response. ".and the government your propping up didn't support the war did they? Yet you seem to mention only prominent Labour Party members in your statement? Would it be cynical to believe that this delay is as much, if not more in yours and the Tories interest as it is another distraction on the way you have governed and the broken election promises you made last time around?"
ஓTODAY IN THE NEWS ! ~ /08 DECEMBER 2014 ~ ECONOMY: Osborne: Election choices – chaos or prosperity: Writing in the Sunday Times, George Osborne recaps the key points in his Autumn Statement with a focus on public spending and reducing the deficit. He contrasts the Conservative’s plans for public finances and investment with those of Labour and the Liberal Democrats. The Lib Dems, Mr Osborne says, want more tax rises rather than spending cuts while Labour’s economic policy is “even more dangerous: more taxes, more borrowing and more debt”, with the IFS predicting their policies would mean £28bn more in borrowing every year. The Chancellor says the battle-lines for the General Election have been drawn. The Sunday Times, Page: 35 The Sunday Times, Page: 1, 2 FINANCE: Teething problems for North-east super-council: The Independent claims that business leaders are frustrated that local authorities in the north east are putting growth at risk. The paper states that there is tension between council ...
(not satire - it's the Lib Dems and the Tories!) In the coalition agreement, the Tories and Liberal Democrats said changes to the retirement age for women wouldn't take place until at least 2020: "...
Luckily for Mr Clegg, the primary concern for most Liberal Democrats is not the winning, but the taking part
Lib Dems unlikely to be wanted in any future coalition. Better a minority gov than one with Lib Dems in it.
Rennie must accept Lib Dems £800,000 Police bill Wed, 08/10/2014 Different story when they were calling out for Poll Tax dodgers to pay their debt... The SNP has pressed Willie Rennie to accept the fact that the Lib Dems must pay their debts and sort out the party’s £800,000 unpaid policing bill for last year’s party conference in Glasgow and not default on the bill. Following a debate on policing in the Scottish Parliament, Christine Grahame MSP has challenged Willie Rennie and the Lib Dems to accept that his party owes this money and commit to ensuring it is paid. This follows Danny Alexander today claiming on BBC Daily Politics “I don’t know anything about this” and telling Andrew Neil to ask “conference organisers” about the debt. When asked the same question Willie Rennie said “I don’t know very much about that at all.” These claims from Mr Alexander and Mr Rennie despite the Sunday Herald revealing that both the party and the UK Government have refused to pay £800,000 of polic ...
A hung parliament in 2015? Yes. But the Lib Dems in coalition, I don’t think so | Martin Kettle.
Lib Dems would be prepared to sit out another coalition, MP Tim Farron tells party conference
{Afternoon Democrat president Tim Farron has said Ed Miliband could be a credible Prime Minister – a day after another senior party colleague warned a coalition with the Labour leader could damage the Lib Dems. Speaking at fringe event at the party's conference in Glasgow, Mr Farron warned his party not to "personalise" its 2015 General Election campaign against Mr Miliband. He acknowledged that many people could not picture the Labour leader in Downing Street, but added: "Anybody can be Prime Ministerial, once they become Prime Minister." His comments come after care minister Norman Lamb warned it would be dangerous for the Lib Dems to go into coalition with Labour, saying: "I’m afraid I don’t see Ed Miliband as a Prime Minister." Mr Lamb is seen as a potential leadership candidate alongside Mr Farron. Mr Farron also offered an autopsy of Liberal Democrats mistakes in government, arguing that the party should have "died in a ditch" on the tuition fees vote and should be acting "as if we are on 35%" ...
ON AIR NOW: The three main pro-Union parties - Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats - are expected to announce their support for more powers for Scotland later, IF there's a NO vote next week. The former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown has set out a timetable for transferring more power to Scotland if there's a "no" vote in next week's referendum on independence. Both the Conservatives and the Lib Dems are expected to come out in support of his plan to bring forward new laws by next January. And it's got us thinking this morning - what about doing the same for Norfolk? There is a serious side to this - discussions could happen about regional assemblies which could lead to some devolving of power! So we're setting up an independent Norfolk. What would be in our constitution? Call Nick Conrad on 01603 617321 or comment below
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Lib Dems will not allow school privatisation - Conservative Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has today refused to rule out the idea of allowing schools to make a profit should the Conservatives win next year's election. A policy that Liberal Democrats in Government are prepared to oppose every step of the way.
Lib Dems would axe married tax boon: Liberal Democrats will scrap the married tax allowance to fund free child...
Liberal Democrats seek to ban 'unabated' coal power via
Cameron, you are now reaping the rewards of your unholy alliance with the Liberal Democrats. " The coalition has clashed over the new steps amid concerns about civil rights. The Tories want new laws to seize passports and and impose temporary bans on fighters travelling from foreign conflicts. Under the proposals, UK nationals suspected of being involved in terror acts would be allowed to keep their British citizenship, but they would be prevented from re-entering the UK for a period of time. However, the Lib Dems have questioned the legality of such measures. Former party leader Sir Menzies Campbell said rendering citizens stateless was regarded as illegal in international law. The Lib Dems have said they would only agree to policies that were made calmly, on the basis of evidence and that maintained the liberty of British citizens. Labour and the police have called for the return of powers that would allow authorities to put jihadists under close surveillance and force them to move away from their homes ...
Liberal Democrats seek to ban 'unabated' coal power
Liberal Democrats seek to ban 'unabated' coal power Good green policy making at centre of manifesto
Lib Dems apologise to Lord: The Liberal Democrats have apologised to Eastbourne based peer Lord Rennar...
There is a way to cut knife crime – the Tories just aren't delivering it Grayling and co, eager to win headlines and knock the Lib Dems, aren't so bothered about a policy that actually works Share 49 inShare1 Email Chris Huhne Chris Huhne The Guardian, Sunday 11 May 2014 20.25 BST Jump to comments (272) Illustration by Andrzej Krauze 'Grayling appears to be more interested in blaming others for a problem than solving it.' Illustration by Andrzej Krauze The knife crime row has all the hallmarks of one of Michael Gove's "special ops": a populist issue bigging up the Tories, panning the Liberal Democrats and trapping Labour. There was an ambush at a home affairs cabinet committee chaired by Nick Clegg where Gove and other grandees made an unusual appearance even though the item was not on the agenda. Then there were orchestrated leaks to the Sun and the Daily Mail: Clegg blocks tougher knife sentences. The degree of annoyance can be measured by the Observer story about Gove's emergency funding for free sch ...
Nick Clegg has defied questions over his future as leader of the Liberal Democrats as he took to the airwaves to answer questions about the party's dismal election results. He listened to one caller compare the local and Euro results to Godzilla stomping all over Tokyo - with the Lib Dems as the str…
At a time when most are leaving, the events of the past week and the fact that Mr Epps told me to do so. I have rejoined the Liberal Democrats as of this morning.if they will have me. However, I will add only because I am sick to the hind teeth of this baloney and PR rubbish currently blighting MY PARTY - Its time to take our party back, time for a radical rethink, revolutionary politics. Tell it how it is and listen to what the public want. I do not believe the UK public are right wing reactionaries as it would appear. They are just sick of politician's being the same boring look alike- ex public school bully boys (and girls). I also want to know why a Liberal Democrat peer has got 20 grand to blow, during a main election period, asking a few questions of a small portion of society. When a good old fashioned, survey could do the same, in the pouring rain, on a Saturday afternoon, in any town, Good old fashioned Lib Dems with Sandals, yellow socks, a rosette, and a clipboard. Thank god he has left, no se ...
Liberal Democrats : Read Philip Collins in The Times today p27. Apart from the gratuitous abuse "Oakeshott has been in three parties and a misery-guts troublemaker in every one" the theme is "There is an important force in four-party politics and its name is the Liberal Democrats" ...with prospect "to be considered a natural party of government." "The protest vote has gone but Nick Clegg's party can still hold the balance of power. Ditching him would be suicidal." (Removing Clegg) "would be a disastrous strategic choice made in the dubious hope of tactical gain." "It will take years of impotence..to restore the protest vote." "If there was one person in the Lib Dems who ought not to be blamed for the tuition fees fiasco it is Mr Clegg. Time and again he tried to make his party see sense and every time they frivoulously defied him." Collins concludes "It's time to see what stuff you're made of. There is a year to go before the fight of your lives. Time to shut up and calm down."
This is a really interesting article, including info about a survey that blind tested people on party policies in which the Green Party of England and Wales came out on top, despite the fact that the Green Party has traditionally been fifth place (although, despite it not being widely covered, they in fact were the fourth place party in the EU elections, beating the Liberal Democrats and now having triple the amount of MEPs that the Lib Dems have, 3 to Lib Dems' 1). Now I don't make it a secret that I quite like the Green Party and have for a couple of years, I'm not rushing to sign up as a member as the entire system of 'party politics' is still not for me, but on an ideological (and perhaps one could argue idealistic) basis a lot of my beliefs resonate with the Green Party's policies, and as an idealist I vote based on my beliefs not on pragmatism, as I think if we work towards an ideal we may not fully realise it, but we will at least make progress along the way, and the pragmatists and the conservativ ...
Can Clegg Survive? Lord Oakeshott, a former Treasury spokesman and very close ally to Vince Cable, has sensationally quit the party. In a unprecedented, in Lib Dem terms, parting shot he declared the party had “lost its roots, principles and values” There is no doubt that there is a feeling amongst party members that the values the Lib Dems stand for has been lost. There have already been Lib Dem members who have held very senior roles in the party who have come out for a YES vote. We know from this site and from talking to others that there are members of the Liberal Democrats who openly back Independence and that there are a substantial amount of people who have voted Lib Dem in the past who support Independence. With Nick Clegg’s position becoming unsustainable surely now is the time for the Liberal Democrats in Scotland to revert back to the values that the party once stood for. The natural step for the party of Home Rule and Federalism would be to withdraw from Better Together, officially ad .. ...
Lib Dem Peer Oakeshott Resigns Over Poll Leak The Liberal Democrat, Lord Oakeshott, has resigned after leaking a poll which undermined party leader Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says "appropriate action" will be taken after the leaking of a poll by peer Lord Oakeshott. Lord Oakeshott has resigned from the Liberal Democrats, saying he is sure the party is "heading for disaster" under Nick Clegg. His resignation came after Mr Clegg warned steps would be taken against him for leaking an ICM poll, which found the Lib Dems leader at risk of losing his seat at the General Election. Mr Clegg said it was "unacceptable" to find out a senior member of the party was seeking to undermine him and added that "appropriate steps will be taken" when Parliament returns. In a statement just over an hour after the Liberal Democrat leader made his threat at an event in London, Lord Oakeshott said: "I am today taking leave of absence from the House of Lords and resigning as a member of the Liberal Democrats. "I am sure the Party i ...
With apologies to Mike Keavey and any others ! I would never TELL anyone HOW to vote, but I would implore everyone to consider all the issues carefully. In particular, Scottish voters must now think deeply about the possible outcomes of the 2015 UK General Election BEFORE our own September referendum. It looks increasingly certain that the Liberal Democrats will continue to suffer heavy losses in seats in the UK General Election next year. Taken together with the lack of any commanding lead for Labour ( or the Conservatives ) in percentage terms re voting intentions, this means a strong possibility that another Coalition Government will be required. With the demise of the Lib Dems, this raises the very real prospect that UKIP could hold the balance of power, and that a Tory / UKIP Coalition would be the most likely outcome. All voters must consider that, in this event, some UKIP policies could well be implemented by such a Coalition. This might include a 31% tax rate on all earnings above £11500 per y .. ...
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BELEAGUERED Nick Clegg, who is facing calls to quit after a disastrous election, has been told he should 'reflect' on the decision by Liberal Democrats in Gloucester. Rebel MPs and grassroot Lib Dems...
Now we all know: "UKIP has won its first parliamentary seat in Scotland, picking up 10.4% of the vote. The final results were announced after counting in the Western Isles was completed. The SNP and Labour remain on two seats each while the Tories keep their single seat. The Lib Dems were beaten behind the Greens and lost their only seat. The SNP won 389,503 votes - a 28.9% share, Labour saw its vote increase by five points to 25.9% with 348,219 votes, the Conservatives had 231,330 votes (17.2%), while the Liberal Democrats won just 95,319 votes (7.1%). Turnout was 33.5% - an improvement on 2009 when only about 28.5% of the electorate voted." Shocked and stunned that Scotland has done this, a London-based UKipper who knows nothing about Scotand. Well done the 10.4% who achieved this preposterous result.
“I'm not going to quit, says Clegg” Press Association - 23 May 2014 * Nick Clegg has insisted he will not consider resigning after a dismal showing in local elections, arguing that the Liberal Democrats are "still winning" in their strongholds. The Deputy Prime Minister conceded that his party had suffered at the hands of a Ukip surge, blaming a "very strong anti-politics feeling" among the public. But he added: "Actually I think in the areas where we have MPs where we have good organisation on the ground... we are actually doing well." The Lib Dems are seemingly on track to lose more than 300 councillors, bringing them to their lowest overall numbers for three decades. The Tories have taken charge of Kingston Council - the back yard of Energy Secretary Ed Davey - and they have lost control in Portsmouth following gains by Nigel Farage's party. A rare glimmer of good news came in Eastleigh, where the Lib Dems have tightened their grip on the local authority after successfully defending the parliamenta ...
Lets look at these local elections in England in more depth: who won, who lost, and who level pegged it? Loser: the Liberal Democrats more or less everywhere The party has been unable to shake off its recent habit of shedding hundreds of seats at local elections. Lib Dems are now extinct in places like Manchester, Sunderland, Wigan, Salford, Barnsley, Doncaster, Coventry and Dudley. They have also been driven out of at least half a dozen London boroughs. Winner: the Green Party Though still very much a minnow in local government, the Greens doubled its total number of councillors to 35 and won seats in areas as widespread as Liverpool, Reading, Solihull and Sheffield. Winner: Labour, at least on paper The party made the biggest net gain of seats (around 300) and most number of councils (six at the time of writing) out of all the parties contesting these elections. Labour looks likely to end up with a grand total of roughly 1,900 councillors, far more than Ukip's total of around 160. Yet the media seems to ...
The Lib Dems have lost control of Portsmouth City Council. It is now under "No Overall Control". UKIP made in-roads in Basingstoke and Deane. The council is also under "No Overall Control". But the Liberal Democrats held onto Eastleigh despite fears of a strong UKIP challenge. The Conservatives, in turn, held onto Fareham, as well as Gosport, and Havant. In Dorset, Purbeck changed hands from Conservative to "No Overall Control". But Rushmoor stayed Conservative. Labour kept control of Southampton City Council. And Swindon stayed blue - despite pressure from Labour.
Lib Dems in Cheltenham hit back at London Mayor Boris Johnson...: Liberal Democrats in Cheltenham have hit bac...
Bath's Lib Dems choose Steve Bradley as their General Election candidate Read more at
(not satire - it's the Lib Dems!) Nick Clegg has announced the Liberal Democrats are to veto government plans to introduce mandatory jail sentences for people found guilty of repeated possession of...
Lib Dems call for Wick homes plan to be scrapped: THE Liberal Democrats have called on Arun District Council t...
“The Green Party has now overtaken the Lib Dems in the North - as the recent poll shows for voters in the North...
30 : 697 With other Stop Killing Cyclists lmembers I lobbied the two main parties in Southwark (Labour and Lib Dems) PRIOR to them writing their local election manifestoes. These are usually written about 6 months before the elections and cannot be changed during election time. Lib Dem Manifesto has 697 words about what they will do for cycling. Labour Manifesto has 30 words about what they will do for cycling. Liberal DemocratS "Safer cycling The council should do all it can to enable residents to exercise, save money and be self-reliant. Southwark Liberal Democrats will integrate cycle and walking planning into all its wider regeneration and development work, tasking new officers with meeting the needs of cyclists and pedestrians across the work of the transport, public realm and planning departments. At the moment the risks involved in taking to the streets by bike are endangering lives and putting potential new cyclists off altogether. ‘Shared Space’ cycle lanes may be appropriate in some areas, . ...
Lib Dems launch Euro manifesto Nick Clegg promised to take the fight to UKIP as he launched the Liberal Democrat's European election manifesto today. Speaking in Colchester, Nick Clegg said: “Ukip and others have been allowed to peddle their myths unchallenged for decades, claiming that all of our problems would magically disappear if the UK just left the EU. But it’s a dangerous fantasy. It’s the surest way to jeopardise jobs, risk our fragile economic recovery, and it will leave Britain alone and diminished in the world. “Well the Liberal Democrats aren’t scared to speak up. We are Britain’s party of IN and we are standing up for staying in Europe – loudly, passionately and unequivocally – because that is how we keep this nation stronger, safer and richer too. “Anyone who agrees that we are better off IN – whether that’s businesses, the crime fighting agencies, progressive voters and people who care about the environment: make yourselves heard. If you are holding back, ask yourself ...
How students would wipe out the Liberal Democrats.
The Liberal Democrats came out of the Social Democrats and the Liberals. But the Liberals began as a coalition of Peelites, Whigs and Radicals. Then there's Green Lib Dems, Orange Book Lib Dems, and solid local party campaigning 'winning here' Lib Dems. We've broken it all down into just four kinds:…
The analysis of MEPs’ voting records from VoteWatch Europe over the past five years by think tank Policy Network, finds that Liberal Democrats are the “most successful coalition partner” in the European Parliament and “have played a central role in policy-making in both Westminster and Brussels.” As part of the European liberal ALDE group, Lib Dems have been “on the winning side” of key European Parliament votes 87% of the time, ahead of Labour, Tories and Ukip, “a remarkable performance for a group consisting of 11% of all MEPs”. The report continues: “The central role of ALDE and the Lib Dems is well reflected by the prominence enjoyed by figures such as Sharon Bowles MEP, chair of arguably the most powerful and important committee in the EP.” And while anti-Europeans may try to paint Lib Dems as poodles of Brussels, the voting records show instead that the party has been the best at standing up for British interests in the EU: “Most winning votes were clearly in line with Britis ...
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Once again we see the BBC spinning a planted story to enhance the establishment political parties. You can always tell a planted story, as it comes from "senior government sources". This time it is a collusion between the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives to pander to their wavering voters. For the Lib Dems, it is Nick Clegg claiming he is green, because he has supposedly vetoed a Conservative proposal to block future onshore wind farms (BBC new report 1/4/14). Whilst Clegg is trying to appeal to Green supporters, the Tories are trying to appeal to UKIP voters, by appearing to be against wind farms. It is clearly just a planted story and the BBC should be ashamed of being a party to such subterfuge. If you want Green Policies, then vote for the Green Party. If you are against wind farms, vote for UKIP. Whatever you do, DO NOT vote for the old grey parties, whether Lib Dem, Tory or Labour, who have all failed Britain for the last 30 years and should be thrown out, as the liars and charlatans that they ar ...
Describing UDF as Liberal Democrats ? Biggest joke of yesterday's debate. The true Lib Dems are laughing wherever they are.
(not satire - it's the Lib Dems!) According to the Liberal Democrats - allowing hospitals to be closed without public consultation is actually giving local people more say. This is how the Lib Dems...
Free School Meals for all Infants - Lib Dems deliver in govt. The Liberal Democrats have made sure that from September 2014 every child in infant school in England will get free school meals, saving families over £400 a year per child. This is one of the most important changes in our education system for a generation. A healthy meal at lunchtime for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will raise school standards and help families save money. It would also never have happened without the Liberal Democrats in Government, fighting to cut the cost of living.
Brilliant. In Nottingham the Liberal Democrats were beaten by the Bus Pass Elvis Party (key policy: legalising brothels with 30% price reduction for pensioners). Bye bye Lib Dems, thanks for shafting all of us.
Lib Dems urge more Holyrood powers: The Liberal Democrats are to urge other parties to grasp what they call "t...
Lib Dems demand tax rises for the wealthy as well as welfare cuts to balance the nation's books Danny Alexander dismisses Tory plan to slash £25billion in spending There is such a thing as society, Lib Dem Treasury minister tells party conference in York Signals Lib Dem manifesto will promise to raise income tax threshold will rise to £12,500 By MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR PUBLISHED: 13:23, 8 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:50, 8 March 2014 15View comments Dealing with Britain’s debts must not be done solely through attacks on public pending and welfare, the Lib Dems said today. In a swipe at the Tories, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said ‘there is such a thing as society’ as he warned the wealthiest must be made to pay their fair share. He also used a speech to the Lib Dem conference in York to dismiss ‘feeble’ Tory attempts to claim the income tax cut as their own policy, and signalled people who earn up to £12,500 should pay no income tax at all. +4 Chief Secretary ...
“Will you be voting Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrats or Other in the 2015 General Elections?”~ Lib Dems can burn
Who feels they've been sold out by their choice of political affiliation for Hazel Grove.. If their councillor's and MP truly have their fingers on the pulse as they ALL claim. They'll be quick to respond here and will surely tell us the many promises they intend to keep, and we'll all be able to look back here as point of reference. To see how quickly they prove to have turned tail on their PROMISE! Tell as much or as little, as you are comfortable to about your interest in the political forum. I'll start by telling you that I for many years worked for the Liberal Democrats, taking and displaying a vote Liberal billboard. Collecting numbers at polling stations, door to door electioneering, driving people to vote etc. As the Labour vote has never been viable here. My last election, the last straw came when the Liberals formed a coalition with the Tories! THAT WAS TREACHERY!! (You may or may not know that Sir Robert Andrew Stunnell OBE MP. Was an active member of the negotiating team that worked out how .. ...
European candidate Giles Goodall represented the Liberal Democrats at a packed election debate this week organised by the Centre for European Politics at Royal Holloway University of London. Giles, one of the Lib Dems' top Euro candidates for the South East and himself a graduate of Royal Holloway,…
Just had to explain to the Liberal Democrats. I always voted Lib Dems,but under labour government there was not food banks,with rhetoric (big society),their were not so many people committing suicide just because of DWP sanctions or illegal homelessness. So of course I will vote Labour, as were not perfect. But they didnt bring in foodbanks in the 21st Century did they? Dear Lib Dems, you sold our votes to the Tories, happily allowing your voters to suffer AT THE HANDS OF YOUR IMPUNITY . People with MIND BOGGLING STUPIDITY. WHERE YOU ARE TELLING THE DISABLED AND PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK TO GO STAND IN TELEPHONE BOX FOR HOURS IF U CAN FIND ONE OR END UP WITH A £1000 PHONE BILL.AS IF NOT WITH BT OR MOBILE phone and GET CHARGED A FORTUNE.
From the Huff Post and the Gurdian: CLEGG PLAYS FOOTSIE WITH LABOUR Nick Clegg has hinted at a possible post-election deal with Labour, in a move that will be seen as evidence of an attempt to thaw the Liberal Democrats' relationship with Ed Miliband. In an interview for a BBC Radio 4 documentary to be broadcast on Monday night, the Deputy Prime Minister praises Labour for embracing the possibility of sharing power while accusing David Cameron of being driven to the right by backbenchers... Reflecting on the role the Lib Dems would have in a possible Lib-Lab coalition, he said: 'There is just no doubt in my mind that if there were a Labour-Liberal Democrat coalition, we the Liberal Democrats would absolutely insist that government would not break the bank.' I would be more worried about his proven record for breaking his promises!!
The Mess that is Scottish Labour This site often criticises the Liberal Democrat Party for its stance on the referendum and the way its MPs and MSPs conduct themselves. However the party is actually due some praise. Ming Campbell has been conducting a review of how the party should react to a NO vote. The outcome is that, as it always has been, that the Liberal Democrats believe the UK should become a Federal State. Something that this page would find attractive and a genuine alternative to Independence. Furthermore Ming Campbell has now been set the task to find common ground between the Lib Dems, Labour and the Tories so that they can form a united front and offer an alternative to Independence. So far so good for Better Together. But as always there is a fly in the ointment. The Labour Party. Just as the polls are closing and there is real momentum building up in the YES campaign the Labour Party chooses to self-destruct. It is widely rumoured that some Labour MSPs plan to vote YES in Septem ...
By Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent Nigel Farage's UKIP is set to *** second place from the Conservatives in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election, according to a definitive survey by polling guru Lord Ashcroft. The poll suggests Labour, on 61%, will comfortably hold the seat in the vote on February 13, caused by the death of popular Labour ex-minister Paul Goggins. Such was his popularity among MPs of all parties that when he died last month, the Commons tributes to the former Home Office and Northern Ireland minister were especially warm and heartfelt. Lord Ashcroft's poll, carried out just over a week before polling day, puts UKIP second on 15%, the Conservatives just behind on 14% and the Liberal Democrats fourth on 5%. "The results represents a 17-point increase in Labour's vote share since the last election, with the Tories down 12 points, and the Lib Dems down 17," says Lord Ashcroft. "UKIP have more than quadrupled their vote share in the constituency since 2010 - but if there is to .. ...
So the party political broadcast by the "Scottish" Liberal Democrats just now starts with Nick Clegg - Nice one! I once voted (can't remember when) for them but never in my life again. I expect the first thing the Lib Dems would do in Scotland would be to introduce tuition fees just to be consistent with what they did in the rest of the UK.
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The Independent Lib Dems block council tax cap The Independent Town halls will be able to hike council tax by up to 2 per cent without holding a referendum after the Liberal Democrats blocked Tory calls for a tougher limit. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is understood to have vetoed a 1.5 per ce...
Ukip is a voluntary political party which attracts every type of person, united in their shared passion and commitment to the cause of freedom that we espouse. We have been pretty hard done by in the last two weeks, but the slip-ups of junior party members have been very benign when compared to those of the three old parties. Just look at the Liberal Democrats, where a series of allegations of sexual assaults on women by Michael Hancock and Christopher Rennard have rocked their leaders. The super-sanctimonious Lib Dems even had Chris Davies, an MEP, belittling pinching women’s bottoms. Last summer John Larsen, a Lib Dem councillor, and former Mayor of Denbigh, was convicted for planting 14 bombs in his home town. Have you ever heard his name? I bet not. I caused media uproar last week for suggesting a relaxation of handgun restrictions for responsible and law-abiding citizens would be a good thing. Contrast this media circus with the virtual silence about a Conservative councillor in Chingford currently ...
MP Hancock suspended by Lib Dems: MP Mike Hancock is suspended by the Liberal Democrats after…
(not satire - it's the Lib Dems!) Hot on the heels of allegations that Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard sexually harassed women, the Liberal Democrats are desperately trying to suppress a report into an e...
bbc.co.uk Bridget Harris, a former special adviser to Nick Clegg, tells Newsnight that she does not want to remain part of the Liberal Democrats if Lord Rennard is allowed to remain in the party. posted by friends: (1) VIDEO: Rennard 'should be out of Lib Dems' bbc.in/1iZrXR7 16.01.20...
Do the Liberal Democrats care about the disabled ? They have a group called LDDA ( Liberal Democrat Disability Association) which you have to pay to belong to. I am informing you all,I do not believe they give a *** there is only abuse to any posts people make , if they don't agree with what you have to say ? I myself have been called a liar, by one Simon McGrath, my crime, I dared to talk about alleged abuse going back decades concerning sexual abuse. Although there is an on going investigation, McGrath denies any thing is wrong ? We seem to have been here before with the Lib Dems ? They didn't support their own female members when they complained of alleged abuse. I am speaking out because the subject is far too important to be swept under the carpet. Abuse is a serious problem in all walks of life. It causes un told misery, mental illness & can kill.
Labour and Liberal Democrats back clampdown on EU migrants’ benefits via
Labour and Liberal Democrats back clampdown on EU migrants' benefits: Controls should b...
Liberal Democrats' plot to trap us in the EU | Daily Express same Lib Dems who claimed they once wanted a referendum
Lord Ashcrofts polling in 32 marginal seats have vote shares of 43% (+5 over the national vote share) for Labour, 29% (-5) for the Tories, 20% (+9) for UKIP and 7 (-1)% for the Liberal Democrats. Opinion polling by survation, commissioned by Alan Bown in other key marginals, as well as some Tory shires, also have vote shares of Lab 33% (-5) Tories 26% (-8) UKIP 25% (+14) and the Lib Dems on 10% (+2) This further supports the hypothesis that the Tories are going to do much worse in their own "Shire" seats and marginals, whilst the UKIP vote is going to be concentrated enough in certain areas for them to win about 10 seats, and Labour would win a lot of seats where they will have had no chance due to a split in the vote on the right. If put into a national picture, this would mean a Labour majority of 85.
We’ve found out today that David Cameron has a ‘Little Black Book’ of Tory policies the Lib Dems have blocked. I’d like to know what he’s written about. Employers firing at will? The security services snooping on your emails? Schools run for profit? Inheritance tax cuts for millionaires? Because the Lib Dems are in Government we’ve cut tax for ordinary workers, delivered free school meals and created over a million private sector jobs. And we’ve stopped Cameron’s Tories from reducing our commitment to green energy, scrapping the Human Rights Act, and risking jobs by pulling us out of Europe. Only with the Liberal Democrats in Government can we build a stronger economy and a fairer society where everyone can get on in life.
You do know that Owen Jones despises Liberal Democrats despite the fact that many Lib Dems are on the left of politics.
Not true - he said Lib Dems stopped him being tougher on welfare -
Lib Dems fume over domestic violence quip by councillor: THE Liberal Democrats are considering wh...
Trident remains our best guarantee of security. Lib Dems demean themselves with preposterous political posturing. .
Letters: Lib Dems: pragmatic and principled It's not Nick Clegg who has turned the Liberal Democrats into a "pa...
A PLAN for the Electoral Commission to oversee next year's city council elections in the wake of a voting fraud case has been narrowly rejected. Labour's former Mayor, Lisa Higginbottom, controversially voted for the plan, which had been put forward by the opposition Tories. The move, Tory councillor Robin Wood said, would mean asking the commission to have "someone look at the election next year independently," which would give the public "reassurance and faith in the system". But it was defeated at last night's council meeting by 24 votes to 23, despite the support of the Liberal Democrats and Ms Higginbottom. Council leader Paul Bayliss said after the meeting that the authority's monitoring officer would already be doing the work that the Electoral Commission could have done. He said: "The monitoring officer has taken on board advice from the police and is making sure that they bring forward different arrangements." The argument over how to monitor the elections followed comments made by Judge John Wai ...
Liberal Democrats vote for 'alternative' Trident replacement
Lib Dems vote to accept nuclear power:
Lib Dems vote to have (without subsidy) to tackle climate ch. But without subsidy, nukes won't get built...
Why I'm leaving the Liberal Democrats, by Richard Grayson, a former director of policy for the Lib Dems:
Update: Stephen Stephen Williams, Lib Dem MP for Bristol West, has spoken out against today's ban and has indicated that the Liberal Democrats will be opposing the move. He says: "As a Liberal Democrat I have always supported a science-led approach to drugs and as such I cannot support the move to ban khat. "The Government’s own experts reviewed khat and concluded that it should not be criminalised. I do not advocate the use of khat, which has been known to have negative side effects, but criminalising its users is a waste of time and money for the government and our police. "I will now work with my Lib Dem colleagues to oppose this move and hope to meet with the Home Secretary to personally put the case that this is a poorly thought policy which will harm, rather than help, many of my constituents in Bristol, especially Somalis."
(It's not satire - it's the Lib Dems!) Liberal Democrats and their supporters - the few that remain anyway - fascinate me. After all, why would a supposedly moderate, liberal, centrist party suppor...
If someone had listed on 12 May 2010, when David Cameron and Nick Clegg inaugurated the first peacetime Coalition Government for 75 years, the setbacks the Liberal Democrats would suffer over the following three years, we might have assumed that the party would have sunk below the surface by now.
A group of prominent Liberal Democrats have launched a book arguing that a low carbon economy and environmental investment will bring about a reversal in the economic downturn and set it apart from its Coalition partners. - edie news centre
'Only 7 per cent of Tories believe that David Cameron will win an overall majority at the next election, a poll has revealed. Three quarters believe that Labour will be in office after May 2015, either alone or in coalition with the Liberal Democrats. A mere eight per cent envisage a second coalition between Tories and Lib Dems, according to a canvass of Tory members seen by The Times.' Times (£)
Lib Dems hold off Ukip surge as Tories drop to third in Eastleigh byelection
The Conservatives are reeling today after crashing to a humiliating defeat in the Eastleigh by-election, suffering the indignity of seeing the party beaten into third by the Liberal Democrats and Ukip.
Lib Dems retain seat in Eastleigh, Tories drop to third place behind UKIP
Lib Dems win Eastleigh by-election: Nick Clegg hails a "stunning victory" for the Liberal Democrats in the Eastleigh by-election, as ...
Tory foreign secretary's directive not to discuss legality of war ahead of 10th anniversary sparks anger from Liberal Democrats
'Britain is united in hatred of Liberal Democrats and we need a one party rule by the (Tory, Labour) party' (depending on what paper you read) and Lib Dems are going to fry. Eastleigh byelection LibDems win, Tories trailing in 3rd, Labour 4th. But it doesn't count because 'Britain is united in hatred ... .'
Liberal Democrats have held Eastleigh while the Labour & Conservatives finished in 4th & 3rd whilst UKIP finished 2nd.
Police to meet Lib Dems over Rennard: Officials from the Liberal Democrats are to meet the Metropolitan Police...
Which party do you guys tend to support? Also, state what part of the world you're from so it adds a little context to it. Personally, being from Britain by the way, I would have to say I agree mostly with Liberal Democrats. -Smurf
United Kingdom Cannabis Social Clubs and the Liberal Democrats denounce Peter Reynolds, leader of CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform and reject his offer of help.
My current take on one of the UK political parties: Liberal Democrats flip-flop on things more than a sandal factory. I can't take them seriously currently; they're just Tory yesmen and fallguys.
Credit to the Lib Dems on Cornwall Council; proposing a responsible Budget which protects core service:
There Is Nothing Liberal About Offending Jews (View Point) - It is increasingly obvious that the Liberal Democrats in the UK have to do something radical to stop the repugnant anti-Semitic remarks coming from their party. Nick Clegg is probably not a household name in Israel. But he is arguably one of the most powerful men in UK politics thanks to his current position as Deputy Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He is also the leader of the left-of-center Liberal Democrats. Popularly known as the Lib Dems, the party is the junior partner in the UK Coalition Government. In many respects, Clegg and the party have performed surprisingly well. The trouble is, the Lib Dems have a deeply unpleasant habit of offending Jews and demonizing Israel. The most recent example is David Ward, a Lib Dem MP who, in the run-up to Holocaust Memorial Day, accused “the Jews” of “inflicting atrocities on Palestinians.” Not only did he refuse to retract his comments, his remarks were echoed by fellow L ...
Not even in my most Talisker induced moments of optimism do I think this page is suddenly going to cause the Liberal Democrats to back Independence, however what this page has shown in the early days of its life is that there are people that have voted Lib Dem in the past who favour Independence. Liberal Democrat member Andrew Page has blogged on the issue of Independence. The Vice Chair of YES East Renfrewshire is a former Lib Dem. But are there any high profile Lib Dems who might come out and openly back a YES vote in 2014? Now I think this is unlikely at the moment but the following are a few possible candidates. John Farquhar Munro (Former MSP) Publicly backed Salmond for First Minter in 2011, could he come out in favour of Independence? Mike Rumbles (Former MSP) in his 2005 Leadership bid he wanted greatly enhanced powers for the Scottish Parliament and in his 2009 Leadership bid backed the idea of an Independence referendum. Hugh O’Donnell (Former MSP) resigned from the Party in 2011 over the ...
Chris Huhne, the member of parliament for the Liberal Democrats for the area of Eastleigh has an affair and Nick Clegg urges voters to look past this and not let it hurt their credibility Oh Nicky... Trust me, your party has had no credibility since 2010 when you aligned with the devil. Trust me, this is not the thing that will hurt the Lib Dems in the polls xD this guy seriously has no clue.
JPost.com Jewish World Jewish News UK: Lib Dems summon MP over Jews, Israel remark Liberal Democrats say "further decisions" to be taken on Ward's comments about "Israeli atrocities" during Holocaust book signing. UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg Photo: Reuters British MP David Ward has been summoned by his party chiefs over controversial comments he made recently, associating Israel's actions with the Holocaust, that drew the ire of England's Jewish community. British newspaper The Independent reported Friday that the Liberal Democrats said "further decisions" would be taken after Jewish leaders demanded action. Related: UK MP apologizes for Jews and Holocaust remark UK paper posts anti-Israel cartoon on Holocaust day Two weeks ago during the signing of a Holocaust memorial book in parliament, Ward stated that while he was “honoring those who died during the Holocaust,” he was also “saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could wi ...
(satire) All Liberal Democrat MPS and councillors in England and Wales will, from April 2015, have to be microchipped as part of an attempt to cut the growing number of stray Liberal Democrats who ...
A party political broadcast by the Liberal Democrats.
"The novelist Lords Dobbs was one of many of Tories to lay into their coalition partner. Dobbs said that Liberal Democrats should hang their heads in shame at bringing politics into disrepute." Oh and which political scandal of the last few years should I use to illustrate the depths of the Tories, lying, mendacious ways in accusing the Lib Dems bringing politics into disrepute. The sell off of the NHS? ATOS and the demonisation of the disabled? Maybe the "strivers vs skivers" divide and rule policy? Pastygate? There are so many I don't know which to say.
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UK Lib Dems slammed for welfare vote: British Labour MPs have criticized the Liberal Democrats for...
Lib Dems lose pub quiz after failing to answer a single answer correctly: The Liberal Democrats have suffered a ...
How soon will the public forgive the Liberal Democrats? And for what, if anything, should the party be seeking forgiveness for? As the Coalition Government’s Mid-Term Review approaches, these are...
Ahead of the government's Mid-term Review, assesses whether the Lib Dems can re-build their reputation
Thanks to Liberal Democrats, in 2013/14 schools in East Guildford will get extra funding worth £900 for every pupil who has been registered for Free School Meals in the past six years.
The Guardian's Michael White has hit the south coast to see how in some parts of the country the Liberal Democrats keep on winning: Lib Dem power is visible just along the M27 corridor in the naval city of Portsmouth, its history still embodied in Nelson's formidable flagship, Victory. Lib Dems took...
Liberal Democrats are delivering a fairer tax system, they are not just delivering for the low paid – they are making sure the rich pay their fair share.
Nick Clegg could begin to disengage the Liberal Democrats from the Coalition as early as next year, his former strategy director said today.
The Lib Dems were the first major party to support Equal Marriage in the UK; Lynne Featherstone worked hard to get the ball rolling with the consultation. Liberal Democrats can be proud today of the next big step on this journey.
Census data, released today, has revealed that there are more Jedi Knights in the UK than there are members of the Liberal Democrats or Tories. At the end of 2011, Lib Dem membership, which saw a cliff-edge fall last year, was found limping at 49,000 compared to the strong force of 177,000 Jedi Knig...
Shortly after today’s Autumn Statement the Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexanderemailed Liberal Democrat members about this afternoon’s statement, emphasising that the Liberal Democrats have delivered on their key election pledge, to raise the tax threshold to £10,000. Fro...
What party are you voting for at the next election? Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, BNP, UKIP or us Meerkats?
Lib Dems condemn council's idea of an office romance: Cornwall Council Liberal Democrats have condemne...
The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have taken more than £18,000 in donations from Huawei, a controversial Chinese company accused of posing a threat to US national security.
Nick Clegg drew clear dividing lines with the Conservatives over tax and green issues yesterday as he sought to carve out a niche for the Liberal Democrats as a "third party of government" who could rein in either the Tories or Labour in another coalition after the next General Election.
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(satire – sort of) The former leader of the Liberal Democrats and well-known adulterer, Lord Ashdown -who has been put …Continue reading »
Lib Dems call for a rehabilitation revolution @
This weekend, the Liberal Democrats committed themselves to fighting for clean electricity. It’s a great step towards a clean energy future – but
Greenpeace UK shared the following link and had this to say about it: Lib Dems commit to stand up to Osborne and decarbonise UK energy sector - reduce CO2 emissions to almost zero - by 2030. Will they keep their nerve this time? weekend, the Liberal Democrats committed themselves to fighting fo...
Briefing document ahead of Lib Dem conference At Liberal Democrat Conference next week, we can expect to hear a lot from Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats about their supposedly...
It is the hoariest of insults to call a politician “two-faced”, yet when it comes to the Liberal Democrats – and their leader – the description is precisely accurate. Indeed, it has long been the party’s greatest asset: it famously built up its parliamentary strength by presenting itself as soci...
Nick Clegg's much-mocked apology may turn out to be a tactical coup. In a busy news week he has managed to *** attention on to the Liberal Democrats in the build-up to his party conference. And he has ensured that the moment will be prolonged by releasing his tape in time for the evening news bul...
Harriet Harman, Labour's deputy leader, has slapped down figures in her own party who are hoping to pave the way for a Lib-Lab coalition by wooing the Liberal Democrats.
I see that Labour is now fifteen points ahead in the latest opinion poll, a Populus poll for the Times. While the Tories have dropped four points on the previous month, it still seems to me that the bulk of that Labour lead is rightly disaffected Liberal Democrats: they are down to ten per cent.
A new publication from the Lib Dems outlines their achievement in Government – it’s a clear concise document and is well worth a read. And, hopefully it may help to dispel some of the myths and untruths that have been said by those in opposition.
Liberal Democrats should beware a pact with Labour | Malcolm Bruce: Working for a future coalition ...
There’s been a great deal of debate about the Chancellors next move, and some have even reported that he could be sidelined in the forth coming reshuffle but according to the Senior Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Oakeshott, the Liberal Democrats will oppose any further cuts – they want a change of cours...
Hey!!! Someone just called me and told me on the phone that the Liberal Democrats have a weather machine and are destroying the RN Convention on purpose. I believe this, and if it's not true, then Lib Dems proove it is not true. Just sayin. ;)
Labour will struggle to win the next General Election outright and should be ready to go into coalition with Liberal Democrats, according to a former Cabinet minister. Ex-Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain said voters were increasingly "promiscuous" and single-party government could be "the excep...
What do the Liberal Democrats stand for now that they face electoral decimation?
National Lib DemS: Liberal Democrats select Jill Hope as candidate for Corby and East Northamptonshire by-election
It may be the post-Olympic euphoria, but a spirit of harmony has descended on the Coalition. Insiders say that, for all the froth and fervour between the parties in public, a decent working relationship has been restored among key operatives after the Liberal Democrats suffered the failure of House ...
National Lib DemS: Liberal Democrats champion investment in science and research
Fizzy drinks could be taxed to help tackle the “obesity timebomb” among children, according to the Liberal Democrats.
National Lib DemS: Liberal Democrats say no to new runways at London airports
Lib Dems say 'no to new runways': Liberal Democrats stress they will not support a new runway at Stansted Airpor...
Liberal Democrats are poised to register their opposition to new runways at London's airports next month, underlining coalition divisions on the issue.
Following the abandonment of the House of Lords reform and Nick Clegg's announcement that the Liberal Democrats will consequently vote against boundary changes supported by the Conservatives, more people think that the Liberal Democrats have kept to their side of the Coalition agreement than the Con...
Brian Paddick, left, has told Nick Clegg that the Liberal Democrats will have to distance themselves from the Tories in order to re-gain members and votes in the next General Election.
Lib Dems and Tories clash over council houses in Winchester: WINCHESTER Liberal Democrats were accuse...
Pleas come along if you can! This is a really big issue.. Peas, g x Hi guys - hoping you will be interested in this (below) and some of you will come along. Osborne has been increasingly outrageous even within the terms of what the Coalition sees as Green and its now pretty clear that unchecked he'll kill the Climate Act (and the UK's attempt to do anything effective at all about climate change) .its time to make a stand against him...and to point out to people whats going on . Cheers, Phil STOP OSBORNE KILLING THE CLIMATE ACT Emergency Demo – this Thursday 26th July, 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm At the Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Parade – map here. A leaked letter (see Financial Times article here) reveals that “George Osborne has offered to drop his demands for tougher cuts to onshore wind subsidies if the Liberal Democrats back down over “inflexible” targets for Britain’s shift away from fossil fuels” – in other words if they agree to effectively ignore the targets enshrined in the Climate Act, t ...
The future of Britain's nuclear deterrent looks likely to be an issue at the 2015 election as the Liberal Democrats prepare to endorse a scaled-down version of the £25bn programme to replace the Trident system.
Don't go putting ideas in their heads "Most natural UK coalition btween Lib Dems and Lab
After their plans for House of Lords reform were delayed by Tory backbenchers, furious Liberal Democrats have warned Conservatives that they will have to do their own household chores from now on.
The official site of the Liberal Democrats, led by Nick Clegg. Find out what the Lib Dems stand for, who we are and get the latest news.
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House of Lords reform is a test of Cameron, warn Lib Dems: Senior Liberal Democrats today ratchet ...
Lib Dems play down boundary block threat over Lords reform: Liberal Democrats have sought to douse the flames af...
inspiration certainly doesn't come from the Liberal Democrats! YOU destroyed the Lib Dems the day you got into bed wi tories
Lab, Tories convinced Clegg won't fight next election. Lib Dems really not sure. My NS essay on rumours of regicide:
Clegg; Should he stay or should he go? Intriguing article on Lib Dems leader's difficult position.
At the Liberal Democrats' Spring Conference this weekend, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg promised the UK's first *** marriage would take place before 2015 as a result of Liberal Democrats being in government.
A major coalition row erupted today over Education Secretary Michael Gove's plans to axe GCSEs with the Liberal Democrats vowing to block the move.
Just been to Derby Liberal Democrats campaign launch. Real enthusiasm among Lib Dems in the city
‎"Lib Dems are constantly blocking and watering down egregious Tory policy, in both public spats and the offices of...
A split in Britain's ruling coalition will be exposed on Wednesday when Liberal Democrats refuse to support Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron in a vote challenging his handling of a row over the government's attitude towards Rupert Murdoch. Cameron's backing of a minister accused of pulling strings for the media mogul was under attack in a parliamentary motion by the opposition Labour Party. The Lib Dems, junior partners to the Conservatives in the Coalition Government, plan to abstain in a public disavowal of the Conservative position, though the government is unlikely to lose the vote
One in five members of the Liberal Democrats quit the party last year, with the worst losses in constituencies represented by government ministers, as disaffected activists walked out in protest at the coalition.
Nick Clegg’s closest allies have vowed the Liberal Democrats will stick with the coalition for the full five-year term, fearing a backlash from voters and the markets if the party backs out early. The Deputy Prime Minister’s team dismissed as “absolu
Free speech in the US has always been the foundation on which it's success stands as a republic. When Republicans say something that Liberal Democrats don't like Lib Dems immediately clamor and protest to shut the venue down from whence it came. When Democrats say something Republicans don't like, Republicans just shake their heads in disbelief and hold on to their wallets.
Solihull councillor Andy Hodgson defects from the Liberal Democrats to the Green Party.
Britain's only Green MP, Caroline Lucas, is to step down from the leadership of her party as part of a strategy centred on challenging the Liberal Democrats at the next election.
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Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has savaged her coalition partners, saying the Liberal Democrats have “ceased to function as a viable party in Scotland”.
A council candidate dressed as a penguin called Professor Pongoo has received more votes than the Liberal Democrats in Edinburgh. Professor Pongoo (real name Mike Ferrigan) was an independent candidate who had pledged to wear the penguin outfit to every council meeting if he was elected.
The Labour group on Aberdeen City Council says it has ruled out a coalition with the Liberal Democrats.
IT was business as usual as the Liberal Democrats maintained their vice-like grip on Eastleigh Borough Council.
Professor Pongoo, a 6 foot man dressed as a Penguin, beats the Liberal Democrats council candidate in Edinburgh
Excellent news for the Lib Dems. They are now down by 3000 seats in england including their 'Stronghold Seat' Cambridge. They lost 66 seats in Wales and 80 seats in Scotland including their Edinburgh Leader who lost her seat. Ex Councillor Sue Rose lost her seat in Shirley East which was great news but Tim Hodgson failed to take Councillor Gary Allport's seat off him in Shirley South but did reduce the number of votes to around 36 difference. Well done to the Liberal Democrats
I copied this from a report on the BBC about the demise of the (dirty & discraceful) Liberal Democrats - voters of Scotland, i salute you "The Liberal Democrats were wiped out in Stirling and Clackmannanshire. In Edinburgh, where the party may have lost as much as half its vote, the council's Lib Dem leader Jenny Dawe failed to be re-elected. And, in the capital's Pentland Hills ward, an independent candidate dressed in a penguin suit, named Professor Pongoo, came ahead of the Lib Dems" Is it too much to hope that Jo Swinson was raped by said Penguin??
Barton Farm still a big election issue, say Winchester Lib Dems: WINCHESTER Liberal Democrats are hoping that li...
The Lib Dems are the Main Opposition in Tunbridge Wells Liberal Democrat councillors across the country are working to protect the services that people value most. While everyone maybe talking about value for money, it is the Liberal Democrats who have the record. Our priorities are clear. In diff...
Lib Dems ready to sabotage Coalition deal: Tim Farron told The Independent that the Liberal Democrats would find...
Richard O'Dwyer: Lib Dems fight to halt extradition to US on piracy charges=The president of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, called on Theresa May to review her decision to approve the "ludicrous" extradition, while Conservative backbenchers said extraditions such as O'Dwyer's serve as "a thorn in the side of the special relationship".
A poll of GUARDIAN READERS puts UKIP narrowly ahead of the Liberal Democrats -
If you had to choose, would you vote for Ukip or the Liberal Democrats? via The results are worrying..
Lib Dems threaten to block monitoring laws: In Britain the Liberal Democrats are threatening to kill legislation...
Fears that NHS reforms, tuition fees and state incursions into civil liberties have damaged Nick Clegg's hopes at the next General Election are fuelled today by figures showing that the Liberal Democrats are not fielding candidates in key town hall battles on polling day next month.
A few weeks ago at the Uprise Mayoral “youth” hustings Brian Paddick made what seemed to be an off-hand remark. He claimed that a vote for the Liberal Democrats could keep the far right BNP out of the Assembly. There was so much nonsense being spoken that night that it [...]
Deputy PM criticises coalition partners over approach to legislation and promises Lib Dems will be more forceful
Clegg says Lib Dems 'delivering' Nick Clegg launches the Liberal Democrats' English local elections campaign, but admits the polls will b
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