LONDON — With the 2017 general election just over two weeks away, the manifestos of all major political parties are being closely scrutinised by voters and journalists alike. The documents set out the parties' plans for the next five...Show More Summary
LONDON — The Liberal Democrats have launched their official general election poster — and it's quite something. The party led by Tim Farron has produced a poster showing the face of former UKIP leader and chief Brexiteer Nigel Farage...Show More Summary
Benjie Goodhart’s dad, the Lib Dem peer Lord Goodhart, was a fervent European who cherished his American roots. But as the world he’d fought for turned to dust, he was oblivious – hit by Alzheimer’s, content to sit in the garden and count planes There can’t be many people who realise their dad has Alzheimer’s from listening to the Today programme. Show More Summary
The poll trends remain good for May and Labour. The Tory strategy to liquidise UKIP and neutralise the Lib Dems could hardly have gone better. They have an average 17 point lead over Labour in all the polls in May. The perception which has concreted is that they will not just win but do so more...
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Labour and Lib Dems claim Conservatives’ austerity squeeze has left service with outdated and unprotected IT systems The cyber-attack that crippled NHS systems and forced operations to be cancelled throughout the UK on Saturday has become...Show More Summary
So Brexit, eh? How’s that going for you? Will it affect your vote? Or is it business as usual? Signs are from England that since it is still impossible to define what Brexit looks like the strong Remain position the Lib Dems took isn’t paying off well for them. In Scotland, the whole thing is more...
Tim Farron says money from income tax rise will go into ring-fenced £6bn annual budget to address chronic underfunding The Liberal Democrats have pledged to increase income tax by a penny for every earner to fund a £6bn-a-year cash injection for the NHS and social care. Show More Summary
LONDON – One of the key questions heading into the June 8 general election is how many extra seats a resurgent Liberal Democrats party can realistically expect to win. Leader Tim Farron has framed the party in unambiguous terms as the...Show More Summary