Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion has welcomed a new EU strategy to manage the spread of non-native animals and plants that pose a major threat to local ecosystems and wildlife. In the UK, where there are an estimated 2,000 invasive species, the annual cost of controlling the damage to plants and habitats is thought to […]
New PB Thread on how many MEPs the Lib Dems will have after the Euros http://t.co/ZHM2lWolM5 pic.twitter.com/hioJ9rUC0t — The Screaming Eagles (@TSEofPB) April 16, 2014 Ladbrokes have a market on how many MEPs the Lib Dems will have after the Euros. If we apply UNS to the ICM poll for the Guardian, they will end up […]
Rebecca Taylor, Lib Dem MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, has successfully pushed through measures that will lead to better transparency for large companies. The European Parliament adopted rules that will require around 6000 large companies across Europe to report on the environmental and social impact their activities have. Liberal Democrat MEP Rebecca Taylor who led […]
The European Parliament has approved new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient. Under changes pushed by Liberal Democrat MEPs, the design of lorry cabs are set to be changed to reduce the number of blind spots under the front widescreen and the side of the vehicle. The new […]
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Alt Text: Farage Clegg debate Same poll sees Lib Dems sink to new low One-Minute Read Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 8:20am A new poll puts Ukip at their highest ever position and the Liberal Democrats at an all-time low. The ComRes poll puts Nigel Farage’s party on 20%, up four points from last month. Show More Summary
Credits: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Alt Text: Nick Clegg Nick Clegg has pandered to detractors, adds Jeremy Browne One-Minute Read Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 7:28am The Liberal Democrats are pointless – says one of the party’s most senior MPs. Show More Summary
LIB DEM MP: ‘OUR PARTY IS POINTLESS’ The Liberal Democrats are pointless, says one of the party’s most senior MPs. Speaking to The Times, Jeremy Browne argues: “Every political party and every politician has to be able to answer theShow More Summary
The Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, has today outlined his proposals for a Mansion Tax. In a speech on tax this morning, Danny described some of the details of the Tax, which would apply on homes worth over £2 million. The Liberal Democrats first proposed our Mansion Tax in 2009 […]
As backbenchers apparently gang up on Maria Miller, she’s seen Conservative and Lib Dem colleagues trying to defend her – and dampen down Esther McVey’s comments – on the airwaves… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson: Maria Miller is being hounded appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
50 days before the European elections on 22 May, a new analysis shows that Liberal Democrats are the party most likely to push for improved LGBTI rights if elected to the European Parliament. More Lib Dem candidates for the European elections have signed a pledge to stand up for human rights and LGBTI equality than […]
Another week, another success for Lib Dems in the European Parliament. This week it was hammering the final nails into the coffin of mobile roaming charges in Europe. From the end of next year, the extra fees for using your mobile phone in another EU country – already reduced significantly in recent years – will […]
Why did Nick Clegg bother debating Nigel Farage? The Ukip leader bagged two decisive victories in the battles. But that doesn’t mean the Lib Dem leader has failed to set… Continue reading The post Clegg lost against Farage, but that’s not the point appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Credits: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Alt Text: Nick Clegg Whatever happened to the blue-eyed boy of the 2010 debates? Even his own supporters think Farage won Column The Mole Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 11:55am FORGET the Farage factor. Last...Show More Summary
After the first debate Nick Clegg’s team though he lost the battle but won the war. The instant polls gave the contest to Nigel Farage, but the Lib Dems had secured their objective – providing their man with prime time coverage and a platform to take a principled and resolute stand in support of Europe. [...]
Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion has welcomed a new report by the British motor trade body the SMMT, spelling out how Europe is fundamental to the recent success of our £60 billion car industry. Among the findings, the report points out that around 4 in 10 vehicles produced by Jaguar Land Rover are sold in the […]
Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion visited the National Autistic Society’s HQ in London today, on World Autism Awareness Day, to discuss their ‘Autism in Pink’ project to tackle the widespread under-diagnosis of women with autism. The Lib Dem MEP recently joined forces with leading Staffordshire autism campaigner Kevin Healey in a drive to persuade the […]
After Tim Farron set out a new position for the Lib Dems on the ‘bedroom tax’ this morning, Labour wants to try to humiliate the party by staging a vote… Continue reading The post Lib Dem manifesto horsetrading begins appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Reflecting on the "row" between the Lib Dems and the Tories over wind farms (whether there should be more or fewer of them in the British countryside), I asked listeners to BBC Radio 4's Today programme to help me come up with a newShow More Summary
Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West Mike Crockart has welcomed the Nuisance Calls Action Plan which has been published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The Action Plan is the first comprehensive and coordinated effort to tackle nuisance calls and it sets out new measures being taken by Government, regulators, consumer groups and […]