Surprisingly, not all Lib Dems are taking a battering.
The chance of Britain quitting the EU will depend on the outcome of next month’s general election. But the question is unlikely to be simple given the probable involvement of the SNP or the Lib Dems in supporting a government led by either Labour or the Conservatives.
Paddy Power have put up a market on who will be the Deputy Prime Minister after the General Election. Given the recent pronouncements of Nick Clegg ruling out the Lib Dems joining a Lab/SNP coalition and Vince Cable saying he could stomach another coalition with the Tories (though he would like George Osborne’s job) it might not […]
LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats ruled out joining a government that relied on support from Scotland's nationalists, raising a potential obstacle to a coalition deal with the opposition Labour Party after a national election on May 7.
For someone who might be about to lose her seat, Jo Swinson seems very perky as she walks the streets of Bishopbriggs in her constituency. The Lib Dem, who is… Continue reading The post Lib Dems hope to capitalise on SNP hatred by taking tactical Labour votes appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Nobody’s perfect, are they? The IFS found something to criticise today for all the parties — the Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems and SNP — whose tax and spending plans it has examined.… Continue reading The post Four things you need to know about the IFS’ manifesto analysis appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A Lib Dem West Country MP told me at the start of the year that he thought his party would keep his seat if the Tories were broadly ahead in… Continue reading The post The polls could decide the fate of the Lib Dems appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
It’s St George’s Day today, and presumably Labour’s Emily Thornberry is out looking for ‘amazing’ houses draped in English flags. To help her out (in a way), her Lib Dem… Continue reading The post Image from Islington: Lib Dems troll Emily Thornberry appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A leaflet from the Lib Dems sullies my doormat decrying "heartless Tories" and "clueless Labour", echoing Clegg's claim that the Lib Dems would "add a heart to a Conservative government and add a brain to a Labour one". This seems.....
Helen Milner, Chief Executive of the Tinder Foundation, has scoured 328 pages of manifesto pledges and promises by Labour, the Conservatives and the Lib Dems to see what they have to say about digital inclusion and digital services. She has helpfully reproduced the relevant quotes in a blog posting here.
The Liberal Democrats are facing wipeout in their South Western heartlands. According to a new poll from ComRes/ITV News conducted in 14 Lib Dem seats, there is currently a 13-point… Continue reading The post New poll shows Tories will benefit from Lib Dem collapse in South West appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Following the launch of the Labour and Tory general election manifestos earlier in the week, today was the turn of the Liberal Democrats and UKIP. Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki looks at the most interesting aspects of their EU policies, and whether they could agree to support the Tories' EU referendum. Show More Summary
The Lib Dem manifesto launch was typically Liberal Democrat. Nick Clegg offered a robust defence of the coalition declaring simply that it ‘worked’. He argued that it had proved the… Continue reading The post Clegg’s offer to voters: I’ll be the Tories’ heart and Labour’s brain appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg just laid out his party's pitch to voters in this year's election in a single phrase. At the launch of the Lib Dem manifesto in a trendy bar in Battersea, Clegg gave one of the best lines of the General Election campaign so far. Show More Summary
The Lib Dems are launching their manifesto this morning. In keeping with their whole slightly bizarre national campaign, which has seen Nick Clegg touring the country apparently completing a Bucket… Continue reading The post Lib Dems launch their manifesto with fairy lights and funky music appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
About six years ago, when the Lib Dems were planning the 2010 election campaign, a lot of time went into the schedule of the daily morning press conference. A venue… Continue reading The post Hacks are hacked off by how politicians treat them (but they only have themselves to blame) appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Nick Clegg produced Lib Dem red lines for any coalition with either Labour or the Tories in an interview with Evan Davis this evening. Clegg said that he wouldn’t go… Continue reading The post Nick Clegg sets out red lines for coalition negotiations with Labour and the Tories appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
“Hell, yes, I am proud of this,” said Nick Clegg in the first of the BBC’s leaders interviews, broadcast at 7.30pm this evening. He’s lucky to get such a slot to… Continue reading The post Nick Clegg on Lib Dem meltdown: “I put country before party” appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
CON take lead with Opinium Con 36% (+3), Lab 34% (+1), Lib Dems 7% (n/c), UKIP 11% (-3), Greens 6% (-1) — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) April 11, 2015 Opinium leaders approvals rating Cameron -2 Miliband -18 So very different from what Survation recorded 2 days ago — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) April 11, 2015 What's really weird is totally different […]
After last week's 4% CON lead tonight's ComRes/Mail phone poll has Con 34% (-2) Lab 33% (+1) Lib Dem 12% (+3) UKIP 12% (NC) — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) April 9, 2015 ComRes chart with latest phone poll showing CON lead down by 3 pic.twitter.com/EeeoooP9cP — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) April 9, 2015 YouGov/Sun poll has CON back in lead CON 35 […]