I see that coquettish old Vince Cable is at it again, flashing a bit of leg at any bien pensant voters who might boost his chances of leading the Lib Dems. Today: Europhiles and Ukip-haters. You'll drive Scotland out of the Union if you carry on talking about how Britain is ruled by a foreign [...]
Lib Dems are excitedly travelling to their Spring conference in York, which kicks off this evening with the traditional rally (hopefully a stand-up free one, though). Vince Cable and Tim… Continue reading The post Bickering about bickering appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Nick Clegg spent this morning singing the Lib Dem equivalent of Take That’s Back for Good, telling his target voters from the teaching profession that whatever one of his colleagues… Continue reading The post Nick Clegg: Vince Cable never intended to offend teachers appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
This could have an impact on May 7th 2015 The big Populus/FT online aggregate data for February with an overall sample of 14,203, provides a mine of information presented in a form that makes possible a number of detailed analysis areas which you cannot do with conventional polling data. One I’ve been looking at overnight […]
A Coalition update. Its workings become more and more odd. Yesterday we learned that the Tories, specifically David Cameron and George Osborne, staged what was described as an ambush against the Lib Dems in Cabinet. The Prime Minister surprised everyone by announcing that he would, after all, want to see a recall of MPs Bill [...]
Democrats are very worried about the IRS targeting scandal. The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved: At least 292 conservative groups At least 5 pro-Israel groups Constitutional groups Groups that criticized Obama administration At least two pro-life groups An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor A 180 year-old … Continue reading ?
The Coalition is squabbling. Nick Clegg is complaining that the Conservatives are stealing his tax policy, which they are. The Conservatives are complaining that the Lib Dems are stopping them giving Government support to an EU referendum law, which they are. Neither complaint will actually change anything. George Osborne will go on jacking up the [...]
A dramatic Cabinet this morning with the Tories ambushing the Lib Dems over the contents of the Queen’s Speech. First, David Cameron took them by surprise by demmanding the inclusion… Continue reading The post Cameron and Osborne lead ambush of the Lib Dems over the contents of the Queen’s Speech appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Welcoming a vote by the European Parliament today in favour of a Lib Dem report proposing improvements to the European Arrest Warrant, Dr Bennion said there was now even less justification for stopping police from joint working with their counterparts in EU countries. UKIP and right wing Tory MPs are calling for Britain to stop […]
Scotter on West Lindsey (Con Defence) Result of last election (2011): Con 21, Lib Dem 11, Ind 3, Lab 2 (Conservative overall majority of 5) Result of ward at last election (2011): Emboldened denotes elected Conservatives 1,164, 934 Independent 623 Liberal Democrats 332 Result of by-election held on December 19th 2013: Non Party Independent […]
The Coalition is merely cohabiting now – that much has been clear for a while. But one partner doesn’t seem to acknowledge quite how unreasonable its behaviour is. The Lib… Continue reading The post Gove: Lib Dems think we’re anti-apple pie, cream and custard. Clegg: We’re being grown up about Coalition appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Earlier this week David Cameron threatened the Lib Dems with divorce. Today, two of their senior figures offered to kiss and make up. Sir Alan Beith and Sir Bob Russell,… Continue reading The post PMQs sketch: Miliband turned Cameron’s flooding fraud into a faux pas appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Liberal Democrat MEPs for Yorkshire and the Humber, Rebecca Taylor and Edward McMillan Scott, yesterday attended a cross-party meeting with EU health Commissioner Tonio Borg to discuss finding a resolution to the on-going thalidomide drug scandal. Thalidomide was created by the German company Grünenthal and was given to pregnant women throughout Europe in the 1950s […]
Earlier today, I received this email from the Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills Vince Cable, which outlines how the Liberal Democrats are committed to helping everyone to get on in life: Dear Les, Today, Nick Clegg has laid out our record on higher education. It’s a record that demonstrates that […]
We believe the first few years of people’s lives are crucial in helping them to get on later in live. In Government Lib Dems have: Given 15 hours free early education to all 3-4 year-olds and 40% of 2 year-olds. We are also giving free school meals to all children in Reception, Year 1 and […]
I take my hat off to the Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg, who has challenged Nigel Farage, leader of the loony UKIP party to a proper debate on the European Union (EU). Now that's what politics is supposed to be about - argument and debate,...Show More Summary
Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion has called on the EU Commission to ban mobile roaming fees altogether after a new study showed more than one third of British travellers turn phones off when abroad to avoid high charges. A survey found that 37% of Brits travelling to other parts of the EU simply switch off […]
Liberal Democrats on Cornwall Council are continuing our series of parking offers with a new scheme offering free parking for half an hour in all Council run car parks. The offer, which begins on 1 March and runs until 20 April, hasShow More Summary
Dr Julie Smith, chair of the recent Lib Dem Defence policy paper and member of the Manifesto Working Group, shares her views on the threats the UK faces in the 21st Century, and how to address them: Defence is a crucial attribute of the state and Liberal Democrats take this very seriously. We recognise, however, […]
At Lib Dem conference last autumn, the Liberal Democrats couldn’t tell you often enough how they had saved the quango Natural England from the Tory axe. Both Nick Clegg and… Continue reading The post Clegg admits that the quango he and the Lib Dems boasted of saving made the floods worse than they needed to be appeared first on Spectator Blogs.