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Lib Dems switch on the sunshine – and attack ‘sinister’ Yes tactics

The Lib Dems have just launched the final leg of their campaign against Scottish independence, which is a poster van with Charles Kennedy’s head emblazoned across it and three of… Continue reading The post Lib Dems switch on the sunshine – and attack ‘sinister’ Yes tactics appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Guardian ICM phone poll sees Labour lead cut from 7 to 2

The Guardian ICM phone poll is out. It confirms what the suspicion that last month’s ICM with a Labour lead of 7% was an outlier. The Greens are up to 7%, only 3% from being third in a Westminster VI poll! whilst the Lib Dems  are equalling their worst-ever performance over the last two decades. It […]

Tim Farron welcomes Lib Dem Minister’s vow to outlaw revenge evictions

Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron welcomed the news this week that Lib Dem Minister Stephen Williams has backed a bill to outlaw “revenge evictions” – where renters are threatened with evictions after asking for improvements that guarantee them a safe and secure home to rent. The Private Member’s bill, which Sarah […]

Lib Dems: Doing What What Works to Cut Crime

At Autumn conference Liberal Democrats will debate the policy paper Doing What Works to Cut Crime. The paper proposes evidence based policies that will cut crime and same money without needlessly compromising civil liberties. The paper proposes to promote restorative justice to prevent reoffending and to end imprisonment for people whose only crime is the […]

Lib Dems: Protecting Public Services and Making them Work For You

At Autumn conference Liberal Democrats will debate  the policy paper Protecting Public Services and Making them Work For You. The paper sets out Liberal Democrats’ vision for public services that are high quality, accessible to all and locally accountable and transparent. It explains how joined-up public services can be achieved by joint commissioning at a […]

Lib Dems: Expanding Opportunity and Unlocking Potential

Liberal Democrats are proud of our vision for a free, free and open society. At Autumn Conference we will debate the policy motion Expanding Opportunity, Unlocking Potential. This paper sets out our vision to continue our work in government in championing equalities. The paper proposes plans to extend free childcare for 2-year-olds to more families, […]

Lib Dems: Age Ready Britain

Our ageing population is one of the biggest challenges Britain faces today. At Autumn Conference Liberal Democrats will debate the policy paper Age Ready Britain, which proposes a number of measures that will help make Britain age ready. For Liberal Democrats ensuring people have a decent income when they retire is vital to building a […]

Rocket Men

Steve Bell captured the mood of desperation with with his cartoon in The Guardian depicting the leaders of the Labour, Tory and Lib Dem parties launching themselves northwards to prove their 'love' and commitment towards us unruly Scots. Show More Summary

Lib Dems to cut National Insurance

The Liberal Democrats plan to make further cuts in Income Tax and to cut National Insurance for millions of working people workers under manifesto plans announced last week. The party plans to raise the personal allowance to at least £12,500 by the end of next Parliament. This move would cut income tax for 30 million […]

Lib Dems: An education system free from political interference

A Liberal Democrat government would establish an education system free from political control. Under our plans, Liberal Democrats would establish an independent Educational Standards Authority entirely removed from ministerial interference. Show More Summary

Lib Dems will maintain free access to museums

Liberal Democrats would maintain free access to national museums and galleries under manifesto plans announced this week.  The party would ensure free entry and continue to make this a condition of government funding. Museums and galleries play a crucial role in the cultural life of the UK, attracting millions of visitors each year and the […]

A key factor at GE2015: Will UKIP be deemed a “major party”?

Corporeal looks at the BBC’s Clacton decision One of the unresolved questions surrounding the next general election is how the media will treat UKIP, will they be pushed into the background as coverage hones in on the Lib Dems, (and especially) Labour, and the Conservatives or will they get brought into the mainstream debate and […]

Lib Dem Andrew George wins vote to reform Bedroom Tax

Cornish Lib Dem MP Andrew George today saw his Bill to reform the bedroom tax passed in the House of Commons. Andrew was first out of the hat in the annual ballot to select backbench MPs to promote changes to the law and he chose reform...Show More Summary

Lib Dems will not allow schools to run for profit

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. If you believe that schools should not be run for profit, sign […]

Raj Loomba provides sewing machines to empower Widows in India

Lib Dem Peer Lord Loomba has announced that his international charity, the Loomba Foundation, will be providing sewing machines to help empower women in India. The project, which will provide sewing machines to help 5,000 widows, has been supported by the Punjab Chief Minister and regional government. The women will undergo training for 2 to 3 months […]

Private members games

Two layers of parliamentary game-playing should make Friday's sitting of the Commons an interesting affair. It's the start of the private members bill season, with the first measure in the queue the Lib Dem Andrew George's Affordable...Show More Summary

David Cameron sets out new anti-terror laws

Tories and Lib Dems had been at odds on on new powers to seize passports of returning jihadist fighters One-Minute Read Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:14pm Police will get new powers to confiscate the passports of British jihadists fighting...Show More Summary

The current political climate rewards authoritarians, not civil libertarians

The talks between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives on the anti-terror measures that David Cameron will unveil this afternoon have finally finished. There are a few more details to… Continue reading The post The current political climate rewards authoritarians, not civil libertarians appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Tories and Lib Dems clash over new anti-terror laws

Credits: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May Coalition partners discuss new powers to seize passports and impose travel bans on returning jihadist fighters One-Minute Read Monday, September 1, 2014...Show More Summary

Council tax cut for energy efficient homes

Households could save at least £100 a year by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, under Lib Dem manifesto plans announced today. The Liberal Democrats would reward people who improve the energy efficiency of their homes by giving them a council tax discount and slashing their energy bills – a double bill cut. Household […]

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