The grumpy look on a senior politician’s face as their party leader speaks. The off-the-cuff comment to a stranger in a lift. Sometimes it’s the little things that give an insight into the real political mood, cutting through the layers of soundbites, press officers and newspaper columnists that often swaddle politics like a tight-fitting familiar coat. … Read the full post »
Read below about the 2013 Liberal Democrat federal conference, which was held in Glasgow.
For more about Liberal Democrat conferences in general, see my guide Lib Dem conference: what you need to know.
I spoke this morning in the debate on reforming the 2000 Terrorism Act, made notorious by the David Miranda case.
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Speaking at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference in Glasgow, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said that only the Liberal Democrats are on the side of people looking for security in their job and businesses wanting to expand and employ more. … Read the full post »
The big vote of the day was on Trident, with conference voting by a large margin in favour of reducing Britain’s nuclear deterrent, and supporting multilateral disarmament, rather than going immediately down a unilateral route. … Read the full post »
On Monday afternoon, the party leadership’s opposition to a 50p top rate of tax only just won out at Liberal Democrat conference, by a threadbare margin of 4 votes. … Read the full post »
Watch Paddy Ashdown’s tub thumping speech at the Liberal Democrat conference rally in 2013. … Read the full post »
Vince Cable talks about the economy at the Liberal Democrat conference in the city where he entered politics. … Read the full post »
The day started with all sorts of speculation about Vince Cable’s attitudes towards the big economy debate. … Read the full post »
Here’s the new film from the Liberal Democrats, featuring Willie Rennie’s speech to the Lib Dem conference in Glasgow. … Read the full post »
Here’s the new film from the Liberal Democrats, featuring Ed Davey’s speech on energy policy in Glasgow. … Read the full post »