Announcing the new Lib Dem spokespersons team, which features two former leaders in the form of Tim Farron and Ming Campbell, current party leader Vince Cable said… … Read the full post »
Read about the Liberal Democrat activist and former senior manager at party HQ turned peer, (Lord) Ben Stoneham.
Following the general election and pending the election of a new party leader, Tim Farron has announced a new line-up for the Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet. … Read the full post »
In The best kept secret in the Liberal Democrats I criticised Liberal Democrat peers for their lack of communication over welfare reforms: Bizarre is perhaps the best word for it, though a little more polite than some that have passed through my mind in the last few days as, once again, the party has drawn … Read the full post »
Fourteen Liberal Democrat peers, including the former party Chief Whip Archy Kirkwood and the former interim Chief Executive Ben Stoneham, joined a successful rebellion in the House of Lords today. The vote, on part of the Welfare Reform Bill, was over the proposal to cut housing benefit payments from people who have spare bedrooms in … Read the full post »
I’m uninterested in the sex lives of footballers. But I don’t like blackmailers. And I don’t think the law should favour them. Imagine this situation. Someone threatens to publish information about someone’s private life unless they receive a large pay-off to stay silent. I don’t think the law should say – “go ahead, publish away; … Read the full post »
Exhibit A: “I hear from a well-placed source that the list of peers, with about 55 names from across the party spectrum, will be published on Wednesday 1 December.” The list was published on Friday 19 November with 54 names from across the party spectrum, so not bad at all. Exhibit B: “A normally astute … Read the full post »
A former Liberal Democrat party employee working in public relations rang to alert Ming Campbell’s team to a damaging e-mail. … Read the full post »