Tudor Jones is especially good at chronicling the changing attitudes towards free markets in the Liberal and then Liberal Democrat Party. … Read the full post »
Jo Grimond was leader of the Liberal Party 1956-1967, and also briefly returned as interim in 1976 during the Jeremy Thorpe scandal.
What’s striking is how the Liberal Democrats on the road to 2010 accumulated so many members and voters for whom the very concept of coalition with the Tories was enough to put them off. … Read the full post »
Fail to understand what happened in 1997 and why and you not only fail to understand British political campaigning but also, closer to home, fail to understand the roots of more recent events involving Chris Rennard. … Read the full post »
I’ve been known to appear in a pointing photo or two and even have had a bit of fun with others with the clichéd ‘person pointing action photo’. … Read the full post »
A better understanding of Jo Grimond’s life is always a healthy corrective to some of the cartoon caricatures about right-wing lurches and Thatcherite policies that sometimes get thrown around over the views of contemporary Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »
For a few astonishing days in March 1962, the Liberal Party led the Conservative and Labour parties in the opinion polls, the only time it had ever done so since polls were invented. … Read the full post »
There is something a little incongruous about the notion of the Liberal Democrats’ oldest angry young man donning the ermine of a peer of the realm. … Read the full post »
One (and as far as I know, only one) current or former Lib Dem/SDP/Liberal MP has presented a 45 minute ITV programme about venereal disease. Can you guess who it is?
In the 1959 general election just 2,000 votes separated Ludovic Kennedy from becoming Liberal MP for Rochdale, and possibly a future party leader. … Read the full post »
Get exclusive analysis and the full text of Nick Clegg’s speech to Lib Dem conference in Liberal Democrat Newswire #18. … Read the full post »