How Paddy Ashdown tried to make cross-party cooperation work during his time as Liberal Democrat leader – and the lessons for contemporary politics. … Read the full post »
Lawyer and human rights expert Anthony Lester became a Liberal Democrat life peer, serving in the House of Lords, in 1993. He resigned from the Lords in 2018.
The former Liberal Democrat peer, Lord Lester, has resigned from the House of Lords. He was facing suspension from the Lords over a sexual harassment case. … Read the full post »
The turnout of Liberal Democrat peers in the vote was relatively low as it happened at the same time as the Liberal Democrat House of Lords group was holding an away day out of London. … Read the full post »
Well done Meral Hussein-Ece for speaking out so strongly about the attitudes of some Liberal Democrat peers in the Anthony Lester case. … Read the full post »
Lib Dem peer Lord Lester suspended from House of Lords untill June 2022 over a complaint that he sexually harassed a woman. … Read the full post »
On Sunday morning at the Liberal Democrat federal spring conference in Southport, the party will be debating a new strategy. I’d summarise it as a six step route to success… … Read the full post »
A newly published Ministry of Justice Structural Reform Plan shows that developing options for reform is expected to take from June this year until March next year. … Read the full post »
The time is over-ripe for Parliament to replace our patched-up archaic law with one that gives stronger protection to freedom of speech. … Read the full post »
A Liberal Democrat peer is to launch a libel reform bill in the House of Lords that would offer greater protection for scientific debate against defamation claims. … Read the full post »
The Press Gazette reports:
Human rights barrister Lord Lester has drawn up a defamation reform bill which he says has cross-party support and would be available to whoever wins next year’s general election.
According to the Sunday Times, the Lib Dem peer’s “moderate” bill would tackle the issues of libel tourism and the huge costs to publishers … Read the full post »