The Liberal Democrats have forced a key concession from the government as the EU Withdrawal Bill makes its passage through the House of Lords. … Read the full post »
Read about the Liberal Democrat peer Lord William Wallace.
Liberal Democrat Newswire #90 came out last week, looking in particular at the latest talk, and even some action, about political realignment and deals between or across parties. … Read the full post »
Ever since the 2010 general election saw long queues of people unable to vote at some polling stations there has been a debate about whether at future general elections people still in the queue at closing time should be able to vote. … Read the full post »
It would be a brave person who walked up to Paddy Ashdown or Shirley Williams and told them to their face that they are history… … Read the full post »
As part of Parliament’s deliberations over the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill, this week the House of Lords debated the possibility of moving to weekend voting. … Read the full post »
Soon after becoming Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg promised “the most significant programmes of reform by a British government since the 19th century…. the biggest shake-up of our democracy since 1832.” … Read the full post »
So far, the Liberal Democrat Deputy Leadership election looks to be shaping up as a contest between Tim Farron and Simon Hughes. … Read the full post »
Danny Alexander may be the main name on Why Vote Liberal Democrat?, but he is the editor – and the book is a collection of twenty-six short essays plus a foreword from Nick Clegg. … Read the full post »
William Gladstone’s legacy for modern political parties was the subject for discussion at the January meeting of the Liberal Democrat History Group. … Read the full post »
Yesterday the Financial Times ran an obituary from Liberal Democrat peer William Wallace:
Ralf Dahrendorf, who has died at the age of 80, crowded several careers, in Germany and Britain, into a single life.
First a leading academic sociologist, then a rising Liberal German politician, director of the London School of Economics and later warden of St … Read the full post »