The “Triple Lock” is the nickname given to the formal mechanism adopted by the Liberal Democrats to decide on issues such as whether or not to go into a coalition with another party in the Westminster Parliament.


The Triple Lock: Lib Dem procedures in case of a hung Parliament

With a hung Parliament looking so likely, a quick recap of the Liberal Democrat triple lock process for negotiating with other parties may come in useful. … Read the full post »


The Triple Lock: the full Federal Appeals Panel ruling

In my detailed history of the Liberal Democrat ‘triple lock’ (the four-step system for agreeing major decisions such as entering into coalition government, as used in May 2010) I made a brief a reference to a Federal Appeals Panel ruling on it. The ruling had previously been shrouded in some obscurity (or, if you take … Read the full post »