As well as being Prime Minister during the Second World War, heading up the Conservative Party, earlier in his career Winston Churchill was a Liberal Cabinet minister (and hence my post Winston Churchill – Liberal or Tory?).

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And then there were two…. (more Lib Dem MPs): Never Mind The Bar Charts #15

Welcome to the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts, in which Stephen Tall and I discuss the two latest recruits to the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party, as well as lessons from Winston Churchill on when to hold a politician’s past against them. … Read the full post »


No wonder we’re so often governed badly

It’s the easy, soft option. Civil servants blame ministers and ministers blame civil servants. It’s not unknown for one to praise the other (as Lynne Featherstone did recently) but of course neither group is perfect, leaving plenty of material for the mutual buck passing when people wonder why government often seems to run so poorly. … Read the full post »