Lib Dem Conference

Too Many Prisoners, Too Few Staff - Why Our Prisons Are In Crisis

Lord Marks | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Politics
Lord Marks

Unless the Government gets prisoner numbers down and devotes the resources necessary to getting staffing levels up, building a renewed prison estate and providing effective education, training and other purposeful activity in every prison, all they will be doing is trying to use small sticking plasters to staunch gaping wounds.

Loud Liberalism Will Save the Lib Dems

Chris Whiting | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

Now, four months after our near obliteration, we are convalescing at an encouraging speed. Loud liberalism will save our party and our country. More than ever, the Liberal Democrats need Britain and Britain needs the Liberal Democrats - please don't let us be right without power again.

You Still Can't Trust the Lib Dems

Jon Ashworth | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

Now represented in Parliament by just a handful of white, middle-aged men the Lib Dems are becoming even more of an irrelevance in today's modern world... The party leader may have changed but you still can't trust the Lib Dems - they have lost all credibility for good.

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 10 October 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

There is possibly nothing more ill-fitting than a party conference: it's precisely the sort of thing that should happen briefly over a weekend in the summer, not four week days through the first weeks of a dreary autumn...

Five Things We Learned From the Lib Dem Conference

Stuart Thomson | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

The Lib Dems do not believe that the game is over. Whilst they are obviously worried about what will happen next year, they remain bullish. What we also saw though was leading MPs thinking about what a post-Clegg world might look like.

Clegg and the Lib Dems: Crisis or Opportunity?

Mark Oaten | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Oaten

I feel great sympathy for my old colleague Nick Clegg. Many of us expected a rough ride mid-term, but by now I thought his fortunes would turn as the party matured into government and the tough choices started to reap rewards. With the election looming I was confident that polling would pick up rather than head downwards. So what can he do now?

Absolutely Nobody Defecting To The Liberal Democrats

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Comedy

The Liberal Democrat conference has been rocked by the news that no one is defecting to their party. "People here are absolutely fuming at the lack...

Lib Dems To Raise Council Tax On The Rich

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats will add extra bands onto council tax to raise more money from the rich and cut the deficit fairly, Danny Alexander has told act...

14 Pictures That Prove How Exciting Political Party Conferences Are

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Comedy

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The Week In (Funny) Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Comedy

In the words of the late, great David Frost: that was the week that was. The week that the Liberal Democrats held their conference, and millions of...

The Central Question for Brent Central

Lembit Opik | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Politics
Lembit Opik

Nick Clegg's not a terrible person. Even though his people made personalised anonymous briefings against me, and though he broke a commitment he made at the time of his leadership election, I forgive him. What's harder to forgive is his bloody-minded determination to stay in charge even though just about every performance indicator available shows that under his leadership the party has gone backwards. Remember when he said his goal was to double the number of Lib Dem MPs? I do. Instead, he's already presided over the second biggest numerical decline in Lib Dem MPs since 1945.

Muslim Veils May Be Born of Misogyny: But I Will Defend The Right Of Women To Wear Them

Luke Massey | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
Luke Massey

We live in a pluralist society: I don't want anyone to lecture me about the way I choose to live my life: in return, I won't lecture them.

LOOK: Leaked Lib Dem Email - With Explanatory Notes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Whoops! An email sent to Liberal Democrat MPs with 'Five things to remember for every interview' has been leaked to political journalists attending th...

Lib Dems Could Take Historic Step In Vote to Scrap Trident at Conference

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

On Tuesday, the Liberal Democrat Conference will debate and vote on the future of Britain's nuclear weapons system. Putting this controversial issue out for open debate is much to the party's credit and its record on challenging the status quo on Trident is streets ahead of the two main Westminster parties, which remain mired in Cold war thinking.

Calls For Nick Clegg To Wear The Veil In Public

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Comedy

A majority of Liberal Democrats support the wearing of the veil in public when it comes to Nick Clegg, a new survey shows. The poll of Lib Dem memb...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Completely Crazy'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 15 September 2013.. 1) 'COMPLETELY CRAZY' The Lib Dem conference has kicked off in Glasgow and former...

Ten Broken Lib Dem Promises

Harriet Harman | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Politics
Harriet Harman

The Liberal Democrats will do a lot of talking at their conference in Glasgow this week, so it's worth remembering the single most important truth about them: Nick Clegg has repeatedly said one thing and then done another.

WATCH: The Biggest D*ck In Politics?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Comedy

The marvellous Cassetteboy is back - under the guise of Bad Teeth - and this time he's taking on not just Cameron, or Clegg, or Miliband, but all thre...

'Bedroom Tax' Is Attacked...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK

Liberal Democrats have sharply criticised their own government ministers for failing to stop the so-called bedroom tax. Party members, gathered at ...

'Outstanding MP' And 'Powerful Thinker'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg lavished praise on disgraced former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne as an "effective" and "outstanding" politician. The Deputy Prime Minist...

'You Think You've Got It Hard Now? Forget It'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics

Former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown joked with activists at the party's Spring conference that the Chris Huhne scandal does not mean "they've ...

Tough Times, Fairer Taxes?

Richard Bassford | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Bassford

No policy is perfect nor can it ever deliver only the desired outcomes; unintended consequences are a fact of political life. However the several drawbacks of raising personal income tax allowances raises the question of whether it is the right policy to frame the fairness of the Liberal Democrats, their successes in Government and their future objectives.

The Week In (Funny) Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Comedy

From Romney and Obama to the Duke and Duchess - via UN flirtations, high wire acts and animal photobombs - take a look at our round-up of this week's ...

Lib Dem Party Conference - "Why Aren't They Screaming?"

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Now admittedly, this was my first party conference but as the train wheezed into Brighton station and I peered through my rain-spattered window at the black clouds being tossed about the seaside sky, I remember thinking what an apposite congregation of vapours it was to herald a Lib Dem conference at this particular moment in time.

'Nothing Can Be Won Without A Battle,' Nick Clegg Says In Closing Speech

PA | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg warned Liberal Democrats of more tough times ahead as he put them on a war footing before the 2015 general election. Setting out a bleak...