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Anger As Wheelchair User Politician Can't Board Bus Because Of Parent With Buggy

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK

A disabled rights charity has hit out after a politician who uses a wheelchair couldn’t board a London bus because the driver would not ask a parent...

Lib Dems: A Party Without A Message?

Louise Wilson | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

I hope the tide starts to turn for the Lib Dems. Indeed, they campaign on many issues that many other parties hold dear: a more proportional electoral system, reformation of the House of Lords, devolving power to local communities. And whilst I don't agree with much of their policy, they could help to form one of the strongest cross-party oppositions to the Scottish Government at a time when this is desperately needed.

The Age of Irresponsibility

Craig Berry | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK Politics
Craig Berry

George Osborne's budget speech was, as usual, a masterclass in combining the rhetoric of change with reality of continuity. Britain has, according to Osborne, left 'the age of irresponsibility' behind. There is very little basis for this claim. Instead, the Budget, Osborne's first without Lib Dem shackles, perpetuates his reckless stewardship of the British economy.

What Four-Year-Olds Can Teach Us About Foodbanks and Government

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK
Carrie Armstrong

Some changes really are instant. And if four year olds, with no voting power at all, living under the poverty line can still find a way to give lentils to starving babies? If they can feel powerful, purely because it never occurs to them that they don't have the power to change the world and help others?

Election Night Claimed Some Really Big Names...

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics

The General Election is so far shaping up to be one of the most tumultuous in recent history. Various Lib Dem ministers have lost their seats, incl...

Party Politics: Just Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

David Mooney | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

We've hit the part of the General Election campaign that really starts to get on my nerves. The funny thing is, I genuinely think this vote could be one of the most interesting in the UK's history, given how disillusionment with large swathes of the political spectrum has resulted in no one party looking capable of gaining an overall majority...

Lib Dem MP Thinks The Glass Ceiling 'Clearly' Affects Men, Not Women

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Politics

A Lib Dem MP has caused a stir after claiming that the glass ceiling "clearly" applies to men like him, rather than woman. Ian Swales, MP for Redca...

It's Time to Take Voting Online

Jade Lane | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Jade Lane

I can't help but think that local councils are missing a trick here. In our technology-driven world where we manage much of our lives online, from personal finances to doing our shopping, surely it would make sense to introduce the option of being able to vote online?

How to Succeed in Politics in Seven Easy Lessons

Nick Abbot | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

If you follow these rules and still don't get any MPs at the next general election, worry not. You will have, at the very least, gained notoriety and fame, you will be more powerful than you were and you will have made rich, helpful contacts that would otherwise not have been available to you, and if that doesn't spell political success, I don't know what does.

Lucy Sherriff

Lib Dem MEP Advertises Up To Six MONTHS Unpaid Internship | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Correction: The headline of this article has been changed to clarify the internship is for up to six months. A Lib Dem MEP is advertising an intern...

Will Nick Clegg Follow Through on His Promise for Reform?

Sean Axtell | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Sean Axtell

Yet following the close-fisted way that Westminster handled the Bill, we must be prepared for it to stall yet again unless Nick Clegg acts swiftly on his pledge for transparency.

David Ward 'Apologises Sincerely' For Offensive Holocaust Comments

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Politics

A Liberal Democrat MP facing disciplinary action after accusing "the Jews" of atrocities against Palestinians has issued a public apology for causing ...

Lib Dem MP To Be Dragged In Front Of Chief Whip Over Holocaust Comments

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics

David Ward is to be dragged before the Liberal Democrat chief whip next week following a backlash over his comments likening the holocaust to the curr...

Lib Dem MP Defends 'Outrageous' Anti-Israel Comments

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Politics

A Liberal Democrat MP has defended comments made about Israel's treatment of Palestinians ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day. David Ward sparked a bac...

Danny Alexander says Trident Replacement 'Not Realistic'

PA | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

A Government review will provide "credible" alternatives to the like-for-like replacement of Trident, a Cabinet minister said today. Liberal Democr...

Clegg Calls On Cameron To 'Rethink' Failing Drugs Laws

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Politics

Britain's drug policies are failing, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said, in direct opposition to David Cameron who ruled out a review into the ...

It's all About ME! Plugging the Party Conference Line in the 21st Century

Danny Bartlett | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Politics
Danny Bartlett

The wizardry of the hash tag/Twitter combo is now everywhere, uniting opinion on many fronts from party politics to #whitegirlproblems, whatever they may be. In terms of the internet democratising us, I feel this social network has by far come the closest to achieving that aim.

Clegg's Balancing Act - The two Sides of Nick

Olly Kendall | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Politics
Olly Kendall

Two Nicks addressed the ICC in Birmingham today. The Deputy PM and the party leader.

The Lib Dems Want to Blame Everyone but Themselves

James Mills | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Politics
James Mills

If the proposed rainbow coalition of smaller parties and Labour was not possible it was not the only option. The Lib Dems could have told the Tories to go it alone as a minority Government. The Lib Dem defence for entering Coalition instead of remaining in opposition is bazaar, as it is big headed.

Have the Voters Started Listening to the Lib Dems?

Stuart Bonar | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK Politics
Stuart Bonar

Coming to Liberal Democrat conference has changed over the years. It used to be the case that you were ignored. You'd spend your days earnestly debating policy motions and amendments then read precisely zilch about it in the next day's papers.