Libdems

Stitch on the Black Triangles and Be Done With It!

Rob McDowall | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rob McDowall

Vilification of benefit claimants and disabled people is endemic, perhaps the government should just stitch on the black triangles and be done with it or bring in the Welfare Games to keep us at a more manageable number and remind us how grateful we are for all the 'pitty money' (in Simon Stevens words) that we get.

Our Dysfunctional World of War and Poverty

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

As a species we have tremendous talents. Our scientific achievements are incredible; our advances in medicine and technology are stunning. Our social development however is still almost at Stone Age level.

Climate Change, Accept the Science and Act

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

It is high time we accepted the science - climate change is real and man-made - and started to implement energy saving measures in everything we do. We need to embrace renewable energy and in so doing drastically cut our emissions of greenhouse gases.

Jesus and Mo Go to Westminster

James O'Malley | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
James O'Malley

There's a bit of a flap taking place on Twitter today over a tweet and the resulting petition by the Liberal Democrat candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn, Maajid Nawaz -- who also happens to be the Chairman of the anti-extremism organisation, the Quilliam Foundation. What did he tweet? Prepare your outrage...

Should Women Should Ask Men How Much They Earn?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Politics

Women should ask male colleagues how much they earn to see if they are receiving equal pay, women and equalities minister Jo Swinson has said. Swi...

Why the People Want Ukip and the Luvvies Don't Get It

Godfrey Bloom | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Godfrey Bloom

The reason Ukip is now polling a consistent average in by-elections since May (23.6%) is admittedly a fascinating phenomenon... Those in the metropolitan élite bubble, who graze on sun-dried tomatoes, pasta and chardonnay are struggling with this. Why won't this beastly party of amateurs go away? It's now beyond a joke... People are turning to Ukip because no one else seems to understand the frustration ordinary working folk are feeling.

Lib Dems Brace for a Glasgow Kiss at Party Conference

The Conversation UK | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

While the leader will almost certainly survive into the next parliament it seems likely that his party will suffer significant losses unless the conference in Glasgow can begin develop a distinctive and consistent platform of policies on which to fight the next election.

Very Little Is Being Done to Protect Society From Another Economic Crash

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Our government, using hundreds of billions of pounds of our taxes, rescued the banks from collapse. Have they got the guts to do what is required to save us from the next collapse? I am not holding my breath.

RBS And Lloyds ‘Crucifying' Customers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has received a stark report from his business adviser documenting businesses that have suffered from abusive banking support from governme...

Democracy: Politicians Should Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

For a democracy to work there has to be a way to hold politicians to their words. That has long been the job of elections. If one party doesn't do the people's will, throw them out and elect another.

Restoring Democracy, Order UKIP's Growing Appeal

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The rise of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) is an expression of frustration with the establishment political parties in not creating jobs, ceding home rule to the European Union while fostering growing disorder in large sections of the population.

Met Police To Probe Lib Dem Peer Over Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into allegations that a Lib Dem peer sexually harassed activists. The force said officers have looked i...

Why I Support Nick Clegg

Bob Morgan | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats have come in for an enormous amount of criticism for a broken pledge - for going into Coalition with the Conservatives - for making cuts and, it seems, for being the cause of all the world's problems - in spite of all this I support Nick Clegg.

Homelessness: the Destruction of Lives

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The lives of most people are dependent on the modest wages they receive from work to survive and keep a roof over their family's heads. Any interruption of that income due to illness or unemployment of the breadwinner could tip the family into homelessness.

Murdoch Should Have Been A 'Gift' To Clegg, Says Former Scottish Lib Dem Leader

PA | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

A former Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has criticised Nick Clegg in the aftermath of heavy losses at the local government elections. Tavish Scot...

Would You Pay To Dine With Clegg?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

After David Cameron got a rough ride over the so-called "cash-for-access" scandal, you'd expect Nick Clegg would want to stay clear of the whole matte...

Polls Have Bad News For Tories And LibDems

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Politics

Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are braced to lose hundreds of council seats when voters go to the polls this Thursday. On what is expected to ...

By George, British Politics is Opening Up

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

"They can't lie straight in bed, they say one thing and mean another and they just answer a question with a question". So said a voter in Bradford We...

Selling Lies: The Tory Benefit Cap Swindle

Marc Paterson | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

I was working. I was paying taxes like a good little boy. I saw the faces of the teachers I worked alongside when they found out they'd lost their jobs in the spending cuts that were 'unavoidable'. Then it was my turn. It can happen to anyone, especially if you work in the Public Sector as I did.

Convicted Fraudster And LibDem Donor Michael Brown Arrested In Dominican Republic

PA | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics

Multi-millionaire fraudster and Liberal Democrat donor Michael Brown has been arrested in the Dominican Republic after going on the run, police said t...

What is Britain's Labour Party for?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

"It doesn't really matter if it's Labour or Conservative because the people behind the scenes are always the same..." said a 23 year-old man from Live...

The Economy: It's the Poverty, Stupid

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

In my student days our thermodynamics lecturer gave us a little talk regarding examinations. He started with the usual advice about reading the quest...

QE - Quantitative Easing or Questionable Economics?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

We all know QE stands for Quantitative Easing; a better description would be Questionable Economics. The Bank of England has just announced QE2, where...

Clegg Focuses On Economy In Final Conference Speech

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has used his keynote speech at the party conference in Birmingham to promise delegates that his party "will do more...

Michael Rundle

Huhne Says Ex-Wife Has Not Accepted His Apology, Suggests Phone Was Hacked

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Politics

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has revealed that his former wife of 26 years has still not accepted his apology after his affair with a PR adviser ended...