Some of the arguments we heard from Tory peers against extending the franchise for the EU referendum last night were truly absurd and were the sort of patronising arguments and attitudes that would not have sounded out of place in the House of Lords a hundred years ago in debates about giving women the right to vote.
The Liberal Democrats will make this a red line issue and we will keep putting this clause back into the bill and we urge the Prime Minister to back us and stand up to the right-wing elements in his party. Young people need and deserve a voice.
The only answer is to go up to the battlements and look again to the West where, as in the best stories, the traduced brother sit in lonely exile. When will he come? Will he be dressed as Batman or as Superman? Will he be wearing lycra or leather? The last question at least is best left to those who enjoy fantisizing about such matters.
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 would automatically and logically think, given the size of his mandate, and given that his election has attracted so many new members to the party, that his authority would be unquestioned within the PLP and especially within his own shadow cabinet. At the very least you would imagine it would be respected. However the opposite has been the case.
Corbyn is a liberal in the sense that is important to me. He has stood up on many of the issues I have been concerned with over the last 10 years - the Iraq War, Guantanamo Bay, extraordinary rendition. He oozes authenticity and political courage; Labour members have responded to this, and I very much believe the wider public will do so if he is given more time and more support. I want to be part of that journey. It could not be more important.
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.
The Left faces the biggest challenge British politics has seen in recent political history. And this challenge is undoubtedly going to overwhelm them, and the exciting and endearing Jeremy Corbyn will be resigned to the history textbooks.
I'm pretty sure that a piece of parchment in the HOC library wasn't much of a deterrent anyway. Please learn the difference between your human rights, and the Human Rights Act. Or I will take them from you. Kidding.
If you are, for example, a disenfranchised labour councillor would you move to a party led by Tim Farron, a distinctly left of centre leader with interventionist instincts who will probably take the party 'back' to the kind of political territory inhabited by Charles Kennedy? I can't see New Labourites seeing Farron as their White Knight.
Although the installation of proportional representation looks highly unlikely in the UK, if minor parties manage to continue their rise into future elections, some form of electoral reform could take place with overwhelming public support.
There was once a time when to be liberal meant to be tolerant of other people's views and behaviours - to allow them even when they offend or disgust,...
The scale of Ukip's popularity should not be underestimated, but has triggered a reaction from the Westminster bubble. Both Labour and the Conservatives now have five more years to tackle the issues Ukip are so popular on, and will do so with ease given their major influence in parliament.
We're 100 days into a Tory government and, let's be honest, they have been fairly clear on what they're about. Unfortunately, for the majority of us across the UK - those of us who didn't vote Tory - it doesn't look pretty. A clear course has been set that puts the interests of the haves over the have nots, dismisses issues like the environment and migration as someone else's problem and enthusiastically paints the UK as an increasingly insular, ungenerous country ill-fit and unwilling to play its part in Europe. The penny is well and truly dropping on how hard Lib Dems fought in government - and how much of a difference we actually made over the last five years.
What we need to remember is that the House of Lords is far bigger than Lord Sewell, and that's precisely why calls to abolish it based purely on Sewell's actions - without actually considering what this entails - must be resisted.
Rather than cast themselves as the ventriloquist's dummy to speak what is input by regular students, they instead wish to be the ventriloquist, and substitute the voices of ordinary students for their own.