Lord Oakeshott

Clegg and Cable's Pub Visit - Yet Another Example of Labour Setting the Political Agenda

Toby Perkins MP | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Politics
Toby Perkins MP

On Tuesday morning, in a central London pub, Vince Cable and Nick Clegg got together to announce a new statutory regulatory code to manage the relationship between the large branded pub chains that own the majority of pubs in the UK (known as PubCos) and their licencees. This is yet another example of Labour setting the political agenda.

After Failing To Oust Clegg, Lib Dem Peer Buys A Load Of Pubs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics

Matthew Oakeshott, the Liberal Democrat peer who quit the party last week after a failed plot to oust Nick Clegg as leader, has drowned his sorrows by...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Is Cable Toast?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 29 May 2014... 1) IS CABLE TOAST? The Lib Dems are in the midst of a proper political cris...

7 Really Rubbish Political Coups In Honour Of Lord Oakeshott

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

The danger of trying to launch a political coup against your own leader is that if you mess it up you look pretty stupid. Lord Oakeshott's latest atte...

Vince Had 'No Knowledge' Of Lord Oakeshott's Botched Coup

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

Business Secretary Vince Cable has said he had "absolutely no knowledge" of polling carried out in Nick Clegg's constituency by his friend Lord Oakesh...

Danny Alexander Is Going To Lose His Seat, Says Poll

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

Lib Dem chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will lose his seat at the next general election, according to a poll released by Lord Oakeshot...

Lord Oakeshott Quits Lib Dems After Failing To Oust Nick Clegg

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat peer Lord Oakeshott has quit the party following a botched attempt to oust Nick Clegg as leader. Oakeshott, a close ally of Vince ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The (Botched) Coup Against Clegg

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 28 May 2014... 1) THE (BOTCHED) COUP AGAINST CLEGG The Independent splashes on the story ...

Vince Cable Attacks Lib Dem Peer For Leaking Anti-Nick Clegg Poll

PA | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has condemned a Liberal Democrat peer for commissioning and leaking a poll suggesting Nick Clegg will lose his seat in Parliament. In a...

Ned Simons

EU Referendum The 'Cowards Way Out', Says Lib Dem Peer

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is a "coward" for wanting to hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union, a Lib Dem peer and close ally of Vince Cab...

Lib Dems Rage At Osborne's Plan To 'Buy Tory Votes'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne's flagship Help to Buy scheme has been dismissed as a "bribe" to win Tory votes by senior Liberal Democrat politicians after the Chance...

Ned Simons

Ashdown Tells Lib Dems It Would Be 'Crazy' To End Coalition Early

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics

Lord Ashdown has warned Liberal Democrats they would be "completely crazy" to pull out of the coalition before the general election, praised Nick Cleg...

Nick Clegg In Desperate Plea For Party Unity Following Calls For Resignation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg will today issue a rallying call for party unity during the opening of the Lib Dem conference in Glasgow. The plea will follow a senior ...

Ned Simons

Lord Ashdown: Oakeshott Is 'Squawking From Cloud-Cuckoo Land'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Politics

The senior Lib Dem peer who called for Nick Clegg to stand down is an attention seeker who failed to lift a finger to help during the Eastleigh by-ele...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Call To Cap House Prices

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 13 September 2013... 1) CALL TO CAP HOUSE PRICES Let the market rip! Or maybe not. At least not the m...

'Remove Nick Clegg Before 2015 Election'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Politics

Lord Oakeshott has called for Nick Clegg’s removal as leader of the Liberal Democrats before the next general election in order to cuts ties with th...

Nick Clegg Told To Take 'Dirty Money' Out Of Politics

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg should shame Labour and the Conservatives into reforming party funding, Liberal Democrat peer Lord Oakeshott said today. He called on th...

'Nick Has To Show A Bit Of Leg'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Politics

A Cabinet Minister has claimed Nick Clegg is only opposing childcare reforms to head off a campaign to oust him as Liberal Democrat leader. In an e...

Lord Ashdown Backs Nick Clegg, Smacks Down 'Minor Dissident' Lord Oakeshott

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrats should stop criticising Nick Clegg and back his leadership, former party leader Lord Ashdown has said. Writing in the Guardian on...

Are The Knives Out For Nick Clegg?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

A senior Liberal Democrat peer has said the party must consider getting rid of Nick Clegg in order to avoid an electoral wipe out at the next general ...

Knives Out For Nick Clegg?

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Politics

A senior Liberal Democrat peer has said the party must consider getting rid of Nick Clegg in order to avoid an electoral wipe out at the next general ...

Ned Simons

Osbone And Cameron 'Obsessed With 24-Hour News' Says Tory Peer

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne is too obsessed with the 24-hour news cycle and should stop trying to master political tactics in order to concentrate on being chancel...

Lib Dem Peer Calls For Cable To Replace Osborne

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Politics

Lord Oakeshott has dismissed George Osborne as a "work experience" chancellor and insisted Vince Cable should be handed his job. A close ally of Bu...

VOTE: Should Bob Diamond Resign?

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK

Bob Diamond, the Barclays CEO once described as the unacceptable face of capitalism, is facing pressure to resign after a rate-fixing scandal hit his ...

Tory MPs Threaten Rebellion Over House Of Lords Reform

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Politics

A senior Liberal Democrat peer today warned Conservatives that they must back coalition plans to reform the House of Lords - despite a threatened revo...