Lord Rennard

Lord Rennard Quits Lib Dem Federal Executive

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics

Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard has stood down from the party's ruling Federal Executive, amid pressure from Tim Farron and other party members. In 2014,...

Lord Rennard Has Lib Dem Suspension Lifted

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics

Lord Rennard has had his suspension from the Liberal Democrats lifted after disciplinary action linked to allegations of pestering women was dropped. ...

Lord Rennard 'Must Be Kicked Out Of The Lib Dems'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Politics

Embattled Nick Clegg faces a fresh crisis after former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard finally apologised to four women who accused him ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Whitewash?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 30 May 2014... 1) WHITEWASH? It's not often I agree 100% with the splash headline on the fro...

Parliament Has Spent Over £100,000 Fighting Employment Tribunals

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Politics

Update: The House of Commons said it had records of 8 employment tribunal causes involving MPs' staff since May 2010, but refused to disclose any mor...

The Palace Of Sexminster: Drunken Sexual Harassment 'Rife In Commons'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A third of young aides claim to have been victims of drunken MPs, it can be revealed following the conclusion of the Nigel Evans trial. A shocking ...

Sorry Is the Hardest Word for Politicians

Paul Blanchard | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

Politicians don't 'do' sorry. With the exception of Nick Clegg, who can say sorry with some considerable style and start memes with equal aplomb, most politicians would rather engage in various forms of linguistic gymnastics rather than let the actual word 'sorry' escape from their lips.

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Quick news quiz question: who, this week, was arrested for DUI and drag racing? Was it a) Justin Bieber or b) the Director of Operations for the Victo...

Mehdi's Minute: On Lib Dem Sex Scandals and Citizens' Arrests (VIDEO)

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Do you want my alternative take on the Lib Dem sex scandals, the attempt to arrest Tony Blair, Ed 'The Arsonist' Miliband and the Ukip weather forecast? Here it is in 60 seconds...

In Praise of Lecherous Men, a Wellington Without the Beef, Our Green and Pleasant Land

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

"My boyfriend bought me a vegetarian cookbook for Christmas...even though I'm not one," she laughed. Our eyes met and we smiled. Funny, but if a man I was hopeful about gave me a vegetarian cookbook for Christmas, knowing that I'm not one, I think I would run faster than you could say "Jack Rabbit".

Stella Creasy, Joan Bakewell And Anne Robinson Debate Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

With the controversy over Lord Rennard continuing to blight Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats, broadcasters Anne Robinson, Joan Bakewell and Stella...

The Lord Rennard Saga Has Greater Implications for the Country

Phil Hall | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Phil Hall

The Lord Rennard saga has greater implications for the country than simply exposing what he did or didn't do. Nick Clegg famously took a swipe at "the self-appointed detectives in the Press" in relation to the allegations against his party's former Chief Executive...

Tebbit: Rennard Row Is A 'Farrago Of Nonsense'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Norman Tebbit has joined the debate over the Lord Rennard sexual harassment allegations - saying he feels sorry for the under-fire peer. Rennard ha...

Nick Clegg Dismisses 'Total Garbage' Story About His Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has dismissed reports that his wife shaped his decision to take on Lord Rennard as "compete garbage", as the row opened up bitter divisions...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Don't Mess With Miriam

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 22 January 2014... 1) DON'T MESS WITH MIRIAM Is the Deputy Prime Minister's wife behind h...

Lord Rennard Starts Legal Proceedings Against Liberal Democrats

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The sexual harassment scandal engulfing the Liberal Democrats has moved a step closer to the law courts after the peer at the centre of the allegation...

WATCH: Rennard Wants Lib Dem 'Reconciliation' Process

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Lib Dem peer Lord Greaves has repeated his call for his party to set up a reconciliation process similar to the one followed in apartheid South Africa...

Lord Rennard Threatens To Sue Liberal Democrats

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats were in turmoil today as the leadership faced bitter recriminations over its handling of sexual harassment allegations against a...

'Stop Saying 'It's Like The Salem Witch Trials',' Say Salem Witch Trial Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Victims of the late 17th century Salem witch trials have finally had enough of people using the phrase 'It's like the Salem witch trials', Huffington ...

'I Will Not Offer An Apology'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard says he will not be apologising to women who accuse him of sexual harassment and has threatened legal action agains...

Nick Clegg Urged To Apologise For Distress He's Caused To Lib Dems

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Nick Clegg has been urged to apologise for his "completely inappropriate" behaviour as leader of the Liberal Democrats. Many believe that Clegg's ...

Ned Simons

Lord Rennard Allies Trying To 'Demonise Women', Says Lib Dem Peer

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

There is a worrying attempt by allies of Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard to "demonise women", the party's gender and equalities spokesperson in the House of...

Lib Dem Activists Fight to Uphold Core Values

Naomi Smith | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Naomi Smith

While such questions remain, the Liberal Democrats should not rush to welcoming Lord Rennard back to a position of prominence in parliament and in policy-making. To do so would be to show that it's 'business as usual' in the old boy's club of Westminster, and would make the Liberal Democrats outspoken apologists of an abusive political culture.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Nick Vs Chris

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 20 January 2014... 1) NICK VS CHRIS To say Nick Clegg is under pressure is an understatement...

'Basic Decency'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has waged war on the party's peers who support Lord Rennard, accusing them of defying "basic decency" if they readmit him without an apolog...