Liberal Democrats


post 20 August 2014
Read more on Michael's blog Is the Lord Rennard affair really over for the Lib Dems?

It's hard to believe that at some point in the next year or two, Lord Rennard won't try to slip back into at least one of his old roles, despite the assurances of the top brass.

article 20 August 2014 UK
Lib Dems lift Lord Rennard's suspension

The Liberal Democrats lift Lord Rennard's suspension from the party. But one alleged victim of sexual harassment, who resigned when he was not expelled, says they are failing to stand up for women.

video 03 August 2014 UK

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Compensation for 'garden city' neighbours? - video

Homeowners could be compensated by the state if the value of their property falls as a result of the building of new garden cities, says Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. James Blake reports.

article 22 July 2014 UK
Left to right: David Davis MP and Tom Watson MP (pictures: Getty)
Two MPs to sue government over data law 'stitch-up'

Two MPs, Tom Watson and David Davis, are to sue the government for introducing "ridiculous" emergency legislation allowing police and security services access to people's phone and internet records.

post 02 July 2014
Read more on Cathy Newman's blog Leaving the Lib Dems - senior woman quits over Rennard

Channel 4 can reveal that Susan Gaszczak, who holds an influential position as chair of the Lib Dems' conference committee, is tearing up her membership card.

video 25 June 2014

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Oaten on being hacked: 'I actually did start crying' - video

Mark Oaten was forced to resign in 2006 following his Lib Dem leadership bid, amid a NoW scandal about an affair. He later learned his phone was hacked and that he had never received crucial messages.

post 16 June 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Clegg on Iraq, coalitions and Gove

The coalition position on Iraq as outlined by Nick Clegg at his press conference this morning might strike you as less than heroic.

post 06 June 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Treasury excitement after IMF thumbs-up for UK austerity

The IMF's annual MOT on the British economy concludes that the coalition's austerity policies are justified - which has set Treasury officials leaping around like excited pixies.

article 03 June 2014 UK
Vince Cable and Nick Clegg have a pint at the Queen's Head in central London (G)
One pub, two Lib Dems and an awkward-looking pint

In their first appearance since Vince Cable was forced to deny he was plotting to get rid of Nick Clegg, the pair appear in public a la Nigel Farage, as reporters peer in from outside.