Liberal Democrats


post 08 March 2016
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: cannabis taxes - money spinner or smoke and mirrors?

Regulating cannabis could earn the government 1bn in taxes a year, a new report established by Lib Dem health spokesperson Norman Lamb says. Really?

article 27 October 2015 UK
George Osborne
Tax credits: Osborne says reforms will continue

Chancellor George Osborne says tax credit reforms will go ahead, despite the government's dramatic defeat in the Lords on cuts for millions of low-income families.

post 07 October 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog David Cameron tries to return to his liberal Conservatism mission

Long marchers from the 2005 Cameron leadership bid will hope it's a return to his original programme of work, but he now faces divisive and headline-hogging battles.

post 23 September 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: where are the missing 6,000 Lib Dems?

Shoring up the party faithful, Tim Farron, new Lib Dem leader, promised that "20,000 new members had joined" since May. FactCheck's been trying to find them.

article 07 September 2015 UK
Alistair Carmichael lawyers try to dismiss challenge

Lawyers for the Liberal Democrat MP and former Scottish secretary say a bid from constituents to challenge his election over a leaked memo about Nicola Sturgeon is "bound to fail".

article 17 July 2015 Politics
Tim Farron asked three times if gay sex is a sin

The new Liberal Democrat leader, who has come under pressure for abstaining on an earlier vote on gay marriage, is asked three times whether he believes homosexual sex is a sin.

article 05 June 2015 UK
Charles Kennedy (Reuters)
Charles Kennedy's death caused by alcoholism

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy suffered a "major haemorrhage" caused by his alcoholism, a post-mortem examination has concluded.

post 02 June 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Are the Lib Dems shifting closer to Charles Kennedy's ideal of the party?

Charles Kennedy's distinctive stance on his own party's positioning may be about to undergo a revival.

article 02 June 2015 UK
Charles Kennedy, who has died, aged 55 (Getty Images)
Charles Kennedy: a man of 'wit, charm, and humanity'

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has died at the age of 55. Lord Ashdown called him a man of "wit, charm, judgment, principle and decency", while David Cameron praised his humanity.