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post 23 January 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Rennard peace talks - but concerns remain over 'due process'

The language of the Northern Ireland peace process is being used amid signs of a possible reconciliation in the Lib Dem civil war over Lord Rennard.

article 22 January 2014 Politics
He was the fresh-faced new politician on the block in 2010. With the Rennard affair swirling around him, Nick Clegg has a careworn look and his party is in the doldrums. What next for the Lib Dems?
by The strange death of Liberal Democrat Britain?

He was the fresh-faced politician on the block in 2010. But with the Rennard row showing no signs of easing, Nick Clegg looks weary and his party is in the doldrums. So what next for the Lib Dems?

post 21 January 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Lib Dem bloodbaths, conciliation, and the Liberal flame

The Rennard affair is pitting the emotional side of liberalism against its intellectual side. With Labour or the Tories, such discussion would be drowned out by the thud of a pre-emptive bullet.

article 21 January 2014 UK
Lord Rennard threatens to sue the Lib Dems after being suspended, while one of the women who says the peer sexually harassed her also raises the prospect of legal action. (G)
Lib Dems divided amid threats of legal action

Lord Rennard threatens to sue the Lib Dems after being suspended, while one of the women who says the peer sexually harassed her, also raises the prospect of legal action.

article 20 January 2014 Politics
Lord Rennard and the House of Lords
Lord Rennard statement: I will not offer an apology

In a lengthy and personal statement, Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard again refutes allegations of sexual impropriety, saying: "It is impossible to describe how enormously distressed I am by this situation."

post 20 January 2014
Read more on Cathy Newman's blog How my Rennard question to Nick Clegg got me booed

The suggestion is that the Lib Dem leadership had every opportunity to deal with Lord Rennard years ago, but failed to take that opportunity. Hence my demands for an interview with Nick Clegg.

post 20 January 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Clegg hopes to buy time on Rennard

Nick Clegg finds himself squashed between two sets of strongly committed party figures and tied up by a party rule book that lashes democratic and procedural chains around him.

article 20 January 2014 UK
Lib Dem Leader Nick Clegg is demanding an apology from Lord Rennard, over allegations of sexual impropriety. (G)
Rennard suspended from Lib Dems

After Lord Rennard's membership of the Lib Dems is suspended, pending a disciplinary procedure, his spokesman says he is considering legal action against the party if the decision is not reversed.

video 18 January 2014 UK

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Lord Rennard breaks silence - on Facebook - video

The Lib Dem peer at the centre of complaints that he was guilty of inappropriate behaviour towards female activists said he did consider an apology "years ago" but had been "rebuffed".