Liberal Democrats


How progressive is the ‘progressive alliance’?

21 March 2017 We need an anti-austerity alliance, not a vaguely progressive alliance, argues Michael Calderbank

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the death of the coalition

7 December 2012 'Conservatives have never truly been convinced by this country’s experiment with universal suffrage'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Nick Clegg

4 February 2011 Last spring, they loved Nick Clegg. Now they think he’s a scumbag

Breaking the golden thread

5 August 2010 Does the yellow of Lib Dem rosettes represent a 'golden thread' of social liberalism, or a streak of cowardice in the face of Tory cuts? Anthony Arblaster looks at the roots of the Lib Dems' present difficulties

The Lib Dems and the left

29 May 2010 With the Tory-Lib Dem coalition, debates within the Lib Dems take on a new importance for the wider left. How do the social liberals see the prospects for collaboration between the liberal left and the socialist left? James Graham from the Social Liberal Forum gives his view