Liberal Democrats


Election 2019: Reflections from Penistone and Stocksbridge

21 December 2019 From dirty tricks campaigns to the private interests of career politicians, Sam Gregory explores why Labour lost a long-standing Sheffield seat

Election 2019: Battle lines drawn in Sheffield Hallam

10 December 2019 Sam Gregory of Now Then magazine reports on the candidates vying for votes in a key Lib Dem-Labour marginal

Jo Swinson at the BBC leaders debate

Election 2019: Anti-semitism and phoney solidarity

9 December 2019 The faux-concerns from the party’s opponents does little for Jewish people, argues Oscar Leyens

Brian Eno: Why I’m backing Labour in Kensington

28 November 2019 In 2017, Labour won Kensington by just 20 votes. Brian Eno explains why he's backing Emma Dent Coad in the seat - and why voting Lib Dem is ‘voting Tory without admitting it’

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



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