Posts Tagged ‘Tim Farron’

No Sign of the Liberal Democrat Revival

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

The Liberal Democrats are not having a good election. Bullish coming off the back of a steadily increasing tally of councillors picked up from local authority by-elections, buoyed by a yellow wave of new members that has taken them to over 100,000 members, and their triumph in Richmond, everyone was expecting great things. Well, better […]

What is in the Liberal Democrat manifesto (and what isn’t)

by James Elliott.

It was Labour’s turn on Tuesday, and yesterday it was the Lib Dems opportunity to launch their manifesto for the General Election on June 8th. The big themes? Rejoining Europe, smoking weed, and doing both of those outside of a coalition. According to their website, and re-iterated in the manifesto, the Lib Dems have ruled out any […]

The Liberal Democrats are totally stuffed

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

A Tory and a LibDem standing on the edge of a cliff. Who do you push off first? The Tory, obvs: business always comes before pleasure. So goes the favourite gag of a former shadcab member. A number of longer-serving Labour activists might appreciate that, but the joke’s in danger of being a touch dated. […]

The coming Lib Dem – Tory war

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Believe it or not, there is one time of the year the political commentariat are more insufferable than the nonsense of the silly season. And that’s when it’s Liberal Democrat conference. And it is painful, I mean, really painful. Let’s look at the exhibits. Underneath the demand-destroying cuts and general laissez-faire attitude to economics, Vince Cable has been hinting […]

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