Liberal Democrats

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

'Forget Yellowhammer - staying in EU is the best contingency plan'

'Forget Yellowhammer - staying in EU is the best contingency plan'

The government should consider staying in the EU rather than making no deal contingency plans, according to Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Sir Ed Davey: Democracy cannot have 'a gun to its head'

Sir Ed Davey: Democracy cannot have 'a gun to its head'

The Liberal Democrat MP said his party would only support a general election once a no-deal Brexit was “off the table”.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Luciana Berger joins Liberal Democrats

Luciana Berger joins Liberal Democrats

She said the Lib Dems were the “strongest party to stop Brexit, fight for equality and a fairer country”.

Jo Swinson: 'I'm running to be the next Prime Minister'

Jo Swinson: 'I'm running to be the next Prime Minister'

The Liberal Democrat leader confirmed her plans to run for Prime Minister if a general election is called.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Phillip Lee rules out by-election after joining Lib Dems

Phillip Lee rules out by-election after joining Lib Dems

The newly-minted Liberal Democrat ruled out a by-election a day after he dramatically crossed the floor.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tom Brake: Lib Dems will not support election vote

Tom Brake: Lib Dems will not support election vote

The Liberal Democrats will not support any vote for a general election, should Boris Johnson request a snap poll when Parliament resumes.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

Chuka Umunna: Focus on Brexit extension ‘grave mistake’

Chuka Umunna: Focus on Brexit extension ‘grave mistake’

He warned MPs against throwing 'all their eggs' into an attempt to extend Article 50, ahead of the return of Parliament on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Jo Swinson: Even Gove against no-deal Brexit

Jo Swinson: Even Gove against no-deal Brexit

She said it would be “anti-democratic” for Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament in order to carry out a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Liberal Democrats announce top team shake-up

Liberal Democrats announce top team shake-up

The Liberal Democrats have announced its new line up of frontbenchers after Jo Swinson became party leader last month.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tom Brake: Boris Johnson plans to ‘crash’ out of EU

Tom Brake: Boris Johnson plans to ‘crash’ out of EU

The Lib Dem MP has called Boris Johnson’s backstop proposals 'so vague as to be embarrassing'.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Tom Brake: ‘More potential’ for Clarke or Harman leadership

Tom Brake: ‘More potential’ for Clarke or Harman leadership

The Liberal Democrat said Jeremy Corbyn will not be able to secure enough support to lead an emergency government.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sarah Wollaston joins Liberal Democrats to fight Brexit

Sarah Wollaston joins Liberal Democrats to fight Brexit

The former Tory and Change UK MP has joined the Liberal Democrats because they offer the "best way" to fight against Brexit.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Lib Dem Christine Jardine said a "large section" of Scotland would struggle to forgive Labour if it allowed a second independence vote.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn 'flunked' opportunity to trigger election

Chuka Umunna: Corbyn 'flunked' opportunity to trigger election

The Liberal Democrat MP said the Labour leader had been "appallingly bad" at holding the government to account.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

Christine Jardine: 'Simple solution to Brexit is to cancel it'

Christine Jardine: 'Simple solution to Brexit is to cancel it'

Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine came to blows with talkRADIO’s Mike Graham for claiming the "simple solution" to Brexit is to stop it.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Jo Swinson urges Corbyn to launch no-confidence vote in PM

Jo Swinson urges Corbyn to launch no-confidence vote in PM

The Liberal Democrat leader has called on Jeremy Corbyn to table a no-confidence motion in Boris Johnson.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

‘Door is open’ for disaffected Labour and Tory MPs to join Lib Dems

‘Door is open’ for disaffected Labour and Tory MPs to join Lib Dems

Layla Moran said new Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson is leaving the door open to any disgruntled MPs who wish to defect to the party.

Jo Swinson slams Boris Johnson in Lib Dem victory speech

Jo Swinson slams Boris Johnson in Lib Dem victory speech

She won the Liberal Democrat leadership race in a landslide, defeating Sir Ed Davey by nearly 20,000 votes.

Anti-Brexit campaigner receives death threats over dancing videos

Anti-Brexit campaigner receives death threats over dancing videos

The 24-year-old has received "hundreds" of rape and death threats for posting videos of himself dancing in a 'Stop Brexit' shirt online.

Lib Dems to turn away defecting MPs unless they are anti-Brexit

Lib Dems to turn away defecting MPs unless they are anti-Brexit

Potential new members must be anti-Brexit, and looking for reform of the British political system, according to Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Brexit Party protest ‘disgusting, childish and disrespectful’

Brexit Party protest ‘disgusting, childish and disrespectful’

Liberal Democrat MEP Caroline Voaden denounced newly-elected Brexit Party MEPs for turning their backs to the European Parliament’s anthem.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sir Ed Davey

Sir Ed Davey apologises for 'decapitate' Boris Johnson remarks

Sir Ed Davey apologises for 'decapitate' Boris Johnson remarks

The Lib Dem leadership hopeful came under fire for his choice of language in a newspaper column.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Tom Brake: Chuka Umunna adds ‘weight’ to the Lib Dems

Tom Brake: Chuka Umunna adds ‘weight’ to the Lib Dems

Tom Brake: Chuka Umunna adds ‘weight’ to the Lib Dems

Chuka Umunna adds “substantially to the weight of the Liberal Democrats”, Tom Brake has said.

Chuka Umunna rejects ‘careerist’ claims after Lib Dem defection

Chuka Umunna rejects ‘careerist’ claims after Lib Dem defection

He said he is the opposite of a “careerist” despite joining his third party in six months.

Jo Swinson dismisses Chuka Umunna's tweets lambasting Lib Dems

Jo Swinson dismisses Chuka Umunna's tweets lambasting Lib Dems

The deputy Lib Dem leader has brushed off historic tweets from Chuka Umunna attacking the party.

Chuka Umunna to join Liberal Democrats after quitting Change UK

Chuka Umunna to join Liberal Democrats after quitting Change UK

Labour-turned-Change UK MP Chuka Umunna has announced that he is joining the Liberal Democrats.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sir Vince Cable: 'I see no reason why a second vote is a problem'

Sir Vince Cable: 'I see no reason why a second vote is a problem'

The Liberal Democrat leader said it was important for the public to "verify" their stance on Brexit.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Vince Cable: Peterborough was the Brexit Party’s ‘big opportunity’

Vince Cable: Peterborough was the Brexit Party’s ‘big opportunity’

Vince Cable: Peterborough was the Brexit Party’s ‘big opportunity’

The Liberal Democrat leader has said that the Peterborough by-election was the Brexit Party’s “big opportunity” and they failed to win.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Lib Dem Layla Moran: Change UK split shows ‘how broken politics is’

Change UK split confirms politics is 'broken'

Change UK split confirms politics is 'broken'

Lib Dem MP Layla Moran has said that the splintering-off of six Change UK MPs from their party shows “how broken politics is”.

Change UK

Lib Dem Christine Jardine: 'I feel bad for Change UK'

Lib Dem Christine Jardine: 'I feel bad for Change UK'

The MP said she feels bad for Change UK after six of its members abandoned the party.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

Jo Swinson: Conservatives and Labour ‘going off to the extremes’

Jo Swinson: Conservatives and Labour ‘going off to the extremes’

The politician has announced her bid to become the next leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell from Labour to be reviewed

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell from Labour to be reviewed

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell from Labour to be reviewed

Labour has said the decision to expel Alastair Campbell from the party after he voted for the Liberal Democrats will be reviewed.

Liberal Democrat coalition with Conservatives or Labour ‘impossible’

Liberal Democrat coalition with Conservatives or Labour ‘impossible’

Former Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Sir Ed Davey has ruled out a coalition with both Labour and the Conservative Party if he becomes the new party leader.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Alastair Campbell's Labour expulsion: How the internet reacted

Alastair Campbell's Labour expulsion: How the internet reacted

MPs, Labour supporters and political commentators have aired their views online after Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell was expelled from the Labour Party.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on July 23

Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on July 23

Vince Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader on July 23

Vince Cable will step down as the leader of the Liberal Democrats on July 23.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Labour and Tories found to have least clear Brexit policies

Labour and Tories found to have least clear Brexit policies

Labour and Tories found to have least clear Brexit policies

Labour and the Conservative Party have the least clear policies on Brexit, according to a YouGov poll.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

Jo Swinson brands local election result ‘a Lib Dem fightback’

The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has said that the success of the party in the local elections was “a Lib Dem fightback”.

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Ed Davey: ‘The Liberal Democrats are back in business’

Liberal Democrat Ed Davey has described the party as being “back in business” after they gained over 300 council seats in the local elections.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Tom Brake: MPs are ‘treading water’ over Brexit

Tom Brake: MPs 'treading water' over Brexit

Tom Brake: MPs 'treading water' over Brexit

The Liberal Democrats’ Brexit spokesman has said that MPs are “treading water” on the issue of Brexit as the UK’s original date of departure passed last week.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Vince Cable: Lib Dems will ‘do exceptionally well’ in next general election

Vince Cable: Lib Dems will ‘do exceptionally well’ in next general election

Vince Cable: Lib Dems will ‘do exceptionally well’ in next general election

The Liberal Democrat leader has said that he expects the party to “do exceptionally well” in the next general election.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

David Steel

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s ‘shocking testimony’ is a 'tragedy' for abuse victims

David Steel’s failure to recognise he should have acted on child sexual abuse allegations about Cyril Smith is a ‘tragedy’ according to the director of a child sexual abuse charity.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

‘Women pay more' for the 'same' product

‘Women pay more' for the 'same' product

‘Women pay more' for the 'same' product

An MP has launched a bid to stop products from being priced differently based on whether they are targeted towards men or women.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Sir Ed Davey

'Step up to the plate' and bring IS teen home, MP urges Sajid Javid

'Step up to the plate' and bring IS teen home, MP urges Sajid Javid

In an interview on the Matthew Wright show, Sir Ed Davey said the the IS teen was a "British citizen" and therefore a "British responsibility".

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lib Dems

Tim Farron: Forming centrist party with Independent Group 'entirely possible'

Lib Dems forming centrist party with Independent Group 'entirely possible'

Former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has refused to rule out the possibility of forming a new centrist party with the new Independent Group.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Layla Moran

Layla Moran MP: Liberal Democrats plan to work with Independent Group

Layla Moran MP: Liberal Democrats plan to work with Independent Group

The Liberal Democrats plan to work with the breakaway Independent Group MPs, Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran confirmed on Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tom Brake MP: Government support of ‘alternative arrangements’ for backstop is ‘bizarre’

Tom Brake MP: Government support of ‘alternative arrangements’ for backstop is ‘bizarre’

Tom Brake MP: May's support of ‘alternative arrangements’ amendment is ‘bizarre'

Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman has described the Government support for the Brady amendment as “bizarre”.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey has said that Parliament’s handling of the Brexit negotiations is a “national embarrassment”.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' with Brexit fence-sitting

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' with Brexit fence-sitting

Sir Vince Cable: Jeremy Corbyn 'driving people to despair' over Brexit

Sir Vince Cable has said that Jeremy Corbyn is "sitting on the fence" over Brexit as Labour scraps plans to call for a vote on second referendum due to lack of leadership support

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Tom Brake MP: 'Remain must be an option in a second referendum'

Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake is fighting for a second referendum, and says Remain must be on the ballot if one were held

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

Vince Cable on meeting with Theresa May: ‘She is a courteous woman and easy to talk to'

Vince Cable on meeting with Theresa May: ‘She is a courteous woman and easy to talk to'

Vince Cable on meeting with Theresa May: ‘She is easy to talk to’

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has said that his meeting with Theresa May was “non-confrontational”, and that she was a “courteous woman and easy to talk to”.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse

‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse

‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Lib Dem MP

Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse has said if the UK “had a better opposition”, it would not be in this position on Brexit, as Theresa May faced a huge defeat her withdrawal deal on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A no deal situation would lead to ‘parliamentary revolt’, says Tom Brake

A no deal situation would lead to ‘parliamentary revolt’, says Tom Brake

A no deal situation would lead to ‘parliamentary revolt’, says Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat spokesman for international affairs Tom Brake says the prospect of a no deal Brexit could unite Remainers across all parties

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Peter Tatchell likens Lib Dems to the BNP for singing song about 'homophobic' election campaign

Peter Tatchell likens Lib Dems to the BNP for singing song about 'homophobic' election campaign

Peter Tatchell likens Lib Dems to BNP for singing about 'homophobic' campaign

Peter Tatchell said the Lib Dem Glee Club singing about the 1983 Bermondsey by-election, in which campaigners were accused of homophobia, was reminiscent of the 'far right'

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Mother and baby

Deputy Lib Dem leader: 'It's 'deeply ingrained that babies are a woman's domain and men can't really hack it'

Deputy Lib Dem leader: 'It's 'deeply ingrained that babies are a woman's domain'

Jo Swinson MP has called for companies to be more transparent about their parental leave policies at a time where it's "deeply engrained that babies are a woman's domain".

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Vince Cable messes up ‘erotic spasm’ line in keynote speech

Vince Cable messes up ‘erotic spasm’ line in keynote speech

Vince Cable messes up ‘erotic spasm’ line in keynote speech

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable fluffed the key line in his closing speech at the party conference.

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