Liberal Democrats

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.

Willie Rennie: The SNP need to 'get off the fence' and back a second Brexit referendum or 'just shut up'

Willie Rennie: The SNP need to 'get off the fence' over second Brexit referendum

The Scottish Lib Dem leader has said the SNP need to "put their money where their mouth" is and join the campaign for a second Brexit referendum.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Vince Cable: ‘I worry about Boris Johnson’s politics’

Vince Cable: ‘I worry about Boris Johnson’s politics’

Vince Cable: ‘I worry about Boris Johnson’s politics’

Sir Vince Cable has said that he worries about Boris Johnson’s politics and him “dabbling in identity politics associated with Steve Bannon” but that “it has nothing to do with his sex life”.

Vince Cable announces he will step down as Liberal Democrats leader after “Brexit is resolved”

Vince Cable announces he will step down as Liberal Democrats leader

The Liberal Democrats leader Vince Cable has announced he will be stepping down but not until Brexit “is resolved".

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Vince Cable: ‘I don’t want some self-indulgent leadership contest’

Vince Cable: ‘I don’t want some self-indulgent leadership contest’

Vince Cable: ‘I don’t want some self-indulgent leadership contest’

Liberal Democrats leader Vince Cable has denied that he will be stepping down as leader because he does not want his party “to get into some self-indulgent leadership contest”.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tim Farron: The Liberal Democrats 'should work' with a new centrist party

Tim Farron: The Liberal Democrats 'should work' with a new centrist party

Tim Farron made the comments over continuing rumours that a new anti-Brexit centrist party would be created by MPs.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

Vince Cable tells James Whale it was 'the wrong call' to miss Brexit vote

Vince Cable tells James Whale it was 'the wrong call' to miss Brexit vote

The The Liberal Democrat leader, along with fellow MP Tim Farron, were criticised for not showing up to vote on the Prime Minister's new Brexit White Paper.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Liberal Democrat peer Anthony Lester resigns as spokesman over sexual harassment

Liberal Democrat peer Anthony Lester quits human rights role over sexual harassment claims

Liberal Dem peer quits human rights role over sexual harassment claims

Anthony Lester is no longer under the Lib Dem party whip

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Ring-fenced NHS tax: 'People would be confident their money was going in the right direction', says MP Norman Lamb

Lib Dems call for 'ring-fenced' NHS tax: 'People would be confident their money was going in the right direction', says MP

Call for new NHS tax: 'People would be confident about where their money went'

MP Norman Lamb says the cost for the average earner would be a couple of cups of coffee a week extra in tax

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Brexit: Theresa May facing backlash over reports of increased divorce bill

Brexit: Theresa May facing backlash over reports of £50bn divorce bill

Theresa May facing Brexit backlash over reports of £50bn divorce bill

New reports suggest Britain is ready to offer the EU between £40bn and £49bn

Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Brexit: 'One in five chance' EU departure won't happen, says Sir Vince Cable

Brexit: 'One in five chance' EU departure won't happen, says Sir Vince Cable

One in five chance' Brexit won't happen, says Sir Vince Cable

The Liberal Democrat leader made the comments during an interview on Sky News

Sir Vince Cable blasts Government over falling level of apprenticeships

Sir Vince Cable blasts 'cack-handed' Government over falling level of apprenticeships

Sir Vince Cable blasts Government over falling level of apprenticeships

The former Business Secretary and current leader of the Liberal Democrats spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the Government's Industrial strategy White Paper

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Brexit: 'People like Boris Johnson and Michael Gove will have to concede the UK needs to pay something,' says Tom Brake MP

Brexit: 'People like Boris Johnson and Michael Gove will have to concede the UK needs to pay something,' says Tom Brake MP

'People like Boris Johnson, Michael Gove will have to concede UK owes something'

Tom Brake, the MP for Carshalton and Wallington, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the reported rise in the offer of money to the EU

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Sir Vince Cable dismisses suggestions Sarah Olney left his staff over reported election expenses investigation

Sir Vince Cable dismisses suggestions Sarah Olney left his staff over reported expenses investigation

Sir Vince Cable dismisses suggestions Sarah Olney left his staff over expenses

The Liberal Democrat Leader explained her reasoning for leaving in response to a question from Julia Hartley-Brewer

Paradise Papers: Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable suggests seizing control on British foreign territories operating as tax havens

Paradise Papers: Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable suggests seizing control on British foreign territories operating as tax havens

Sir Vince Cable suggests control on foreign territories to stop tax avoidance

The Liberal Democrat Leader spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the release of the Paradise Papers

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jared O'Mara: From I'm A Celebrity to shocking language - MPs suspended from their parties

Jared O'Mara: From I'm A Celebrity to shocking language - MPs suspended from their parties

From I'm A Celebrity to shocking language - MPs suspended from their parties

Labour has suspended Jared O'Mara over alleged offensive comments but he's certainly not the first to be cautioned over something shocking

'Jared O'Mara was a last-minute choice against Nick Clegg', says Ken Livingstone

Jared O'Mara: Ken Livingstone blames Tony Blair's changes for candidate selection

Labour never thought Jared O'Mara could win his seat, says Ken Livingstone

The former London Mayor spoke to Paul Ross about the MP following his suspension

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Boris Johnson to have 'crunch talks' with Theresa May in wake of Brexit article

Boris Johnson to have 'crunch talks' with Theresa May in wake of Brexit article

Boris Johnson to have 'crunch talks' with Theresa May in wake of Brexit article

The Foreign Secretary has been accused of being a 'backseat driver' after an article on Brexit for The Telegraph

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Brexit: Voting against EU bill would be choosing a 'chaotic' exit ahead of key vote, says David Davis

Brexit: Voting against EU bill would be choosing a 'chaotic' exit ahead of key vote, says David Davis

Voting against EU bill is choosing a 'chaotic' exit, says David Davis

The bill to absolve EU law into faces its first key test in Parliament on Monday

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Customs Union: 'If I were a business I'd be very worried about Brexit', says Vince Cable

Vince Cable says Brexit is a 'slow-motion car crash'

Vince Cable says Brexit is a 'slow-=motion car crash'

Vince Cable says the Government's current customs union idea is very 'airy fairy'

Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Sir Vince Cable: 'I'm not sneering at older people'

Sir Vince Cable on Brexit: 'I wasn't sneering at old people by saying they shafted the rest'

Vince Cable on Brexit: I wasn't sneering at old people with 'shafting' comments

The Leader of the Liberal Democrats clarified comments he made about older people being 'self-declared martyrs'

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Brexit: 'A type of Berlin wall across Ireland would be a terrible outcome,' says Sir Vince Cable MP

Brexit: 'A new Berlin wall across Ireland would be terrible,' says Sir Vince Cable MP

Brexit: 'A new Berlin wall across Ireland would be terrible,' says Sir Vince Cab

Sir Vince Cable MP spoke to James Whale and Ash Gould about the impact of negotiations on Northern Ireland

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Brexit: Boris Johnson dismisses resignation reports, blasts Sir Vince Cable

Brexit: Boris Johnson dismisses resignation reports, blasts Sir Vince Cable

Boris Johnson dismisses resignation reports, blasts Sir Vince Cable

The Lib Dem leader said the Foreign Secretary might resign after reports of a cabinet dispute went public

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sir Vince Cable expected to win Liberal Democrat leadership

Sir Vince Cable expected to win Liberal Democrat leadership

Sir Vince Cable expected to win Liberal Democrat leadership

The MP for Twickenham is set to become party leader following the resignation of Tim Farron in the wake of the election

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Downing Street received extremism report last year, but Theresa May is yet to decide whether to publish it

Downing Street received extremism report last year, but Theresa May is yet to decide whether to publish it

Theresa May received extremism report last year, but hasn't decided what to do

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas has said all facts must be put into the public domain if it is safe to do so

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer accuses Sir Vince Cable of being disrespectful to UK voters

Brexit: Julia Hartley-Brewer tells Sir Vince Cable he's disrespecting UK voters

Julia Hartley-Brewer accuses Sir Vince Cable of being disrespectful to UK voters

A dispute began after the Liberal Democrat leadership candidate said 'the British were looking for the divorce' from the EU

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Queen's Speech 'nails the lie of Brexit being simple', says Sir Vince Cable MP

Queen's Speech 'nails the lie of Brexit being simple', says Lib Dem leadership challenger Vince Cable

Queen's Speech 'nails the lie of Brexit being simple', says Vince Cable

The newly-elected MP for Twickenham and Lib Dem leadership contender spoke to Paul Ross about the State Opening of Parliament

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Vince Cable to run for Liberal Democrats' leadership

Vince Cable to run for Liberal Democrats leadership

Vince Cable to run for Liberal Democrats leadership

Sir Vince Cable is the first Liberal Democrat to announce that he is running for leadership of the party

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Tommy Boyd shuts down caller who wants to discuss Tim Farron's resignation

Tommy Boyd shuts down caller during rant about Tim Farron and the antichrist

Tommy Boyd shuts down caller during rant about Tim Farron and the antichrist

The feature of the hour Ken had called in on was 'songs you can't get out of your head'

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