Liberal Democrats

A Lib-Lab coalition would be hilarious

15 May 2023 11:10 pm

Talk of a new Labour-Lib Dem coalition is in the air. This is piquantly nostalgic to those of us whose…

Why aren’t the Lib Dems doing better?

25 January 2023 12:13 am

This weekend, the Liberal Democrats announced that they are mounting a ‘blue wall’ offensive, a campaign aimed at affluent voters…

After Boris: what will politics look like?

3 September 2022 9:00 am

Boris Johnson has so dominated politics for the past few years that it is hard to imagine things without him.…

It's time to take the Lib Dems seriously again

17 December 2021 8:49 pm

As far as seismic by-election results go, North Shropshire is one for the ages. The Tories had held onto the…

The Liberal Democrats have a dangerous vision for the City of London

31 August 2021 5:53 am

Liberals have always set great store by laws and declarations. It was joked about Lord Loreburn, the liberal Lord Chancellor…

Can Cole-Hamilton prevent the death of the Scottish Lib Dems?

29 July 2021 1:03 am

As expected, Alex Cole-Hamilton has put himself forward to lead the Scottish Lib Dems, announcing his candidacy with an obligatory…

The Tories should ignore the Amersham by-election

19 June 2021 1:01 am

Chesham and Amersham has fallen. The once uber-Tory Chilterns citadel has been snatched by the Lib Dems, with local campaigners…

Could the Tories lose the South?

11 May 2021 2:02 am

The coming Batley and Spen by-election — triggered by the incumbent MP’s election as the first mayor of West Yorkshire — is currently attracting a…

The Lib Dems' campaigning loophole

12 April 2021 12:16 am

Following the sad news on Friday of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey tweeted out his condolences writing…

Has Starmer already missed his chance?

5 April 2021 10:00 pm

Hindsight is the easiest weapon to employ in politics — as Keir Starmer of all people should know. When you…

The new opposition: an interview with Ed Davey

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Ed Davey on why the Lib Dems are the only party voting against lockdown laws

Gove hints at vaccine passport app

30 March 2021 9:31 pm

It wasn’t so long ago that ministers were lining up on broadcast to insists vaccine passports were out of the…

Soft-left squatters have taken over the Lib Dems

28 November 2020 9:00 am

I was never afraid of Jeremy Corbyn, never afraid of Momentum. I’ve never really feared Britain’s hard left at all.…

What on earth are the Lib Dems up to?

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Jo Swinson is right. Most of the gains that it’s worth her party aiming for would be made at the…

Boris’s fate will be decided by Lib Dem voters

9 November 2019 9:00 am

The Tories’ great fear in this campaign is that they can get their vote out, squeeze the Brexit party right…

I’ll vote Lib Dem – but I can’t join them

9 November 2019 9:00 am

I don’t believe that before last week I’ve ever quit any organisation on an issue of principle. I tend to…

Eight reasons why I know I’m a Conservative

28 September 2019 9:00 am

‘Why don’t you just join the Liberal Democrats?’ If I’ve heard that once in the past couple of years I’ve…

Will turning the Tories into the pro-Leave party pay off for Boris?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

An election might still be months away, but the parties have already made their big strategic choices. The Tories and…

Corbynistas in a spin over Lib Dem by-election win

3 August 2019 6:30 pm

As the Liberal Democrats celebrate their win in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, other parties are licking their wounds. The…

My profoundly impractical, unquenchably generous, thoroughly benevolent father

8 June 2019 9:00 am

My father Richard, who died last month aged 88, was a profoundly impractical man. He could not drive a car,…

Corbyn isn’t working – and Labour is being picked apart by its new enemies

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Protestors on the anti-Brexit marches have sensed an eerie absence. ‘What is it?’ I thought back in March as I…

What Muslims think

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Polls suggesting that they sympathise with terrorists are misleading

Peter Oborne’s diary: My Pakistan cricket tour, and what the ‘no’ campaign needs

6 June 2015 9:00 am

For the first time since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team six years ago, a Test match side…

The Charles Kennedy I knew, by Danny Alexander

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Charles Kennedy remembered

What opinion polls feel like from the other end of the line

9 May 2015 9:00 am

What opinion polls feel like from the other end of the line