Exactly a decade after forming a government with the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats are languishing on the political fringes – where did it all go wrong?
Posts Tagged: AV Referendum
His focus on leftish politics and local campaigning built the party into a potent force, but left it badly exposed to the dangers of coalition with the Conservatives.
I’d relax the limits significantly if not totally, but insist on near real-time transparency from campaigns over their permitted donors.
The official result will be announced regionally, but a tally of local counts may make the outcome clear long before that point is reached.
If MPs tried to cheat the voters, they would risk a populist backlash. To defy the people would be to put their seats at risk.
Iain Dale: Hunt and Morgan on the one side, and the Vote Leave campaign on the other, make idiots of themselves over the EU
Plus: The steel crisis. Trump’s abortion atrocity. Nick Watt, denied a Guardian promotion by political correctness. And: I leave ConHome to write for Momentum.
Four reflections on the campaign so far and things to watch for as the campaign intensifies.
Andrew Kennedy: Cameron promised this referendum. He has delivered it. He has never concealed his view. So stop complaining.
There are two groups I intensely dislike. The first are the “laptop warriors”. The second are those who play the man and not the ball.
“They don’t like personality-led politics. They want to know the arguments.”
The moment the two clashed directly this afternoon.
Eric Pickles: The Prime Minister has got Britain a good deal in Europe. Now let’s get out and sell it.
It is a grand delusion that, right after walking out of the EU, our former partners would be bound to give us a better deal than we have now, with none of the cost.
There’s a case for remaining in the EU. And a case for leaving. But there is no case for staying based on this shrunken and slippery negotiation.
Plus: Montgomerie’s legacy. This referendum is a pathetic attempt to hoodwink the British people. Two LibDems in a room at the same time. And: I meet Alex James, not Alex James.
A new Conservative alliance?
Vote Leave and leave.eu need to join together to fight the pro-EU campaign – and not each other.