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: Vince Cable MP
Brexit has changed much for them, but less than one might think – at least when it comes to their strategic position at Westminster.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
WATCH: Cable sets out why he no longer thinks re-running the referendum is “seriously disrespectful” to the voters
The Liberal Democrat leader is part of Marr’s all-Remain line-up this morning.
As he prepares to launch his party’s EU elections campaign, the Liberal Democrat leader blames the current mess on divided Leavers.
Local elections 3) The contest with the Lib Dems – their revival has come far more at the expense of the Conservatives than of Labour
The Lib Dems have made net gains of 400 seats, so far.
The only worse scores we can find were awarded to Vince Cable and Chris Huhne at their lowest points in the Coalition.
The Prime Minister finds herself threatened, like Lord North, with the role of scapegoat for a failed policy.
Iain Dale: Were it not for Churchill, McDonnell might be speaking German. And so could the rest of us.
Plus: Up, up and away – HS2’s costs. Staying down – LibDem poll ratings. Stuck where they are – Labour’s.
The Prime Minister assured Labour MPs that she will stand up for workers’ rights.
“Where there are common values, we will cooperate together.”
Grayling, Patten, the Far Right, the IRA, Brexit, the Speaker – and the difference between a threat and a warning
If two men are in a car, and the passenger says to the driver: “Look out! You’re going to crash,” he is shouting out the second, not the first.
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.
Andrew Gimson’s Westminster sketch: A carnival in which even the Prime Minister’s inhibitions start to break down
Rumour and counter-rumour fly round the Palace, and those with walk-on parts have a wonderful time.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May provokes derisive laughter and has exhausted the House’s patience
The Prime Minister looked like a straight actor who is appearing in a Christmas pantomime, in order to become the butt of everyone else’s jokes.