Category - liberal democrats

  • January 24, 2011

    The aim of the recent Scotland Bill, says Simon Barrow, is to please the growing number of Scots who favour more powers for their own parliament, while simultaneously clawing back a large sum of money from the Westminster block grant and undermining already-waning support for the SNP ahead of the elections in May 2011.

  • December 16, 2010

    Membership of the Young Greens increased by 10% in only one weekend after Parliament voted to treble the cap on university fees in England to £9,000 per year.

  • December 15, 2010

    Civil liberties campaigners have condemned comments by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, who declined to rule out a ban on protest marches in central London.

  • December 10, 2010

    Student constituents from Nick Clegg’s Sheffield Hallam parliamentary seat are furious that the Deputy Prime Minister was unwilling to meet to discuss fees and cuts.

  • December 9, 2010

    The Green Party and Plaid Cymru have both repeated their calls for the abolition of tuition fees, after MPs voted to increase them.

  • November 16, 2010

    Since yesterday morning, the media have been preoccupied with one particular family event. So in case you haven't been able to hear anything else, here is some news from yesterday which you may have missed.

  • November 4, 2010

    Students and academics have condemned plans to raise the cap on tuition fees to a “basic threshold” of £6,000 and an “absolute limit” of £9,000 a year.

  • October 22, 2010

    Stung by accusations of targeting the poor in the Comprehensive Spending Review, not to mention misleading voters by reneging on central electoral promises in exchange for power, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has decided to pick a fight with the respected think-tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). There can only be one winner in this fact spat, and it will not be Mr Clegg.

  • October 14, 2010

    The youth wings of the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party have attacked proposals - supported by LibDem and Tory ministers - to raise student tuition fees in England.

  • October 13, 2010

    The Student Christian Movement (SCM) have reacted with anger to government plans to lift the cap on university tuition fees while spending billions on Trident.