Category - liberal democrats

  • 9 Aug 2010

    The cost of a university degree would rocket under Business Secretary Vince Cable's proposals to tax university graduates, according to figures released today.

  • 30 Jul 2010

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) must pay the entire cost of renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system, the government confirmed today. This increases the chances of Trident renewal being delayed or scrapped as nuclear weapons have previously been funded by the Treasury.

  • 15 Jul 2010

    The Business Secretary, Vince Cable has triggered a mixed reaction after saying that university students will “almost certainly” have to pay more towards their education, in contrast to the Liberal Democrats' previous approach.

  • 8 Jul 2010

    The UK's Supreme Court has ruled that asylum-seekers fleeing homophobic should not simply be sent back and told to keep their sexuality a secret in their own countries.

  • 6 Jul 2010

    The Defence Secretary has admitted that the “value-for-money” review of Trident will be completed by the end of July, provoking suspicion that he is only going through the motions.

  • 28 Jun 2010

    Around the time that Norman Tebbit made his famous comments about unemployed people getting on their bikes, my father was doing just that.

  • 27 Jun 2010

    David Cameron has tried to use Armed Forces Day to whip up support for the unpopular war in Afghanistan, but the ruinous cost of ineffective military spending is clearly at odds with his government's rhetoric about the urgent need for cuts.

  • 24 Jun 2010

    The Lib Dem defence minister, Nick Harvey, has confirmed that the coalition government will go ahead with like-for-like replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system without considering alternatives.

  • 10 Jun 2010

    The Liberal Democrats have been accused of voting “against their own policy” after opposing a motion to include the Trident nuclear weapons system in the Strategic Defence Review.

  • 8 Jun 2010

    David Cameron has said the government's massive cuts will be delivered in a way that “strengthens and unites the country”. His words remind me of his colleague's George Osborne's claim that, when it comes to tackling the economic situation, “we're all in this together”.