liberal democrats

  • 13 Jan 2014

    Lord Paul Tyler, Liberal Democrat spokesman in the Lords on constitutional reform issues, and Baroness Shirley Williams, former leader of Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords have attacked Caroline Lucas MP as "misguided and wrong" in her concerns about the Lobbying Bill – namely, that unless significantly amended (or better, scrapped and completely redrafted) it will let corporate lobbyists off the hook while gagging non-party organisations and unions.

  • 13 Sep 2013

    CND has welcomed Lib Dem minister Danny Alexander’s description of the Trident nuclear weapon system as "the UK’s last, unreformed bastion of Cold War thinking."

  • 10 Sep 2013

    The Bin the Bedroom Tax Coalition says its protests will not be stopped by a ban on its planned march to the annual Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow.

  • 4 Sep 2012

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has expressed dismay at the decision to remove Nick Harvey from his post as Minister for the Armed Forces.

  • 19 Apr 2012

    Two of the leading candidates for Mayor of London have pledged to use their powers to prevent the London arms fair taking place again if they are elected.

  • 11 Apr 2012

    The thirtieth anniversary of the Falklands War took a bizarre twist this week. It emerged that the UK is still demanding repayment from the Argentine government for money they borrowed in 1979 – with which they bought weapons to invade the Falklands.

  • 22 Mar 2012

    Green MP Caroline Lucas has slammed yesterday’s budget as the “nail in the coffin” of the Coalition’s commitment to be “the greenest government ever”.

  • 22 Mar 2012

    Wales will be hit hard by the UK budget, according to Plaid Cymru and Welsh Labour. Plaid called for Welsh opposition to regional pay variation.

  • 16 Jan 2012

    As the Welfare Reform Bill returns to the Lords, the Lib Dems' deputy leader warns that benefits cap will "damage the lives of hundreds of thousands of children."

  • 28 Nov 2011

    The UK government is demanding payment from Egypt for money loaned to Mubarak to help him to buy weapons. The money is claimed by the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD), a secretive unit of Vince Cable's Department for Business. It has a habit of backing arms deals and fossil fuels and creating unjust debt.