liberal democrats

  • April 11, 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.

  • March 22, 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”.

  • March 22, 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.

  • January 16, 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."

  • November 28, 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.

  • October 25, 2011

    The Deputy Prime Minister has pledged £5 million to help the Egyptian economy, but failed to mention the country's existing debt to the UK, inherited from Mubarak.

  • September 23, 2011

    The Liberal Democrats have been accused of inconsistency after declaring their support for the Arab Spring.

  • September 20, 2011

    Equality campaigners have given a critical response to the latest government announcement on same-sex marriage.

  • September 18, 2011

    When I first heard that the news that the government is planning to legislate for same-sex marriage, I was very pleased. Then I looked at the details. Now I'm very disappointed.

  • June 8, 2011

    The ‘Big Society’ is becoming a fresh political battleground over the summer, says Simon Barrow. Shrinking the state by galvanising more money and resources from private citizens through volunteering, delegating and contracting is central to the Prime Minister’s approach – both to running the country and to keeping his own party together. But the strategy is beset with disagreement, and a huge 'reality gap'.