liberal democrats

  • 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.

  • 25 Oct 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.

  • 23 Sep 2011

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

  • 20 Sep 2011

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

  • 18 Sep 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.

  • 8 Jun 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'.

  • 8 Jun 2011

    The Green Party has welcomed a new report as evidence that they are doing more than other parties to secure equal representation for women.

  • 3 May 2011

    A YouGov poll for Scotland on Sunday over the Bank Holiday weekend suggests a breakthrough for the Greens, up to seven per cent and ahead of the Lib Dems.

  • 24 Jan 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.

  • 16 Dec 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.