liberal democrats

  • 18 Apr 2010

    “Cleggmania” is the dominant theme in the Sunday papers. “Nick Clegg almost as popular as Churchill” declares the front page of the Sunday Telegraph. The Mail on Sunday proclaims "LibDems in front for the first time in 104 years". I would hardly have been surprised to find a headline asking “Is Nick Clegg the Messiah?”.

  • 18 Apr 2010

    Party leaders have been criticised for avoiding the issue of Afghanistan during the election campaign, despite a poll showing that 77% of voters support the withdrawal of troops.

  • 18 Apr 2010

    The Communist Party of Britain (CPB) has said that after a week and a half of election campaigning, “the people's needs continue to be ignored by the main parties”.

  • 18 Apr 2010

    The Labour Party has been criticised by equality campaigners after launching an LGBT Manifesto that fails to commit the party to legal equality for same-sex marriages.

  • 18 Apr 2010

    The English Democrats' candidate in Chippenham, Jon Maguire, has claimed that to vote for his party is to vote “with God”.

  • 18 Apr 2010

    Nick Clegg has made unprecedented waves as a result of his appearance in the first ever UK election Leaders' TV Debate. Here Simon Barrow probes him on his beliefs, religion, Europe, his political creed and more.

  • 17 Apr 2010

    The Tory Shadow Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, has today attacked Nick Clegg's criticism of the Trident nuclear weapons system, insisting that Trident renewal is necessary because the country faces “real threats”. He is right that Britain faces real threats – he just hasn't explained how Trident would be useful against any of them.

  • 17 Apr 2010

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament insisted today that “Trident has become a key election issue" after controversy over nuclear arms appeared in the first televised "leaders' debate".

  • 11 Apr 2010

    The Liberal Democrats have said they will not replace Trident nuclear-armed submarines, but they have not broken the nuclear hold on their defence policy, say critics.

  • 21 Sep 2009

    The Liberal Democrats have called for a small extra tax on very expensive houses and the response has been sadly predictable.