Liberal Democrats

What on earth are the Lib Dems up to?

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Jo Swinson is right. Most of the gains that it’s worth her party aiming for would be made at the…

Boris’s fate will be decided by Lib Dem voters

9 November 2019 9:00 am

The Tories’ great fear in this campaign is that they can get their vote out, squeeze the Brexit party right…

I’ll vote Lib Dem – but I can’t join them

9 November 2019 9:00 am

I don’t believe that before last week I’ve ever quit any organisation on an issue of principle. I tend to…

Eight reasons why I know I’m a Conservative

28 September 2019 9:00 am

‘Why don’t you just join the Liberal Democrats?’ If I’ve heard that once in the past couple of years I’ve…

Will turning the Tories into the pro-Leave party pay off for Boris?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

An election might still be months away, but the parties have already made their big strategic choices. The Tories and…

My profoundly impractical, unquenchably generous, thoroughly benevolent father

8 June 2019 8:00 am

My father Richard, who died last month aged 88, was a profoundly impractical man. He could not drive a car,…

Corbyn isn’t working – and Labour is being picked apart by its new enemies

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Labour is being picked apart by its new enemies

Never mind the general election – Corbynism isn’t going away

6 May 2017 9:00 am

General elections are meant to produce a government and an opposition — ideally, a decent version of both. It is…

What I expect from Theresa May’s pointless election

22 April 2017 9:00 am

A general election is called and in a matter of hours a neutral and unbiased BBC presenter has likened our…

The metropolitan elite must lead the way

1 October 2016 9:00 am

How does one join the Liberal Metro-politan Elite? What should be the qualifications? I must be an LME member because…

A broad-left anti-Tory pact will never work. Here’s why

1 October 2016 9:00 am

I appeared on Radio 4 with Shirley Williams recently and as we were leaving I asked her if she thought…

What Muslims think

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Polls suggesting that they sympathise with terrorists are misleading

Peter Oborne’s diary: My Pakistan cricket tour, and what the ‘no’ campaign needs

6 June 2015 9:00 am

For the first time since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team six years ago, a Test match side…

The Charles Kennedy I knew, by Danny Alexander

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Charles Kennedy remembered

What opinion polls feel like from the other end of the line

9 May 2015 9:00 am

What opinion polls feel like from the other end of the line

Portrait of the week

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Home The British economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2015, the slowest quarterly growth for…

Warning: you may be about to vote for more than one government

18 April 2015 9:00 am

For the last five years, I’ve been trying to get people interested in the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. No, don’t…

He’ll never admit it, but David Cameron is already plotting another deal with Nick Clegg

28 March 2015 9:00 am

The Prime Minister could never admit it, but he’s dreaming of – and scheming for – another coalition

Danny Alexander’s diary: Trying to put an undercover reporter at ease, and the unicorn poop question

21 March 2015 9:00 am

It’s dangerous, in my line of work, to promise you’ll be anywhere by 8 p.m. I made this mistake recently,…

A typical coalition Budget – designed to put the Tories back in power

21 March 2015 9:00 am

George Osborne usually tells his aides to prepare for each Budget as if it were his last. This time round,…

Why the Lib Dems aren’t scared of this election (and why they should be)

21 February 2015 9:00 am

One of the most remarkable features of this parliament has been the sangfroid of the Liberal Democrats. Nothing seems to…

Proof that the schools revolution isn’t over

7 February 2015 9:00 am

For those who assumed that the removal of Michael Gove as Education Secretary marked the end of the Conservatives’ scholastic…

How Alex Brooker made political interviews interesting again

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The other night on Channel 4, I watched the best political interview I’ve seen all year. It was with Nick…

Why are the Lib Dems duffing up the Tories? To ensure another coalition

11 October 2014 9:00 am

The last Liberal Democrat conference before the general election has been dominated by denunciations of the ‘nasty’ Tories. Lib Dems…

Ukip's logo is quite successful – in communicating a spirit of gung-ho crapness

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Now that the conference season is over, we can compare not just the party policies, but their logos too. Last…