Lib Dem News

  • New devolved powers to be unveiled
    New devolved powers to be unveiled Press Association - Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    New powers will be devolved to Wales under "landmark" plans being announced by David Cameron and Nick Clegg. … More »

  • Nearly 700,000 On Zero-Hours Contra …
    Nearly 700,000 On Zero-Hours Contra … Sky News - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    The report from the Office for National Statistics found that a third of people on zero-hours contracts, which the unions claim are worth £300 a week less than … More »

  • Clegg: Keep vulnerable out of jail
    Clegg: Keep vulnerable out of jail Press Association - Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Thousands of offenders are being jailed unnecessarily, Nick Clegg has warned as he promised to press for more early interventions to stop vulnerable people going to … More »

  • Clegg to make childcare pledge
    Clegg to make childcare pledge Press Association - Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Working parents of very young children would be offered 15 hours of free early education a week, saving families about £2,600 a year, under Liberal Democrat plans, … More »

  • HSBC Issues Apology Over Banking St …
    HSBC Issues Apology Over Banking St … Sky News - Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    HSBC has taken out adverts in national newspapers offering "sincerest apologies" over past activities at its Swiss operations. In the open letter to its customers, … More »

  • Oregon governor's resignation elevates …
    Oregon governor's resignation elevates … Associated Press - Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The resignation of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber instantly promoted the liberal Democrat who is next in line to succeed him: the 54-year-old … More »

  • Parties in pact on climate change
    Parties in pact on climate change Press Association - Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband have agreed to work together to tackle climate change, as they warned it posed a threat to national security and economic … More »

  • Leaders pledge climate push, curb on …
    Leaders pledge climate push, curb on … Reuters - Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    By Susanna Twidale LONDON (Reuters) - The leaders of Britain’s three main parties have pledged to end power generation from coal plants that don’t use … More »

  • Top Lib Dem attacks 'insipid' …
    Top Lib Dem attacks 'insipid' … Press Association - Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Nick Clegg has been accused by a senior Liberal Democrat MP of offering voters "insipid moderation" and retreating into the party's "comfort zone". … More »

  • General election 2015: David Cameron …
    General election 2015: David Cameron … IB Times - Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron drove a train in the East Midlands city of Derby on Thursday (12 February) as part of his electoral campaigning and to show the country … More »

  • Foreign owners of homes 'crooks …
    Foreign owners of homes 'crooks … Press Association - Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    A high number of the foreign owners of luxury London properties are "crooks", a Liberal Democrat peer has suggested. … More »

  • Driverless Car Trials Begin Across  …
    Driverless Car Trials Begin Across  … Sky News - Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    A project to test driverless vehicles is being launched today in the hope the UK will become a leading global supplier. A shuttle is being tried out in the London … More »

  • HSBC condemns past practices as pressure …
    HSBC condemns past practices as pressure … Reuters - Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    By Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) - The head of HSBC's private bank has told staff past practices that may have allowed some clients to dodge taxes are … More »

  • UK minister questions when HSBC put … Reuters - Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    British Business Secretary Vince Cable has written to HSBC questioning how quickly its Swiss private banking arm stopped practices which may have helped customers … More »

  • Assange Security 'Sucking' Police …
    Assange Security 'Sucking' Police … Sky News - Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    The UK's most senior police chief says he is reviewing the operation to guard WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange because it is "sucking" their resources. Deputy … More »

  • Fresh poll blow for Nick Clegg
    Fresh poll blow for Nick Clegg Press Association - Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    Nick Clegg was dealt a fresh poll blow when it emerged errors in a survey last year meant he was actually found to be trailing Labour by three points in the fight … More »

  • Assange team studies Clegg comments
    Assange team studies Clegg comments Press Association - Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has asked his legal team to study comments made by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to see if they were defamatory. … More »

  • Clegg Accuses Tories Of 'Tea Party' …
    Clegg Accuses Tories Of 'Tea Party' … Sky News - Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Nick Clegg has accused the Conservatives of putting forward a "Tea Party manifesto" for Britain in a highly critical speech to launch his party's financial plans … More »

  • Tory deficit plans 'kooky' - …
    Tory deficit plans 'kooky' - … Press Association - Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Nick Clegg has dismissed Conservative plans to clear the deficit as "implausible and undeliverable" as he set out the Liberal Democrats' proposals for an £8 billion … More »

  • British EU exit would force Scotland …
    British EU exit would force Scotland … Reuters - Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Scotland would break away from the rest of the United Kingdom "within a heartbeat" if Britain left the European Union, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said … More »

  • Coalition-scarred, Liberals battle for …
    Coalition-scarred, Liberals battle for … Reuters - Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Nick Clegg's centrist Liberal Democrats will have been in coalition government with the centre-right, anti-welfare state Conservatives for five years when the next … More »

  • British think tank sees pressure to … Reuters - Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's major political parties are likely to face heavy pressure to raise taxes to balance the budget after May's election, … More »

  • SUBC: Young Voters Take Politicians …
    SUBC: Young Voters Take Politicians … Sky News - Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Young people have confronted Britain's political leaders with their concerns about the future at a series of question-and-answer sessions run by Sky News' Stand Up … More »

  • Young Voters Quiz Nick Clegg Over Tuition …
    Young Voters Quiz Nick Clegg Over Tuition … Sky News - Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    The Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has answered questions about his party's failure to scrap university fees during a live question-and-answer session in … More »

  • Leaders To Be Grilled On Issues Facing …
    Leaders To Be Grilled On Issues Facing … Sky News - Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Young voters will question Britain's political party leaders today in a series of live question-and-answer sessions hosted by Sky News and Facebook. Labour's Ed … More »

  • Clegg has wanted to slap Cameron 'over …
    Clegg has wanted to slap Cameron 'over … AFP - Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he had wanted to slap Prime Minister David Cameron on more than 20 occasions during a TV appearance late Friday. … More »

  • Clegg: I've wanted to slap Came …
    Clegg: I've wanted to slap Came … Press Association - Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Nick Clegg has admitted he wanted to slap David Cameron on more than 20 occasions during their time in coalition. … More »

  • UK MPs criticise delay in publishing …
    UK MPs criticise delay in publishing … Reuters - Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - British members of parliament on Thursday criticised the delay in publishing a long-awaited official report into Britain's … More »

  • Clegg cautions over outright win
    Clegg cautions over outright win Press Association - Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Outright victory for either Labour or Conservatives in the general election would put Britain's economic recovery in jeopardy, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has … More »

  • £1bn for schemes 'to unlock gro …
    £1bn for schemes 'to unlock gro … Press Association - Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    David Cameron and Nick Clegg have hailed agreements with local bodies to deliver £1 billion of projects designed to drive growth. … More »