Lib Dem News

  • Clegg Demands Iraq Inquiry Report Is …
    Clegg Demands Iraq Inquiry Report Is … Sky News - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called for the publication of the long-delayed Iraq Inquiry report, stressing the need for lessons to be learned and to … More »

  • 'Muslim Plot' To Take Over Schools …
    'Muslim Plot' To Take Over Schools … Sky News - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    A new chief advisor is now being appointed by Birmingham City Council to handle the at least 200 complaints received in relation to Operation Trojan Horse after an … More »

  • Clegg defends party in Smith furore
    Clegg defends party in Smith furore Press Association - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Nick Clegg has insisted the Liberal Democrats did not know about the "repugnant" allegations against former MP Sir Cyril Smith. … More »

  • Clegg announces garden cities plan
    Clegg announces garden cities plan Press Association - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Up to three new garden cities with at least 15,000 homes each will be built to tackle Britain's chronic housing shortage, Nick Clegg will say today. … More »

  • UKIP Poll Boost: Tory And Lib Dem Support …
    UKIP Poll Boost: Tory And Lib Dem Support … Sky News - Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Nigel Farage's UKIP has been given a boost in a new poll which puts support for the party at 20%, four points higher than last month. It comes after he was said to … More »

  • Ex minister: Lib Dems now pointless
    Ex minister: Lib Dems now pointless Press Association - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    A Liberal Democrat former minister has suggested that his party has become pointless. … More »

  • Most Voters Want Farage In Leaders' …
    Most Voters Want Farage In Leaders' … Sky News - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    A new poll suggests most of the public believe Nigel Farage should take part in any televised leaders' debates ahead of next year's general election. A Comres poll … More »

  • Liberal Democrats finally rebel over …
    Liberal Democrats finally rebel over … Politics.co.uk - Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MPs have finally begin to rebel against the party leadership over the ban on sending prisoners books. … More »

  • Ministers summoned for fresh grilling …
    Ministers summoned for fresh grilling … Reuters - Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Business Secretary Vince Cable was on Monday summoned to face lawmakers for a third time over the government's privatisation of Royal Mail, after a watchdog report … More »

  • UK ministers summoned for fresh grilling …
    UK ministers summoned for fresh grilling … Reuters - Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    British Business Secretary Vince Cable was on Monday summoned to face lawmakers for a third time over the government's privatisation of Royal Mail, after a watchdog … More »

  • Sheffield Half Marathon Axe Sparks  …
    Sheffield Half Marathon Axe Sparks  … Sky News - Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Competitors were lining up to begin Sheffield's annual 13-mile race when organisers announced it could not go ahead because there was not enough drinking water for … More »

  • Farage debates 'a curtain raise …
    Farage debates 'a curtain raise … Press Association - Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Following his high-profile TV debates with Nigel Farage over Europe, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has vowed to step up his campaign for Britain to stay in the … More »

  • David Cameron Repeats Backing For TV …
    David Cameron Repeats Backing For TV … Sky News - Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    David Cameron has reiterated he is in favour of having television debates before the next election in 2015. The Prime Minister told Sky News he continued to … More »

  • Home ownership unaffordable - Cable
    Home ownership unaffordable - Cable Press Association - Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Home ownership is becoming "unaffordable" for middle income families, Business Secretary Vince Cable has warned, amid fears rising prices are stoking a new property … More »

  • Clegg 'Delighted' After EU Debate …
    Clegg 'Delighted' After EU Debate … Sky News - Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Nick Clegg has said he is "delighted" with his performance in the EU debates with Nigel Farage despite more than two-thirds of people saying he lost. Speaking on … More »

  • Debates 'a marathon not a sprin …
    Debates 'a marathon not a sprin … Press Association - Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Nick Clegg has insisted he is "delighted" with the outcome of his Europe debates with Nigel Farage - despite polls suggesting he lost both by a wide margin. … More »

  • Clegg loses to Farage in EU debate
    Clegg loses to Farage in EU debate AFP - Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Viewers declared UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage the winner in the second of two ill-tempered debates with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg after he … More »

  • Clegg And Farage: Polls Give UKIP Leader …
    Clegg And Farage: Polls Give UKIP Leader … Sky News - Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    UKIP leader Nigel Farage stormed to victory in the second Europe debate, according to snap polls. A YouGov survey had 68% of people backing the UKIP leader, while … More »

  • Farage 'wins' second EU deb …
    Farage 'wins' second EU deb … Press Association - Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Nigel Farage emerged on top after a bitter face-off with Nick Clegg which saw them brand each other liars and fantasists, according to a poll. … More »

  • Clegg v Farage: PM Will Not Be Watc …
    Clegg v Farage: PM Will Not Be Watc … Sky News - Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    EU foreign policy on Ukraine and Syria - an Vladimir Putin are likely to dominate when Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage clash tonight in their second televised debate. … More »

  • Bedroom tax support falls apart as Lib …
    Bedroom tax support falls apart as Lib … Politics.co.uk - Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Government support for the bedroom tax looked as if it was on the verge of falling apart today, after Liberal Democrat president Tim Farron broke ranks on the … More »

  • Clegg and Farage set for second EU  …
    Clegg and Farage set for second EU  … AFP - Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage will renew hostilities later Wednesday in the second of two live televised debates on … More »

  • Free School Meals 'Could Mean Staff …
    Free School Meals 'Could Mean Staff … Sky News - Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Head teachers are warning the Government's free school meal policy may negatively impact spending on education. The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) … More »

  • PM: 'Royal Mail Sell-Off Good For …
    PM: 'Royal Mail Sell-Off Good For … Sky News - Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    The Prime Minister has defended the Royal Mail sell-off, claiming it has been good for the taxpayer, despite a report saying the public purse had lost out. David … More »

  • Cable insists he won't apologis …
    Cable insists he won't apologis … Press Association - Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Under-fire Business Secretary Vince Cable has insisted the last thing he will do is apologise for the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail after Labour likened … More »

  • New coalition row over wind farms
    New coalition row over wind farms Press Association - Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Coalition differences over renewable energy have sparked another high-level row, with Nick Clegg directly blocking a bid by David Cameron to restrict onshore wind … More »

  • Nigel Farage: 'Putin Is Leader I …
    Nigel Farage: 'Putin Is Leader I … Sky News - Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    Nigel Farage has named Russia's Vladimir Putin as the leader he most admires calling his handling of the Syria crisis "brilliant". The UKIP leader said he liked … More »

  • UK anti-EU party head admires Putin …
    UK anti-EU party head admires Putin … Reuters - Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    Vladimir Putin is the world leader who is most admired by the head of Britain's anti-European Union party because of the Russian president's "brilliant" handling of … More »

  • Clegg Attacks Parties Over Europe D …
    Clegg Attacks Parties Over Europe D … Sky News - Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Nick Clegg has accused both Labour and the Conservatives of shying away from the debate on Britain's place in Europe. The Deputy Prime Minister accused David … More »

  • Clegg in attack over Europe debate
    Clegg in attack over Europe debate Press Association - Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Nick Clegg has accused Labour and the Tories of being more interested in their own internal politics than in standing up for Britain over the future of the … More »