Liberal Democrats

‘Dominic Cummings revealed the awesome power of WhatsApp in Whitehall’
Dominic Cummings
Instant Opinion

‘Dominic Cummings revealed the awesome power of WhatsApp in Whitehall’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
18 Jun 2021
Is the Conservatives’ ‘blue wall’ beginning to crumble?
New Lib Dem MP Sarah Green
Today’s big question

Is the Conservatives’ ‘blue wall’ beginning to crumble?

‘Home counties middle-class voters’ abandon Tories in Lib Dem by-election coup
18 Jun 2021
Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey with candidate Sarah Green
Getting to grips with . . .

Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?

HS2 and planning reforms could swing Tory safe seat
16 Jun 2021
Can the Greens eclipse the Lib Dems to become Westminster’s third party?
Sian Berry
Today’s big question

Can the Greens eclipse the Lib Dems to become Westminster’s third party?

Co-leader Jonathan Bartley hails ‘watershed moment’ as Greens double councillors
10 May 2021
Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’
Lebanon
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 10 August
10 Aug 2020
Who are the candidates to become Liberal Democrat leader?
Liberal Democrats
In Brief

Who are the candidates to become Liberal Democrat leader?

Voting kicks off in July and the result will be announced in late August
25 Jun 2020
Who will be the next Liberal Democrat leader? The odds
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Who will be the next Liberal Democrat leader? The odds

Layla Moran confirms her candidacy as party cancels its spring conference
12 Mar 2020

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David Steel quits Lib Dems after critical report
Lord Steel
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David Steel quits Lib Dems after critical report

Inquiry says Lib Dem put ‘political expediency’ ahead of ‘child protection’
26 Feb 2020
Five election lessons for the Liberal Democrats
Jo Swinson
In Depth

Five election lessons for the Liberal Democrats

Post-mortem begins after Jo Swinson’s party loses vital seats - including her own
16 Dec 2019
Live: General election Corbyn breaks post-election silence
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds attend the vote count for his Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency on December 13, 2019 in Uxbrid
In Brief

Live: General election Corbyn breaks post-election silence

Follow the results live with The Week’s general election live blog
13 Dec 2019
General Election 2019: What is tactical voting?
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In Depth

General Election 2019: What is tactical voting?

Parties are showing a willingness to endorse voting pacts as Britain heads to the polls
12 Dec 2019
General election 2019 latest: voting is under way
Voting, polling station
In Depth

General election 2019 latest: voting is under way

The Week’s daily round-up of how the election campaign is unfolding
12 Dec 2019
Lib Dem manifesto: what are the party’s main policies?
Jo Swinson
In Depth

Lib Dem manifesto: what are the party’s main policies?

Jo Swinson accuses Boris Johnson of ‘stoking hostility’ a day ahead of general election
11 Dec 2019
GE 2019 manifestos: what the main parties stand for
Voters could soon be asked to bring photo ID to polling stations under planned reforms
In Depth

GE 2019 manifestos: what the main parties stand for

With just two days left before Britain votes, what are the party pledges?
10 Dec 2019
General Election 2019: opposition in tactical voting push
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In Brief

General Election 2019: opposition in tactical voting push

Cross-party alliance launches last-ditch bid to deprive Boris Johnson of majority
9 Dec 2019
What will happen to UK taxes after the general election?
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In Depth

What will happen to UK taxes after the general election?

The two main parties have unveiled plans to help households hold onto their cash
5 Dec 2019
Jo Swinson interview: did the Lib Dem leader survive?
Andrew Neil grills Jo Swinson
In Depth

Jo Swinson interview: did the Lib Dem leader survive?

Party leader grilled on her support for austerity cuts
5 Dec 2019
Do politicians keep their promises? The evidence
Michael Gove and Boris Johnson
In Depth

Do politicians keep their promises? The evidence

Citizens seem to have little faith that the policies parties endorse at the ballot box will ever come to fruition
2 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: Tories ‘face backlash’ if victorious
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Tories ‘face backlash’ if victorious

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 29 November
29 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Landslide ‘within Boris Johnson’s grasp’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Landslide ‘within Boris Johnson’s grasp’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 28 November
28 Nov 2019
What is a hung parliament - and what happens if we get one?
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In Depth

What is a hung parliament - and what happens if we get one?

Boris Johnson is confident of a majority, but as Theresa May knows, a snap election could trip him up
26 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: How People’s Vote destroyed itself
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Instant Opinion: How People’s Vote destroyed itself

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 21 November
21 Nov 2019
Is the General Election 2019 really all about Brexit?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Is the General Election 2019 really all about Brexit?

Polls offer new insight into what really matters to voters
20 Nov 2019
GE 2019: what are the party leaders pitching to businesses?
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In Depth

GE 2019: what are the party leaders pitching to businesses?

Labour, Tories and Lib Dems out to woo Britain’s biggest employers at CBI conference
18 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Farage pact ‘mixed blessing’ for Tories
Nigel Farage Brexit Party
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Farage pact ‘mixed blessing’ for Tories

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 12 November
12 Nov 2019
How does a UK general election work?
Voting, polling station
In Depth

How does a UK general election work?

What voters need to know before heading to the polls on 12 December
5 Nov 2019
General election TV debates: has Jo Swinson been sidelined?
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In Depth

General election TV debates: has Jo Swinson been sidelined?

Lib Dem leader brands her omission ‘sexist’
4 Nov 2019
Lib Dems hand Boris Johnson election plan B
Jo Swinson
In Brief

Lib Dems hand Boris Johnson election plan B

Downing Street signals it may back Swinson’s plan for December poll
28 Oct 2019
Why the Lib Dems are being branded ‘Yellow Tories’
Sarah Wollaston and Chuka Umunna
In Depth

Why the Lib Dems are being branded ‘Yellow Tories’

Jo Swinson’s party angers Labour supporters over NHS privatisation vote
24 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Brexit is ‘necessary crisis’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Brexit is ‘necessary crisis’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 9 October
9 Oct 2019
Opposition leaders to seek earlier Brexit extension deadline
UK and EU flags at Westminster
In Depth

Opposition leaders to seek earlier Brexit extension deadline

Swinson seeks urgent action to bring forward Johnson’s request to EU
30 Sep 2019
Are the Lib Dems becoming more illiberal?
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In Brief

Are the Lib Dems becoming more illiberal?

Jo Swinson defends decision to admit another Tory defector, as members vote to revoke Article 50
16 Sep 2019
A guide to the party conference season
Boris Johnson
In Depth

A guide to the party conference season

The autumn meetings will take place against a backdrop of Brexit chaos
10 Sep 2019
How to join a political party
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In Brief

How to join a political party

Nearly 40,000 new members joined the Conservative party to get a vote in the recent leadership election
16 Aug 2019
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