Tagged: Liberal Democrats

No Such Thing as a “Progressive Alliance”

With figures across the left calling for an electoral pact between “progressive” parties, Antony Tucker says why this isn’t a realistic or worthwhile idea. Over the last few months, many figures across the left...

A new Conservative Party? Is that even a good thing? (Image: Seattlepi)

Look to the right. It’s empty.

A key feature of Western liberalism must always be small and limited government. Theresa May’s shift to centrism means that no party wishes to uphold this important principle any longer. Since the shift of the...

The fierce battle between "Blairites" and "Corbynites" is irrelevant to most of Labour's traditional supporters. (Photo: The Guardian)

Get These Parties Started

The United Kingdom needs an entirely new set of political parties to represent the real divisions in today’s society. To the surprise of no-one, Jeremy Corbyn fended off Owen Smith’s leadership challenge, cementing his...

Pictured above, Corbyn and Lucas hitting it off. Or perhaps not. (Photo: The Guardian)

The Rainbow Coalition

Back in June, the Green Party called for a “progressive alliance” of all parties on the left, and they want it in Richmond too. With the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn, here’s why that wouldn’t...

Theresa May emerges from Downing Street (Photo: WSJ)

Conservative Paper Tiger

With Labour falling apart, the Liberal Democrats in the wilderness and Ukip searching for a new purpose, the way looks clear for continued Conservative dominance. But the party shouldn’t rest on its laurels just...

Can Tim Farron help reinstate the Liberal Democrats as an influential parliamentary force? (Photo: Flickr/Liberal Democrats)

The Lib Dems: Going to Pot

In order to prevent continued irrelevance beyond 2020, the Liberal Democrats need to be bold. By adopting a radical stance on cannabis, they’re doing just that. In the lead up to last year’s general...

Reclaiming Liberalism

If the Liberal Democrats want to re-establish themselves as a strong voice in Parliament, they must open the Orange Book once more. Coalitions and splits in and across major political parties have never been...

An earthquake which never happened.

Television debates are something that are part and parcel of US presidential elections. With Labour and Conservatives locked in a stalemate, do TV debates increase political participation amongst undecided young voters or are they...

Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems: Here to help?

Geraldine O’Reilly, 16, discusses whether on meeting Nick Clegg, she feels the recent Lib Dem election pledge of £150m funding to child mental health services will impact others like her who have experienced NHS...

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