Lib Dem’s 2020 ‘Reshuffle’ in Full

6 Jan

Following their massacre at the election where they lost half their MPs, (down from 21 to 11) the Lib Dems have finally come to terms with their new, smaller, minibus-friendly party and done a reshuffle. Ed Davey – Acting Leader, Economy and Social Justice Christine Jardine – Home Office, Women and Equalities Alistair Carmichael – […]

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Lib Dem MP Tells Voters to F**k Off

11 Dec

A Lib Dem incumbent MP, Stephen Lloyd, has been caught on camera telling prospective voters to f**k off. Clearly confident of victory… The Eastbourne MP – with a majority of only 1,600 – was recorded telling his prospective electorate: Voter: “You need to stop putting graffitti up everywhere… big boards all up Eastbourne alone.. What do […]

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Hard, soft or none at all: what the election result will mean for Brexit

9 Dec

The General Election will set Britain on the path to a hard or softer Brexit – or perhaps no Brexit at all. Ros Taylor (LSE) explains what each possible outcome means for the next stage of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Conservative majority Supposedly, a vote for the Conservatives is a vote to ‘get … Continued

Extinction Rebellion Glue Themselves to the Lib Dems’ Electric Bus

4 Dec

The Lobby were all abuzz today following Extinction Rebellion‘s ongoing ’12 Days of Crisis’ protests, and today was the turn of the Lib Dems. Only eight days left until both the Lib Dems and Extinction Rebellion buzz off… Dressed as bees, the eco-communists swarmed the Lib Dems’ bright yellow battle bus (perhaps thinking it was the […]

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Lib Dem’s Tax Evasion Hypocrisy

22 Nov

The Lib Dem’s Manifesto proudly announces that when they form a majority government and Jo Swinson is supreme leader, they will “Take tough action against corporate tax evasion and avoidance”.  Guido is wondering, therefore, why the Lib Dems have taken £75,000 from Attestor Services – the UK arm of Attestor Value Master Fund, a $3.1 […]

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What the 2019 Liberal Democrat manifesto says about Brexit

20 Nov

The giveaway clue is the title of the document issued today – Stop Brexit: Build a Brighter Future. The introduction to the manifesto then summarises the party’s position thus: “We are unashamedly fighting to stay in the European Union, and we are the strongest party of Remain. We believe that our best future as a […]

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In an election focused on the question of democracy, the anti-democratic Lib Dems must be exposed

18 Nov

In the early hours of 24th June 2016 I sent a message to David Cameron, urging him to stay on as Prime Minister. Shortly after that he stepped out into Downing Street and announced that he was standing down. He made the right call. Ever since that moment, we have seen a massive rear-guard action […]

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Lib Dems Admit Losing Control in “Just a Couple of Constituencies”

14 Nov

Lib Dem President Sal Brinton admitted on last night’s Newsnight that her party had lost control of local branches. Questioned on Newsnight she admitted that it was the case in “just a couple of constituencies.” The central party is at war with some branches over putting candidates up against Labour Remainers in seats such as Canterbury where […]

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Lib Dems Running Upgrade Petition for Hospital that is Already Being Upgraded

13 Nov

The Lib Dems are getting desperate in their target seat of Hazel Grove. The candidate is currently running a petition to upgrade the local hospital, so far so election data gathering normal. The problem for Lib Dem Lisa Smart is the hospital is one of the twenty Boris announced as being upgraded back in August. […]

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Putney Lib Dem’s Nobel Peace Prize Award Claim

12 Nov

The Lib Dems’ Putney Candidate is proudly claiming she “led the campaign to ban landmines in South Africa, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize”. Impressive achievement… The odd grammar gives the game away, however. Sue Wixley did not win the Nobel Peace Prize – nor did the campaign to ban landmines in South Africa. The […]

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Remain or Leave, people should be able to vote for the party they want to see win

12 Nov

We should be scrutinising candidates and policies. Instead the talk is of tactical voting and electoral pacts. Brexit has thrown the deficiencies of our voting system into sharp relief, but this must be the last general election fought under first past the post, writes Ian Simpson (Electoral Reform Society). Introducing the single transferable vote would mean voters would feel free […]

Lib Dem Candidate Complained December Election Would Ruin Her Ski Season

8 Nov

The Lib Dems’ Candidate for Hove and Portslade took to Twitter last month to complain that the election “better not ruin my [two month] ski season.” Candidate Beatrice Bass – who grew up in Davos – went on to moan that: “December and January are for winter sports not campaigning.” Nice to see the Lib […]

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Phillip Lee Receives £70,000 in Donations – Four Times The Individual Spending Limit

7 Nov

As Britain heads for a December Election, Christmas has come early for self-styled ‘Great British Hero’ Phillip Lee. According to his register of interests, he has received a whopping £70,000 to support his new candidature in John Redwood’s seat of Wokingham. The lucky Lib Dem’s donations total 437% of the legal £16,000 constituency spending limit […]

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The Lib Dems’ economically illiterate “Remain bonus” is based on very dubious forecasts

6 Nov

The economy is a notoriously complex system, which is notoriously difficult to model. This is all the more true because the data on which the models are based are, equally notoriously, prone to estimation errors and revisions. This is not to condemn, or even criticise, the economic models used, for example, by the Office for […]

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Labour and Lib Dems Announce Musical Candidates

5 Nov

As the parties announce their candidates for the upcoming general election, Guido has been enjoying the musical numbers of Labour’s candidate for Old Bexley and Sidcup, Dave Tingle and the Lib Dems’s 18-year-old candidate for East Worthing and Shoreham Ashley Ridley. Tingle starred in a cringe worth viral video from Loughborough SU a few years […]

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Lib Dem Candidate Apologises for Lying Poll Tweets

5 Nov

The Lib Dem election campaign has always relied on misleading polls and bar charts, but the mainstream media have rarely cornered the party about their lies. This election campaign is all about change… Today’s victim to fall foul is their candidate in Esther and Walton who has been forced to apologise for lying about polling back […]

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Lib Dems Launch Election Campaign with Spectacularly Dodgy Bar Chart

31 Oct

As the general election campaign kicks off the Lib Dems have released another infamous bar chart, this time appearing to claim the party is just 6 points behind Jacob Rees-Mogg in his Somerset constituency. Eagled eyed readers will read the small print: “Survation polled 405 respondents aged 18+ living in NE Somerset with the question: […]

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Lib Dems Facebook Spend More than all Parties Combined

30 Oct

The Liberal Democrats have geared up for the upcoming general election with a whopping £12,205 being spent on Facebook in the last week, more than every other major party put together. Labour and the Tories lag behind at £2,812 and £3,111 respectively. The SNP and The Brexit Party clearly haven’t got the memo, both failing […]

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How the Liberals justify their crusade to cancel Brexit

25 Oct

Brexiteers often quip that the Liberal Democrats are neither liberal nor democratic. But this isn’t quite true. The Brexit-blocking party are liberal in the curious modern sense. Where Classical Liberals saw the individual as sovereign and sought to maximise personal freedom, the modern liberals have made a crucial alteration. Far from forgetting about the individual, […]

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Clueless Lib Dem MEP Opposes New Withdrawal Agreement Without Reading It

18 Oct

Iain Dale was forced to repeatedly correct Lib Dem MEPs’ Deputy Leader Luisa Porritt after she continuously got basic details about the new agreement wrong. It became increasingly clear that Porritt hadn’t even read the deal she was arguing against. Excruciating… It’s not the first time a Lib Dem has been taken apart in a […]

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Lib Dem Compares Brexit to Nazi Germany and Domestic Abuse

10 Oct

The Liberal Democrat’s parliamentary candidate for Torridge and West Devon, David Chalmers, has become the latest Lib Dem candidate to insult his prospective voters – this time by posting comments on Facebook comparing Brexiteers to Nazis. Chalming… The candidate claimed that Brexit is causing divisions that have “split families and friends have led to huge […]

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Lib Dems Fibbing Here

8 Oct

The Lib Dems have been distributing a corker of a bar chart on their election leaflets in Hampstead and Kilburn, cheekily extrapolating projected EU election results in order to claim that they “won the last election here in Hampstead & Kilb…

How did the party of Asquith degenerate into a sanctimonious anti-democratic rabble?

4 Oct

I‘m so old I can remember the Liberal Party, a party of the masses not the classes, of social reform and a brave northern non-conformist tradition of independence. All that still lingered in my early political life as I went on my meat round wearing a yellow rosette in the 1950 election. What’s happened since […]

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