Farron backs right to term-time holidays

I would normally apologise for linking to the Daily Mail, but on this occasion, as the piece in question has a video showing some of ...

Not in my name: British diplomats who joked about refugee quotas disgrace this country

There have been many reasons over the Summer to be thoroughly ashamed of our Government's response to the growing humanitarian crisis on our doorsteps. We've all ...

Christians continue to suffer on the West Bank

There are constant reminders of the sheer awfulness of the illegal occupation of the West Bank by Israel.  The video which went viral last ...

Andrew Wiseman writes…Introducing the Policy Pitch

We are trying a new session at this year's conference. The idea behind the session is to encourage policy discussion in a different way to ...

Conference Countdown 2015: …And breathe – advice for first time conference goers

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We should weep at what is happening to Labour

Whoever wins the Labour leadership battle, it's going to be a torrid time for Labour. There are already accusations and counter-accusations, threats of a legal ...

Farron: Enough is enough. It’s time to help refugees in need in response to Independent’s heartbreaking photo of a little dead Syrian boy

As David Cameron goes on the news and tells us all that we can't take any refugees, but we are doing all we can to ...

LibLink: Shirley Williams: American democracy is up for sale and it’s a warning to us all

Shirley Williams has been writing for the Independent about the pernicious influence of big money in politics in the US. She writes about the huge ...

Jim Hume MSP: SNP risks making GPs an exclusive service that many can’t access

I was interested to see this report in today's Scotsman which featured Labour and the SNP slugging it out over cuts to GP training ...

How can we support candidates who can’t afford to stand for office?

With the #LibDemFightback still continuing after the announcement of our new Leader and by-elections happening almost every week across the country and the party making ...

Dreaming of Lords reform

Surely there is nothing better for a lifelong liberal to do in an idle moment than to fantasise about some form of constitutional reform?  Well ...

Roger Roberts calls for Parliamentary debate on refugee crisis

So, the Westminster Parliament resumes on Monday after its Summer recess. The Commons debates the EU Referendum Bill, the Lords the Energy Bill. With a ...

Now, about those 100,000 members…

Those of us who have been around for a while will remember  Simon Hughes' pitch during his presidential campaign, that under his leadership the party ...

The European Referendum and the Greek Tragedy – or Brexit, Grexit and Sexit

Once a magnet for states seeking peace, prosperity and security, the European Union faces a series of challenges associated with the Eurozone crisis, which has ...

Liberal Youth Elections 2015 are go! #lyelects

It's that time of year again - Federal Liberal Youth and the Welsh organisation IR Cymru are electing the teams which will lead them through ...

Is George Orwell’s view of England still true?

Over on the (unaffiliated) Journeyman blog there is a review of George Orwell's ...

Europe or the world? It’s a false choice.

“Do you agree that the UK should leave the EU and trade with the world?” That’s the question on the front page of the ...

Tim Farron is right: Osama Bin Laden’s death was not a tragedy

Tim Farron was widely quoted on Monday, for perhaps the first time since his election as leader. The good news is that he was correct ...

#Brexit referendum question to change after advice from Electoral Commission

From the BBC The elections watchdog has recommended a change to the question to be put ...

Lord William Wallace writes…Shrinking the State?

Liberal Democrats need to clarify where we stand on how large a public sector we support, the balance of public spending and administration between state, ...

Conference Countdown 2015: Cutting VAT for tourism would be a costly mistake

In the run-up to Autumn Conference in Bournemouth, we'll be looking ahead to examine the highlights in the debating hall, the fringe and training rooms. ...

Walter James: Last surviving 1950 General Election candidate

I don’t recall ever meeting Walter James, the last surviving candidate of any party who fought the 1950 General Election who has died aged ...

Some newspapers’ attitude to refugees is downright disgraceful and un-British

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LDV Poetry: Moving forward

Devastating  gruelling what a cruel night and so unexpected. Friends and colleagues dismissed so much expertise ...

Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #429

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 429th weekly round-up from ...

LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

Many thanks to the 15,500  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this ...

Tim Farron’s Q & A with Scottish Party members: “Liberals, moderates, our time has come”

Tim Farron came to Scotland on Thursday and spent an hour taking questions from party members at a very hastily arranged event at Party HQ ...

Lib Dems could try to out-flank Corbyn from the left? Are you having a laugh? Oh, and quit the anonymous briefings…

I am more than a little irritated by an article in the FT in which three of our eight MPs are quoted. They are ...

Walter James, last surviving Liberal Party candidate from the 1945 General Election, dies aged 103

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Sexual harassment and assault of women on trains must be taken more seriously

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