Norman Lamb warns against demonising people with mental ill health at Hallowe’en

We've always had great fun at Hallowe'en in our house. We love the guisers (none of this new fangled Trick or Treat stuff, if you ...

Opinion: We can’t afford not to pay for social care

I had a visitor the other day - a resident who was her husband’s carer. Neither was elderly and she was coping remarkably well. I ...

Opinion: Afghanistan – Fools rush in…

For the generation of UK military ...

Last chance to make your views heard on more powers for Scotland..

Well, not the last chance ever, but certainly the last chance to make a submission to the Smith Commission, which is looking into delivering more ...

UK decision to stop migrant rescue operations attacked by Teather (“unethical”) and Ashdown (“inhuman”), defended by Clegg (“Italian decision”)

Conservative home office minister James Brokenshire defended the Government's decision to withdraw support - along with all other EU member states - for future search-and-rescue ...

UKIP MEP calls equal marriage supporters “equality Nazis” and defends UKIP’s collaboration with party whose leader praised Hitler

Six months ago, Scotland had an actual farmer as an MEP. George Lyon's knowledge of farming and rural issues was a massive asset to Scotland's ...

Alison McInnes makes debut at First Minister’s Questions

Highly regarded Scottish Liberal Democrats Justice Spokesperson Alison McInnes stood in for Willie Rennie, who's recovering well from routine surgery, at today's First Minister's Questions. ...

LibGreenLink: Julian Huppert and Caroline Lucas: Our prohibitionist drugs policy isn’t working

There may be not much desire on either side for an electoral pact between the Liberal Democrats and the Greens but we are working together ...

Andrew Stunell MP writes…Tackling anti-semitism at home and abroad

We may have had a peaceful summer at home but overseas the situation was anything but relaxed, not least in Gaza where the tension between ...

Opinion: The Economic Crisis is Now Political

Clacton-on-Sea is going nowhere… This is Britain on crutches. This is tracksuit-and-trainers Britain, tattoo-parlour Britain, all-our-yesterdays Britain- Matthew Parris, The Times Matthew Parris’s dismissal of ...

Stephen Williams doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything tonight at 6:30 pm

Earlier this year, we featured Communities Minister and MP for Bristol West Stephen ...

On making LDV more inclusive

Today has not been a good day. It's not a good feeling when you discover that someone has left the party over something you did, ...

Stephen Lloyd MP writes…Ed’s climate change deal shows how UK can reform EU


Yesterday the Prime Minister’s statement to Parliament reminded us thatthere are two EU stories around at the moment. Sadly one is getting far more attention ...

Baroness Kate Parminter writes…Campaigning on green issues in the south west

With the Green Party announcing they are targeting 12 seats including a number of our key seats, and the Labour party acknowledging the threat they ...

Half of current Green supporters voted Lib Dem in 2010

"As Ukip is to the Tories, so can the Green party be to the Lib Dems." That's a sentence I wrote 7 years ago, ...

LibLink: Tim Farron – What Can Government do to Help the Self Employed?

Lib Dem party president Tim Farron has been writing at ...

LibLink: Paddy Ashdown: Afghanistan war is textbook for how to lose this kind of conflict

Paddy has been writing in the Mirror about the Afghanistan war? Was it all ...

Coalition stooshie* as Tories refuse deal to get EU Referendum Bill debated

There's been an almighty row in the Coalition over which Private Members Bills should be given government support. The Liberal Democrats had offered the Tories ...

Sal Brinton writes… Ukip’s hypocrisy on tackling serious child abuse issue is breath-taking

Today in the House of Lords, Baroness Joan Walmsley and the Lib Dems secured an ...

Nick Clegg: I’m not voting in this Thursday’s PCC by-election

There's a by-election taking place this Thursday. The good news is the Lib Dems won't ...

What can we learn from this year’s World Gender Gap Report?

The BBC reports on this year's Gender ...

LibLink: Sarah Teather: Let’s stop the scourge of revenge eviction

Sarah Teather has been writing for the Guardian about the problems created by so-called revenge ...

Kirsty Williams: For Labour and the Tories, Welsh patients are just collateral damage in NHS War

Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams emailed Welsh members yesterday about the current war ...

Opinion: Alice vs the system: Lessons from a lifetime of “help” from public services #3

“Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland This ...

Opinion: We need HS2 and HS3 to benefit the north

The government's support for HS2, despite the critics, has shown a real commitment to ...

Opinion: Delivering a stronger economy and a fairer society

The Liberal Democrat pre-manifesto contains a lot of good policy, but what it is lacking ...

Federal Committee candidate lists announced

If you are a party member, you might want ...

Carmichael talks green investment, energy and renewables

Yesterday, Alistair Carmichael spoke at a Green investment conference in Edinburgh, which is, of course, home ...

Why would you not be a feminist? says Clegg

Elle magazine is doing  a big push for feminism at the ...

LibLink: Ed Davey promises no blackouts this winter

Interviewed in the Sunday ...