Opinion: Intergenerational Fairness: Are we really building a fair future for our young people?

The challenges that young people face today are considerably different to what the previous generations faced. The baby boomers spent much of their lives enjoying ...

Don Foster MP writes…Justifiable NIMBYism?

I  suspect I’m not the only one to be delighted and relieved about the announcement this week about new protections to be put in place ...

Opinion: What is HAMAS’s game plan?

On the face of it, for HAMAS to simply fire its unguided rockets into Israel, in the hope some may hit something important, or kill ...

Opinion: The ECHR is a “British Bill of Rights”

Following the cabinet reshuffle earlier this month, the push from within the Conservatives to repeal the Human Rights Act and remove the UK from the ...

Monroe Palmer writes: Reform of the complaints system for the Armed Forces

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Lib Dems publish latest accounts: £439k surplus and membership up to 43,451

The latest set of accounts for the Lib Dems ...

Stephen Williams writes … Energy efficient homes, house building and minority rights for Cornwall

As we have now begun the summer recess, I wanted to write an update on ...

Food for Thought: Scottish independence?

An educational charity called WORLDwrite contacted Lib Dem Voice recently with a link to their programme below. This was made by WORLDbytes, which is a ...

LibLink: Alistair Carmichael – Independence vote is far too important to shun

Writing in the Scottish Daily Record, Alistair Carmichael praises that paper's "Missing Million" campaign. It seems 300,000 ...

Opinion: Who are the terrorists?

This sign held by a Palestinian child at a demonstration sums up the context and background ...

A bit of our party’s history remembered

On 29th July, exactly 26 years ago, Paddy Ashdown was elected as the first leader of ...

LibLink: Alex Proud – “If you believe politicians are useless, you’ll end up with useless politicians”

In the Telegraph today, Alex Proud -- who self-describes as "A lapsed Liberal and a rugged, Gladstonian Liberal who likes free markets and the odd ...

Nick Clegg “surprisingly good at Twitter”

Whether it's posting a selfie from a football match, posing with a Princess mug, mocking the Daily Mail or looking like the perfect domestic goddess ...

Nick Clegg’s Message for Eid-al-Fitr

We join Nick Clegg in wishing those of you who are celebrating today a very happy Eid-al-Fitr. Here is his video message, with transcript underneath: ...

Opinion: New law needed to tackle millions wasted on public sector redundancy and rehiring

Those of us who exited the NHS as whistleblowers, given the bum's rush and no cash, would not be expected to have much sympathy for ...

Opinion: UKIP are a blessing in disguise for pro-Europeans

Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder works harder than nine UKIP MEPs put together. She speaks more sense than their entire delegation, of course, but in ...

Some reminders about commenting on Liberal Democrat Voice

One of the joys of a site like this is the lively, good-natured and well-informed discussion that can be found under perhaps not quite all ...

Clegg: Commonwealth must live up to its values and oppose LGBT discrimination

We know that Nick Clegg has spoken out against discriminatory ...

Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #383

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 383rd weekly round-up from ...

Lib Dems have led the case against armed police in the Highlands – not that you’d know from the BBC’s Sunday Politics Scotland

This time next week, I will be in one of what I think is the most magical places on earth, the Black Isle. The friendly ...

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

Many thanks to the 13,600 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this ...

Caron’s Sunday Selection: Must-read articles from the Sunday papers

  Here's my pick of the Sunday papers this week. Please put your choice of must-read articles ...

The 21 areas where the Lib Dems and Labour agree

It's a few months since I first published my list of 17 policies on which ...

What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week?

LibDemVoice has two parallel sites. The first is our public blog, the thing you're ...

Ed Miliband’s speech: tricky message, poor timing

I've quite a lot of time for Ed Miliband. Politics needs intelligent, thoughtful folk with ...

RIP Cllr Jo Stephenson, Lib Dem leader in Cumbria

Jo Stephenson, Deputy Leader of Cumbria County Council and Lib Dem group leader, has died. ...

Social Liberal Forum Conference – a belated report of an enriching day

This time last week, ...

Lord Rennard: Lib Dems continue investigation into peer while party official apologises for lapse

The Guardian reports today on the latest developments in the Lord Rennard case, specifically: A ...

Ed Davey writes… Delivering on climate change & delivering on fuel poverty

I write this while on a visit to ...

By-election update: Staplehurst gain by 6 votes

There were eight principal by-elections this week in Blackpool, Doncaster, Maidstone, Northumberland, Reading, Rhondda, Walsall and Windsor. The Liberal Democrats made two gains, Labour held ...