Russia, ISIS, globalisation and the EU – Norman and Tim answer foreign affairs questions

LDV recently put some questions on foreign affairs to the two leadership contenders. Here are their responses. 1. Can you summarise in around 100 words what ...

LDVideo: Commons tributes to Charles Kennedy from Cameron, Clegg, Farron, Lamb and others

It is usual, after the conclusion of Prime Minister's Questions, for the chamber of the House of Commons to quickly, and noisily, empty. Yesterday, however, ...

Party membership passes 50,000, with over 5,000 new members since Thursday

About 80 people an hour have been joining the party since the polls ...

Lib Dem/Tory waverers wanted continuity, but they voted Conservative to achieve it

It was always going to be true that the 30 or so seats where the fight was between the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives would end ...

Majority happy to see Lib Dems play a role in government

If the key Lib Dem aims of the last five years were first to prove that coalition government can work in our majoritarian, outdated democratic ...

A foreign-policy-free election?

For all its crudeness, the barrel bomb has to ...

Stephen Williams takes on 38 Degrees over “highly misleading campaign”

Just hearing the name 38 Degrees will, undoubtedly, make at least the candidates among LDV's readership shudder. For the luckily unfamiliar, 38 Degrees is a campaigning ...

Anti-TTIP protestors reach #ldconf. A reminder of why they are wrong

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Protecting open and accessible justice: your help needed

The principles of open and accessible justice are key for all liberals, but they are principles that have been challenged in government by the woeful ...

Davey: Stop short-termist meddling in the energy markets

The FT reports comments by Lib Dem energy secretary Ed Davey aimed in part at George Osborne over recent interventions by the chancellor into ...

TTIP and the NHS: Separating fact from fiction

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How to further improve our comments threads: your suggestions please

Here at LDV Towers we try hard to ensure that the comments threads on ...

The Guardian’s “10 things we’ve learned from the Lib Dem conference”

The Guardian's Andrew Sparrow has once again collected together his thoughts on the ten main things we have learned from the last few days in ...

Tim Farron’s “active and ambitious government” – some thoughts and questions

I am a fan of Tim Farron. ...

Jeremy Browne’s ‘Why Vote Liberal Democrat 2015′ published

Biteback, the political publishing company, has just published a series of short books by ...

Why talking about global poverty reduction without talking about economic growth is a mistake

Between 1990 and 2010, the proportion of those living in extreme poverty around ...

Conference agenda published; deadline for amendments and emergency motions extended

Party members should last night have received an email from David Laws with an update on next month's conference. The majority of the agenda and ...

Rennie on the SNP’s “dishonest, desperate and disgraceful” NHS scaremongering

Scottish Lib Dem Leader Willie Rennie delivered a passionate speech yesterday setting out his ...

LibLink: Tim Farron – Where have all the political giants gone?

Over on politics.co.uk, party president Tim Farron has ...

TTIP — the US-EU trade deal. What is it, and where is it up to?

At last year’s autumn conference, the Lib Dems pledged to support a new trade ...

Lib Dems need to take every opportunity to get our message out there

I've made no secret of my view that a change ...

Before learning lessons from Ukip’s success, we first have to put that success in perspective

My LDV colleague Joe Otten yesterday kicked off what we hope will be a ...

Now is not the time for a bitter and bloody leadership battle

One of the most ...

LibLink: Lord Wallace – EU membership is essential for Britain’s national security

Writing on the European Movement UK blog, Lord (William) Wallace has some interesting thoughts on ...

CCHQ seem to be misremembering again – let’s help them out

Generous-hearted souls that we are here at LDV Towers, we are inclined to think that the good people of Conservative Party HQ have been getting a ...

Book review: Jeremy Browne’s ‘Race Plan’

Jeremy Browne spent just over ...

Call Clegg: Ukraine, Europe, Boris’s mansion tax, Vince’s ‘gaffe’, collective responsibility and immigration

First up on this morning's Call Clegg was, unsurprisingly, Ukraine. After discussing the situation generally Clegg was asked why he thought financial support for the ...

Clegg opposes ban on halal and kosher slaughter; now we need to hear his reasons

Nick Clegg has said he is "emphatically" opposed to the UK introducing a ban on the slaughter of animals in compliance with what some see ...

Yes, food poverty is real – but the situation is complex and solutions are not straightforward

Food poverty, it seems to me, is a slightly odd term, but its apparent necessity is, I think, a reflection of the tortuous treatment imposed ...

Ed Davey’s speech to the IPPR on climate change

Here's how the Guardian previewed Ed Davey's speech this afternoon to the Institute for Public Policy Research: Britain's climate change policy is under threat from a ...