Fitzrovia – Central London’s edgeland
Trevor Smith reviews a new book on a lesser known quarter of London, defined by diverse immigration, industry, arts...
Paddy Ashdown – a frank remembrance
Ashdown’s successes as a relatable man, a tactician and a statesman should not blind us to his strategic failures.
After Carillion, can capitalism clean up its act? Or will Marx have the final word?
Carillion's collapse - and other failures such as privatised forensics firm Randox - show the limits of the...
Politics against democracy: tracing the roots of Brexit.
Brexit cannot simply be attributed to contemporary alienation. We must examine the referendum result in the context...
The challenge facing the Liberal Democrats
The Lib Dems must embark on an ambitious course if they are to survive in the new, fractured political landscape.
Published in: Shine A LightLib Dem prospects
Will party members bring courage to their simmering resentment and oust Nick Clegg?
Trevor Smith is a retiring Lib Dem life peer and a former director and chair of the JRRT Ltd.