Published in: openDemocracyUK: AnalysisAfter North Shropshire, Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer should be worried
Yesterday’s by-election saw the Tories implode and Labour fail to make ground. The Lib Dems will be hoping this...
Johnson’s strength is his divided opposition – is Labour brave enough to respond?
With Boris Johnson vocally setting up 'the people vs parliamentary elites' and promising a public spending splurge,...
Why the new Lib Dem leader needs to offer more than just the ‘sugar rush’ of Brexit opposition
Both Jo Swinson and Ed Davey have approached the leadership election offering restoration, not transformation. But...
Britain's two party system: will Peterborough confirm it’s dead again?
Fidelity to party machines won’t save us from a new authoritarianism. Only a new, pluralist political system can do that.
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.
Alcoholism, the NHS, and political hypocrisy
Politicians show sympathy for the sadly premature death of Charles Kennedy - but none for the ordinary alcoholic,...
Liberal Democrats health policy: who is the rebel?
Lib Dem supporters of the NHS have come up with simple, radical suggestions for saving it from privatisation. But...
The third big NHS deception
The public will not fall for the government's deception over the hospital closure clause - even if MPs have.
Why do the Lib Dems care so much about Lord Rennard?
Lord Rennard was key to the rise of the Lib Dems - and the dirty politics that came with it. This is why so many Lib...