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  • Lib Dems probe Lamb campaign

    LIB DEM leadership hopeful Norman Lamb will face a party inquiry after his campaigners were accused of subterfuge to undermine his opponent Tim Farron.

    Investigators revealed yesterday that members of Mr Lamb’s telephone campaign team had appeared to pose as staffers from Liberal...

    Monday 22nd Jun 2015

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Hundreds pay tribute to ‘much-loved’ Kennedy

    HUNDREDS of people paid their respects yesterday at the funeral of former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy.

    Family and friends joined politicians and supporters in Fort William, Scotland, for mass at the St John the Evangelist church.

    Mr Kennedy died suddenly aged 55 on...

    Saturday 13th Jun 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Charles Kennedy: Ex-leader was at odds with his party’s lurch to the right

    FORMER Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy, who died late on Monday aged 55, left a political bombshell behind him — he wanted to start a new left-wing Scottish party.

    Alastair Campbell made the astonishing assertion in a tribute yesterday to Mr Kennedy, who had...

    Wednesday 3rd Jun 2015

    posted by Jack White in Britain

  • Timewarp – Kennedy’s speech on Iraq

    “I’M NOT persuaded by the case for war. The arguments have been contradictory and inconsistent and the information has all too often been misleading as well as inconclusive.

    “It’s no wonder that people are scared and confused.

    “I say this to you...

    Wednesday 3rd Jun 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Orkney 4 bid to oust leak MP

    FOUR Orkney residents launched a legal bid yesterday to boot the sole remaining Scottish Lib Dem MP from office.

    Former Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael has come under pressure to quit after admitting responsibility for a leaked memo which wrongly suggested that First Minister...

    Saturday 30th May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Con-Dem era pushed 30% into poverty

    THE Tories and their Liberal Democrat collaborators drove 30 per cent of Britain’s population into poverty in the first three years of their coalition, new figures revealed yesterday.

    According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 19.3 million people fell below the...

    Thursday 21st May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • ‘Blindsided’ Ashdown cries foul over pollsters

    PADDY ASHDOWN bemoaned the inaccuracy of pre-election polls yesterday, which he blamed for having “killed” the Liberal Democrats.

    The Lib Dem peer and former leader, who backtracked on a promise to eat his own hat if the shock exit polls were right, turned his fury on...

    Tuesday 12th May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Murphy, it's time to fall on your sword

    THREE dramatic acts of hara-kiri shook up British politics over the weekend. There should have been four.

    First, Ukip leader Nigel Farage stood down as party leader after failing to win Thanet South. But rather than disembowel himself with a sharp sword, he tickled his belly with a...

    Monday 11th May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Lib Dem humiliation compounded by £170k lost in deposits

    by Lamiat Sabin

    THE Lib Dems’ finances have taken a heavy hit from the loss of deposits after their humiliating general election defeat left them with just eight parliamentary seats and triggered the resignation of leader Nick Clegg.

    The crushing Tory victory...

    Saturday 9th May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • The worst is still to come

    The Paddy McGuffun column

    Saturday 9th May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Features