The national Conservative Lib Dem coalition

David and Sue attended the Lib Dem special conference in Birmingham on Sunday. Although the national coalition with the Tories had already been approved by the Lib Dem MPS and peers and by the Lib Dem federal executive this conference was called to allow members to have their say. That’s how the Lib Dems do things. We are a very open, inclusive and democratic party. Read the rest of this entry.

Facing up to the issues in Ely


Ahead of a visit to Ely Cathedral where he spoke about his recent book on the economic crisis, The Storm, Vince Cable met with Lib Dem candidates standing in the upcoming local elections. Characteristically, he had thought-provoking things to say in response to current economic and political concerns. He covered a range of issues and highlighted the absence of any real leadership from the Labour Government and the absence of any real, practical alternatives from the Tories. Read the rest of this entry.

Nick Clegg launches the Green Road out of the Recession


On his first anniversary as leader, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg set out plans to put Britain on a ‘Green Road out of the Recession’, creating jobs and leaving a legacy that will save energy, put money back into people’s pockets and fight climate change. The plans will cost £12.5bn, which would be paid for by scrapping the proposed VAT cut. The vast majority of that money will be spent immediately, making a real impact on the economy and people’s lives right away. Read the rest of this entry.