Nick Powell analyses the remain alliance and looks to history for another example of an unlikely coalition.
It is fair to say that 2015 wasn’t the best year for the Liberal Democrats: the General Election saw them lose all but eight of their seats, down from a total of 57 won at the height of Cleggmania. They lost many of their big names, including Vince Cable, Simon Hughes and Lynne Featherstone, and […]
“I sincerely hope that you’re not one of those selfie-obsessives” Lord Jeremy ‘Paddy’ Ashdown jokes as he enters one of the Forum’s numerous faux-salubrious seminar rooms. Dismissing the accusation, I happily reassure him that the next twenty minutes will not consist of any gratuitous and/or narcissistic camera angles, to which he chuckles. Even in his mid-seventies, […]
In the last few days, Conservative ministers, facing defeat over their plan to cut Tax Credits, have been hurrying around TV studios to denounce these attempts as opening up an ‘unprecedented constitutional path’ and ruining ‘centuries of observance’. Some of even gone further, suggesting that the Conservatives should flood the chamber with Conservative Peers in […]
The General Election saw the Liberal Democrats face one of the worst nights in their long history. Polling day saw the party lose 48 of their 56 seats seats in the House of Commons, reducing them to fourth place with a meagre eight seats, the same number as Northern Ireland’s DUP. By lunchtime on May 9th, […]
Gareth Roberts looks back the life of one of British politics’ most popular figures, Charles Kennedy. Charles Kennedy, the widely-popular former leader of the Liberal Democrats was a perplexing figure for many in politics. Widely considered a brilliant politician, he was known for his easy-going manner and laid-back style, which made him popular with the public. Whilst the […]