Do university tuition fees deter the poorest?

by Stephen Tall on October 15, 2009

The issue of tuition fees exploded into the Lib Dem conference in Bournemouth, when Nick Clegg appeared to suggest he was rowing-back on the party’s long-established commitment to abolish them.
I’ll state clearly my position: I support tuition fees, and believe they are the only possible way of funding world-class higher education for UK students. […]

Unemployment: Lib Dems on the bleak national picture

by Stephen Tall on October 15, 2009

Three separate Lib Dem press releases ping into the Voice’s inbox, each of them them telling a depressing story about the human impact of the recession.
First up, Lib Dem shadow work and pensions secretary Steve Webb on the doubling of long-term unemployment in the last year alone:
Ministers try to spin the slower rise in […]

The Lib Dem Legg letters – the missing 30

by Stephen Tall on October 15, 2009

On Tuesday, LDV began compiling a full list of the findings of Sir Thomas Legg’s inquiries into MPs’ expenses as they related to the Lib Dems’ 63 MPs. We are adding to this list as information is received by us or published elsewhere.
We understand the party’s whips office has recommended all Lib Dem MPs […]