In other news… Vince upsets Tories, Liverpool to choose mayor, Radcliffe hexes Clegg, and Hughes settles with Murdoch

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past week… Cable sticks by Les Ebdon as his choice of ‘university tsar’ – the Lib Dem business secretary is opening up a rift in the Coalition: Business Secretary Vince Cable is standing by his candidate to head the university […]

Four Tory councillors in storm over homophobic nickname targeting Lib Dem leader

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2012

Here’s a story that shows politics in both its best and worst lights — the facts, as far as I’ve gleaned them from the local paper, the Thame Gazette, are as follows… Four Conservative councillors on Aylesbury Vale district council coined a nickname for the openly gay leader of the Lib Dem group, Stephen Lambert […]

Clegg resurrects party funding talks, appoints Laws as Lib Dem negotiator

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2012

Earlier this week The Guardian reported that Nick Clegg ‘is to revive all-party talks on party funding admitting that extra state funding is off the table, but insisting a wider deal is still possible’: Clegg as deputy prime minister is responsible for constitutional affairs, and was not taking the initiative as Lib Dem leader. The […]

Lib Dem members back ‘devo-max’ for Scotland (oh, and for England too, please)

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2012

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 570 party members responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Majority say referendum should offer straight yes/no choice on independence… LDV asked: Thinking of the forthcoming referendum in […]