Danny Alexander: UK’s triple-A credit rating “not be-all and end-all”

by Stephen Tall on August 6, 2012

Lib Dem chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander has signalled an interesting shift in the government’s economic approach, downplaying the significance to the economy of the UK’s continuing triple-A credit rating. Here’s what he told the BBC (courtesy of PoliticsHome): “The credit rating is not the be-all and end-all. What matters is have we […]

The Lib Dem membership slump: how it compares and how we can respond

by Stephen Tall on August 6, 2012

The Lib Dems published its statement of accounts this week, including the most recent membership figure for the calendar year 2011. If you don’t want to know the score, look away now… As at 31 December, 2011, there were 48,934 Lib Dem members. That’s 25% down on the previous year, 2010, when there were c.65,000 […]