4-in-10 Lib Dem voters inclined to leave EU, says poll – a reminder why our pitch should be ‘In Europe to reform the EU’

by Stephen Tall on November 18, 2012

‘If a referendum were held on the UK’s membership of the European Union, how do you think you would vote?’ That’s the question posed by polling company Opinium and published today in The Observer — with the following result reported by the paper: Almost four out of 10 Liberal Democrat voters support leaving the EU, [...]

Nick’s third ‘Letter from the Leader’: “More freedom for parents and more rights for people with mental health problems”

by Stephen Tall on November 18, 2012

The third of Nick Clegg’s Letters from the Leader series has hit party members’ email inboxes today — here’s what he has to say… In a week when we saw a set of disappointing elections – with hard working Liberal Democrats not getting the results they deserved and turnout slumping to a new low – [...]

Teather: “Benefit cap is immoral and divisive”

by Stephen Tall on November 18, 2012

Lib Dem MP for Brent Central Sarah Teather makes the front page of The Observer today for a powerful interview slamming the Government’s plans to bring in a benefit cap. I’m quoting extensively from it, below, but it’s well worth reading the whole piece here. This is clearly an issue that touches Sarah deeply, not [...]

PollWatch: For which other parties would LibDem voters consider voting?

by Stephen Tall on November 18, 2012

There’s an interesting poll conducted by ComRes and published today. There’s no surprise in its headline voting intention figures, below — they’re in line with other surveys and indeed with what ‘Super Thursday’s elections found: Conservative 31% (-2) Labour 43% (+2) Lib Dem 10% (0) UKIP 8% (-1) Others 8% (+1) But what is new [...]

56% of Lib Dem members urge secret courts plan to be voted down outright

by Stephen Tall on November 18, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 550 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Only 3% of Lib Dem members back current plans for secret courts LDV asked: Parliament is [...]



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