Nick Clegg’s statement on Chris Rennard: 5 key points

by Stephen Tall on February 24, 2013

It’s just over an hour since we published Nick Clegg’s statement concerning the allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour levelled against Lord (Chris) Rennard. Here are some quick, initial thoughts: 1) Nick Clegg has stuck by his position, repeated earlier today by Vince Cable and Danny Alexander, that he “did not know about these allegations until […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #31: Hilary Mantel. Our Liberal Villain: George Galloway

by Stephen Tall on February 24, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. The series showcases those who promote any of the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — regardless of party affiliation and from beyond Westminster. If they stick up […]

Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “Five days to make a difference.”

by Stephen Tall on February 24, 2013

Just one issue dominates Nick’s weekly letter: the Eastleigh by-election and the close contest between the Lib Dems and Tories. Here’s his letter in full… Five days. That is all we have got left to make sure the people of Eastleigh send Mike Thornton to Westminster as their new MP. Five days to make a […]

Chris Rennard allegations: where we’re at

by Stephen Tall on February 24, 2013

Today’s press makes grim reading for the Lib Dems. Three of the Sunday papers lead on the allegations that Lord (Chris) Rennard behaved sexually inappropriately during his time as chief executive, and — more worrying still — that the party covered it up. Nick Clegg faces claims of cover-up over party ‘sex pest’ (Independent) Liberal […]