Posts Tagged “defence”

Scrap Trident nuclear weapons, urge 58% of Lib Dem members

by Stephen Tall on August 8, 2013

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. More than 600 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. 58% say scrap Trident, just 26% back leadership line of reduced deterrent Currently the […]

Trident: the Grand Old Lib Dems have lost this war already

by Stephen Tall on July 17, 2013

Yesterday the Lib Dems published The Trident Alternatives Review. According to Danny Alexander, “it is the most thorough review of nuclear systems and postures the UK has ever made public. It is ground-breaking – thanks to the Liberal Democrats and our insistence that Trident alternatives must be examined.” That may be: but this is a […]

Trident: it’s déjà vu all over again

by Stephen Tall on October 30, 2012

The latest flurry of excitement about the Trident nuclear deterrent — as the Daily Mail puts it with typical tabloid restraint: Tories and LibDems at war over contract to build Trident sub: £350m deal is jumping the gun, warns Clegg — is one of those stories which pops up twice a year. The last time […]

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Hero of the Week’ #13 – Elizabeth Wilmshurst (and Nick Harvey)

by Stephen Tall on September 7, 2012

Welcome to the 13th in our series — Liberal Hero of the Week — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  The aim is to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social liberalism. We highlight […]

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Hero of the Week’ #13 – Elizabeth Wilmshurst (and Nick Harvey)

by Stephen Tall on September 7, 2012

Welcome to the 13th in our series — Liberal Hero of the Week — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  The aim is to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social liberalism. We highlight […]

Lib Dems push Coalition to abandon ‘Moscow criterion’ in latest anti-Trident move

by Stephen Tall on May 20, 2012

Writing in the Financial Times, former Lib Dem leader Ming Campbell has urged Britain to drop the so-called ‘Moscow criterion’ — which commits us to maintaining an independent nuclear deterrent capable of obliterating the Russian capital — in order to open up the possibilities of a more targeted, and cheaper, nuclear alternative to the renewal […]

NEW POLL: was Clegg right to ditch Trident?

by Stephen Tall on June 17, 2009

The big domestic political news last night was Nick Clegg’s announcement that the Lib Dems would oppose the renewal of the Trident nuclear deterrent, arguing “the world has changed, the facts have changed, you’ve got to change with them. So (…)

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