Posts Tagged “libya”

What Lib Dem members think about the Libya military intervention and its aftermath

by Stephen Tall on October 2, 2011

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. Over 550 party members responded, and we’re continuing to publish the full results. Lib Dem members backed Libya intervention… and two-thirds are optimistic for country’s future LDV […]

Lib Dem members survey: overwhelming backing for military action in Libya

by Stephen Tall on April 26, 2011

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. Over 530 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results this week. Seven-in-10 Lib Dems back coalition force, but members split on success of action […]

Daily View 2×2: 7 September 2009

by Stephen Tall on September 7, 2009

2 Big Stories Government’s Libya policy: confusion reigns The mounting government confusion over its policy towards Libya continues today. First we had the Prime Minister’s refusal to make a comment on the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi; (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

CommentIsLinked@LDV… James Graham: Nick Clegg – where have you been?

by Stephen Tall on August 30, 2009

Over at The Guardian’s Comment Is Free blog, Lib Dem blogger James Graham has a pop at the Lib Dem leader for squandering the political opportunity presented by a quiet August. Here’s an excerpt: Where was Nick Clegg when #welovetheNHS (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Daily View 2×2: 30 August 2009

by Stephen Tall on August 30, 2009

2 Big Stories Sunday Times: Lockerbie bomber ‘set free for oil’ Today’s Times has the big story: The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Kennedy speaks out on Megrahi

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2009

While Nick Clegg has publicly disagreed with the SNP Scottish executive’s decision to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Al Megrahi, former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy has joined David Steel in declaring his belief that the decision was the (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Lib Dems step up pressure on Brown over Lockerbie comments silence

by Stephen Tall on August 25, 2009

Gordon Brown has, after five days’ silence, commented on the Scottish government’s decision to release on compassionate grounds Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of involvement in the Lockerbie bombing. Mr Brown said he was “repulsed” by the welcome Mr (…)

Read the rest of this entry »