Posts Tagged “royal family”

Majority of Lib Dem members back monarchy – but 40% would prefer UK to become a Republic

by Stephen Tall on July 28, 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. 44% want Charles as King, 9% prefer Wills: 40% want neither Thinking about the [...]

An Open Letter to The New Prince

by Stephen Tall on July 22, 2013

Dear Your Highness, Congratulations on being born! It’s the first universal experience you’ll share in common with your subjects-to-be. From now on, your life and the lives of the 2,000 other babies born in the UK today will begin to diverge. You probably won’t notice this happen for a good, long while (nor will they). [...]

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 […]

Lib Dems: “Championing equality in the most surprising places”

by Stephen Tall on December 4, 2012

Here’s how Nick Clegg congratulated the Royal Couple on their announcement yesterday:

LDVideo: Nick Clegg – Public won’t back Queen yacht idea

by Stephen Tall on January 16, 2012

Conservative cabinet minister Michael Gove’s suggestion that a new royal yacht should be “a gift from the nation to her majesty” on the occasion of her diamond jubilee earned diplomatically short shrift from Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg …

What Lib Dem members will be doing to celebrate the Royal Wedding. (Mostly delivering leaflets, it seems.)

by Stephen Tall on April 28, 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 currently publishing the full results. Bank Holiday? If you’re a Lib Dem it’s just another Leaflet Delivery Day… With [...]

Stormin' Norman on the warpath again

by Stephen Tall on January 24, 2009

That tireless Parliamentary terrier, Lib Dem MP Norman Baker, has been doing what he does best, once again: demanding answers to awkward questions. The man who forced Peter Mandelson to quit the cabinet last time around has now turned his (…)

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Evan and David: showing what liberalism is all about

by Stephen Tall on January 22, 2009

There are times it’s good to be a Liberal Democrat. Take, for example, last December’s Private Members’ Bills ballot for the 2008-09 Parliamentary session. Four Lib Dem MPs were drawn in the top 20, with David Heath and Evan Harris (…)

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