There are two post-election Lib Dem narratives doing the rounds. One is that the Lib Dems were doomed as soon as they entered coalition; that from 12 May 2010 until 7 May 2015, the party was stuck on railway tracks which inexorably lead to them going from 57 MPs to jut 8. The other is… Continue reading There was an alternative: three things the Lib Dems could have done differently
The fact that Lib Dem conference is rapidly approaching means that I have a semi-anniversary of my own to mark. It’s now been just over six months since I left the Lib Dems. Life after party politics How do I feel? I’ve had a tough, and at times frustrating half year: negotiating the fineries of… Continue reading Clegg and coalition six months on
I really am starting to wonder if the Tories get economics at all (on a related note, see my latest article on the Social Liberal Forum). In a fascinatingly revealing intemperate rant to the Guardian, David Willetts has described students as a “burden on the taxpayer” and that “the so-called debt [students] have is more… Continue reading Has David Willetts really thought through his pro-tuition fees argument?