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Clegg Still Adamant We Have Lost the War on Drugs

We forgot to cover this from earlier in the year but Nick Clegg is still adamant that the responsibility for drugs should be moved from the criminal justice system to the health care system. It’s a topic he’s long had…

Profiles of the Remaining 5 Lib Dem Peers

Following on from yesterday’s post we take a look at the remaining Lib Dem Peers announced last week. JONNY OATES Jonny is a former Liberal Democrat councillor and the Deputy Leader for Kingston-upon-Thames. He was notably Ed Davey’s election agent…

Eleven New Liberal Democrat Peers Announced

As you may have already seen, eleven new Liberal Democrat peers have been announced as part of the dissolution Honours. First all of us here at Lib Dem Watch would like to say congratulations to them. We’ll break down the…

Burnley Lib Dem breaks ranks over teen drink plans

One Lib Dem candidate has already broken ranks over the party’s plans to lower the legal drinking age to 16. Today’s Lancashire Evening Telegraph reports: THE LIBERAL Democrats’ parliamentary hopeful in Burnley is at odds with his party bosses over…

Eviction warnings & the Birmingham Lib Dems

Last Saturday’s Birmingham Evening Mail reports: All 73,000 council house tenants in Birmingham have received demands for rent arrears and a threat of further action – even though most of them don’t owe a penny. Letters should have been sent…

Cardiff Liberal Democrats

A Lib Dem bar chart can be used to prove anything. Often, it tries to prove the exact opposite of the truth. A good example of this has come our way from the Liberal Democrats in Rhiwbina ward, Cardiff. They…

London Lib Dems need your help!

Tackling the key issues of the day, the Lib Dems in London have emailed members in the capital as they scrape the barrel for campaign ideas. Lib Dem Watch readers may wish to send in their own suggestions: Campaigns –…

“Lib Dems say not to road tolls”

The Liberal Democrats support the spread of congestion charging across the country. The Lib Dem Transport spokesman hailed Ken Livingstone’s congestion charge. ‘The Government must provide leadership so that other local authorities considering introducing a similar system can proceed with…

Unbelievable

Says millionaire Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone: …Drunk and disorderly behaviour amongst under-18’s is still a significant problem. Many of our town centres are becoming no-go zones on Friday and Saturday nights. While the majority of young people behave responsibly…