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#Liberal Democrats

# liberal-democrats - Monday 22 July, 2019

UK's Lib Dems elect first female leader, as she bids to do everything possible to 'stop Brexit'

“I am ready to take our party into a general election and win it,” new leader Jo Swinson said.

# liberal-democrats - Friday 31 May, 2019

Liberal Democrats top new UK poll, surging ahead of Conservatives and Labour

The Brexit Party and the Greens have also both seen gains.

# liberal-democrats - Sunday 23 December, 2018

President Higgins pays tribute to 'unique' UK politician Paddy Ashdown who has died aged 77

Ashdown led the Liberal Democrats for over a decade, and helped to broker peace arrangements in former Yugoslavia.

# liberal-democrats - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Tim Farron quits as Liberal Democrats leader, says he is 'torn' over Christian faith

Farron announced his resignation from the post today.

# liberal-democrats - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'If May wins a landslide it'll be a disaster for Ireland' - Tim Farron on Brexit, Ireland, and Labour's self-destruction

The Liberal Democrats leader is looking to turn his party’s fortunes around in next month’s UK general election.

# liberal-democrats - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

The Liberal Democrats want legalised cannabis and another Brexit vote

The UK party launched its election manifesto today.

# liberal-democrats - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'

Meanwhile, Theresa May has said a potential alliance of opposition parties would be a “coalition of chaos”.

# liberal-democrats - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin Christianity This post contains videos

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

What does a UK election mean for Ireland? It could be good news you know...

… from a Brexit point of view at least. But could it bring about a border poll?

# liberal-democrats - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June COME WHAT MAY This post contains videos

Snap election to be held in UK on 8 June

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the election is a chance for the UK “to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit”.

# liberal-democrats - Monday 17 April, 2017

British MPs call for Asma al-Assad to lose citizenship

The British-born woman married Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2000.

# liberal-democrats - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Cannabis social clubs and licensed sales: How the UK could earn £1bn in drugs tax Legalisation This post contains a poll

Cannabis social clubs and licensed sales: How the UK could earn £1bn in drugs tax

The Liberal Democrats have called for cannabis to be legalised.

# liberal-democrats - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy has died aged 55 RIP

Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy has died aged 55

The UK politician was opposed to the Iraq War during his time as leader.

# liberal-democrats - Friday 8 May, 2015

Miliband, Farage and Clegg have all quit - and David Cameron's back at Downing Street

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has send his congratulations, and said he’s looking forward to building on their “very close relationship”.

AS IT HAPPENED: Tories on course for majority, SNP storms Scotland ... and Miliband set to quit The Morning After This post contains videos

6 things you need to know after a stunning UK election

The opinion polls were wrong and David Cameron is almost certainly continuing his stint in Downing Street.

# liberal-democrats - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Was that the most boring election campaign in modern times?

It’s been a lacklustre campaign and the outcome in many constituencies is a foregone conclusion tonight, including in Liverpool.

The Cork connection to the most marginal constituency in England

Just 42 votes separated the winning Labour candidate and her Conservative rival in 2010. Now a second generation Irishman is targeting the seat for the Tories.

# liberal-democrats - Friday 1 May, 2015

Someone just dropped their trousers in front of Nick Clegg while asking for a selfie Pants Party This post contains videos

# liberal-democrats - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Watch this former party leader call Tories 'b***ards' seven times in four minutes Going Blue This post contains videos

Watch this former party leader call Tories 'b***ards' seven times in four minutes

Paddy Ashdown is not familiar with being on the fence.

# liberal-democrats - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

What you need to know about the election that no one can predict Explainer This post contains videos

What you need to know about the election that no one can predict

In a closely-fought race it appears neither the Conservatives nor Labour will emerge victorious on 7 May.

# liberal-democrats - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Liberal Democrats changed their logo because Joey Essex thought it was 'Liberal DemoCATS' Top Crats

# liberal-democrats - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge The Lib Dems just released an excruciating Uptown Funk video Hot Damn

# liberal-democrats - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

UK leaders take "unprecedented" step to boost Scottish campaign

All three party leaders have pulled out of Prime Minister’s Questions to head north.

# liberal-democrats - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

"Ich bin ein Palestinian" - UK MP faces storm for saying he would fire Gaza rockets

David Ward is facing disciplinary action from his Liberal Democrat party.

# liberal-democrats - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

British politicians vote in favour of same-sex marriage

MPs voted by 400 to 175 to approve the draft law, despite a split in David Cameron’s Conservative party over the issue.

# liberal-democrats - Monday 4 February, 2013

Ex-UK minister faces jail after admitting to perverting course of justice

Chris Huhne made a last minute plea change in court this morning, admitted to perverting the court of justice over a speeding case ten years ago.

# liberal-democrats - Sunday 16 December, 2012

UKIP rises in polls to become UK's third largest party UK

UKIP rises in polls to become UK's third largest party

Polls for a number of British papers show Nigel Farage’s party enjoying 14 per cent of the vote, an all-time high.

# liberal-democrats - Monday 10 December, 2012

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.

# liberal-democrats - Monday 22 October, 2012

Nick Clegg and 500 other politicians coming to Dublin for FF-organised conference

The 33rd annual conference of European liberals will be taking place in Dublin next month.

# liberal-democrats - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

British cabinet reshuffle sees 'Minister for Murdoch' get health portfolio

Jeremy Hunt was the surprised appointment to the Ministry of Health as David Cameron conducted his first reshuffle since taking office over two years ago

# liberal-democrats - Thursday 1 March, 2012

World's biggest advertising company to move HQ from Dublin to London

WPP, which announced record profits of €1.2 billion today, confirmed that it plans to leave Dublin as soon as new tax rules are passed in Westminster.

# liberal-democrats - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

From The42 Political football: start of NFL season moved because of Obama speech clash NFL

Political football: start of NFL season moved because of Obama speech clash

The Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants, will kick the new season off in September. Are we there yet?

# liberal-democrats - Monday 12 December, 2011

Cameron defends veto on EU deal, says he negotiated in 'good faith' Commons Clash This post contains videos

Cameron defends veto on EU deal, says he negotiated in 'good faith'

The opposition said he lost but the prime minister insisted he was defending his country’s interests over his veto of the EU deal.

# liberal-democrats - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Nick Clegg's Irish visit postponed following death of Taoiseach's mother Off

Nick Clegg's Irish visit postponed following death of Taoiseach's mother

Clegg had been due to meet with president Michael D Higgins and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore in Dublin tomorrow.

# liberal-democrats - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

UK deputy prime minister to visit Michael D in the Áras

Nick Clegg will be among the first international dignitaries to visit Michael D Higgins when he takes office.

# liberal-democrats - Friday 7 October, 2011

UK minister’s mysterious tweet: ‘I do not want my fingerprints on the story’ Huhne Tweets

UK minister’s mysterious tweet: ‘I do not want my fingerprints on the story’

Chris Huhne’s department initially said his account was hacked but then said it was “not sure” of the circumstances of the cryptic tweet.

# liberal-democrats - Sunday 10 July, 2011

UK Labour leader calls to delay BSkyB takeover

The Liberal Democrats – currently in coalition with the Conservatives – have hinted at supporting the opposition in calls to postpone the proposed takeover.

# liberal-democrats - Friday 6 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In today’s fix: Greece considers euro pull out; public sector workers in decline; a recession warning from Doctor Doom; Enda and Muhammad; the price of gas and electricity may rise; Eamon Ryan and a helicopter; and the calmest man ever?

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