First published on Mark Pack’s Liberal Democrat Newswire:
There are two central democratic principles which the UK political system breaches day after day, year in, year out. First, the idea that millions of votes not millions of pounds should decide elections: that parties should not be able to buy seats in Parliament. Second, that donors should not . . . → Read More: Fixing the law on political party funding
Speaking to a special St Antony’s Seminar on 21st Century Democracy and the Challenges to Political Parties, Lib Dem Peer, Lord Tyler said:
I decided I was a Liberal on the night of the 29th October 1956 – my birthday, as it happened – when we discovered that the Israeli army was invading Egypt, apparently encouraged by the . . . → Read More: The future of liberal democracy?
Lib Dem Constitutional Affairs Spokesperson, Paul Tyler, this week re-iterated his party’s support for a democratic second chamber and rejected ‘devious schemes’ which merely tinker with an appointed House. Speaking in the Lords, he said:
My Lords, the position of my party is very straightforward and consistent. This is the one respect in which we agree with . . . → Read More: Tyler slams “musical chair schemes” for retaining appointed Lords