Tribute to Charles Kennedy

Speaking in the House of Lords yesterday, Lord (Paul) Tyler paid tribute to former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy, saying:

“I am still shaken by the news of my friend and colleague Charles Kennedy’s sudden death this morning.

“I want to put on the record my appreciation of and admiration for his . . . → Read More: Tribute to Charles Kennedy

Devolution Dialogue on Democracy Day

Today is “Democracy Day”, a project running across BBC TV and Radio.  It’s fitting that in this same week, Nick Harvey and I have published proposals to bring decisions closer to those whom they affect: a prerequisite for real democracy in Britain.

Here on Liberal Democrat Voice, we have already had considerable debate over the merit of “devolution on demand” . . . → Read More: Devolution Dialogue on Democracy Day

Reject or revise?

I suppose we should all know by now, but it still seems odd to me that the positions taken up by many Peers seem so at variance with their Party, their colleagues in the Commons and with their promises to the electorate in party manifestos.   In recent days Labour backbench Peers have been universally critical, to . . . → Read More: Reject or revise?