Preventing the Tories tilting the political scales (again)

Last week saw the largest Government defeat yet in the Lords during this Parliament, putting a brake on Conservative plans to cut trade union funding to the Labour Party. The move they are attempting to make MUST be coupled with a fair cap on individual donations to get ALL the big money out of politics. Ministers . . . → Read More: Preventing the Tories tilting the political scales (again)

Lib Dems expose Tory self-interest on the Trade Union Bill

Yesterday, Lorely Burt, Cathy Bakewell, Ben Stoneham, Barbara Janke, Chris Rennard and I all spoke on the Government’s Trade Union Bill.

As our BIS spokesperson, Lorely gave an excellent run down of the issues, and of the Liberal Democrat approach to them, pointing out the flaws in the parts of the Bill which deal with strike action. She . . . → Read More: Lib Dems expose Tory self-interest on the Trade Union Bill

Trade Union Bill – second reading speech

Lord Tyler today (Monday) spoke against the “nakedly partisan” provisions of the Government’s Trade Union Bill in the House of Lords today.

He has tabled an amendment to the ‘committal motion’ which would see the Bill transferred to a special select committee for extra scrutiny, in attempt to force the government to fulfil its promise to seek . . . → Read More: Trade Union Bill – second reading speech