Setting Cornwall Free – article by Cllr Jeremy Rowe and Nick Clegg MP

Too often governments have seen this part of the country as little more than a theme park for lazy summer holidays. But over the last five years Cornwall has finally had a strong voice in Government. Liberal Democrat MPs and Ministers have been relentless in fighting Cornwall’s corner, arguing every day for fairer funding and for . . . → Read More: Setting Cornwall Free – article by Cllr Jeremy Rowe and Nick Clegg MP

Sauce for the Goose?

The chamber of the House of Lords can be very intimidating, especially for newer Members trying to make a succinct point, when it is full to bursting at Questions.  They can hardly be blamed if they refer carefully to notes when asking for information from Ministers.

Yet, all too often, when they do this, some old stagers shout “READING”, . . . → Read More: Sauce for the Goose?

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