Analysis: Will the SNP oppose the Lib Dems ‘Revoke and Remain’ policy?
The Lib Dems have decided they are not that bothered about a People’s Vote after all, now standing on a ‘Revoke and Remain’ ticket in the General Election. The implications for a future independence referendum if such a position ever comes to fruition would be stark, Ben Wray finds.
A GENERAL ELECTION has been stalled by the opposition until after 31 October. But in November, it’s on. With no majority in parliament, the Tories cannot continue to govern for long, however much the opposition (perversely) may want the agony to continue.
Analysis: Jo Swinson’s 'harsh, hostile' ideal of British politics
The former coalition government minister wants a new politics where the “mob” are put back in their place and austerity policies are deemed natural
YOU’D think to listen to Jo Swinson’s victory speech as new leader of the Liberal Democrats, that everything was fair in the land until the uncouth multitude made its presence known.
Analysis: Jo Swinson's candidacy shows the Lib Dems haven't changed
Recent comments by the Lib Dem leadership hopeful demonstrate that, while the political environment may have altered in their favour, the party remains the same
IT has been a tumultuous two decades for the Liberal Democrats.
Vince Cable reiterates call for SNP to back UK-wide vote on Brexit deal at Scottish Lib Dem conference
CommonSpace reporter David Thomson reports from the last day of the Scottish Lib Dem conference in Aviemore where party activists heard from their UK leader, Vince Cable.
THE SNP should get behind the call for a UK-wide vote on the Brexit deal, Lib Dem leader Vince Cable told the Scottish Lib Dems conference on Saturday [21 April].
Cable used his speech to urge the SNP to back them on getting a referendum on the Brexit deal once the negotiations are completed.
Jo Swinson: 21st century liberalism is needed to deal with Brexit problems
Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson gave a keynote speech to the Scottish Liberal Democrats conference in Dunfermline
THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS' deputy leader has called for a 21st-century liberalism to deal with problems arising as a result of the EU referendum.
Jo Swinson told the Scottish Liberal Democrats conference in Dunfermline that her party should seek a more “positive, radical, 21st-century liberal solution” to deal with the resentment and anger growing in the UK after last year's referendum on membership of the European Union.
Lib Dem deputy leader's election expenses under police investigation
Police probe aims to discover if Jo Swinson exceeded Electoral Commission limits on campaign spending
JO SWINSON, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and MP for Dunbartonshire East, is currently being investigated by police regarding her electoral expenses during June’s snap General Election.
The Liberal Democrats have confirmed to press that Police Scotland received a complaint and begun an investigation. The BBC reported that the initial complaint is thought to have been reported by one of Swinson’s constituents last week.