Tag Archives: LIB DEMS

  1. The Liberal Democrats – where did it all go wrong?

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    December 18, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Liberal Democrats snatched an almost existential defeat from the jaws of relative victory with a combination of policy and …
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  2. How the Remain Alliance failed whilst the Leave Alliance won

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    December 13, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    From the start of the election campaign, there was a concerted attempt to form a ‘Remain Alliance’, encompassing the Liberal …
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  3. The Goldblog guide to what to watch for on #election2019 night

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    December 12, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    If, like me, you are staying up for election night, it might be useful to know what you are looking …
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  4. The Goldblog guide to whom you should vote for at #election2019 if you are wavering

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    December 11, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Here is my advice for 10 groups of wavering voters not sure what to do. Do leave me a comment …
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  5. How the YouGov MRP poll changed this election

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    December 9, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The YouGov MRP poll released two weeks ago appears to have massively influenced the election campaign. It may have led …
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  6. Why Liberals winning means the Liberal Democrats lose

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    December 6, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The triumph of Liberalism as an ideology in terms of the policies adopted by Labour and the Conservatives has simply …
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  7. Why the #Brexit deal is so important to #election2019

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    November 28, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Going into an election in which the Tories can tell potential Brexit Party voters they have a deal to leave …
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  8. The Liberal Democrat Manifesto – the last gasp for a party that has run out of ideas?

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    November 22, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’m reading the party manifestos so you don’t have to. Here’s the Liberal Democrats So, the Liberal Democrats have released …
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  9. Why anti-Brexit parties are standing aside

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    November 12, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    There are some very disappointed candidates in England and Wales as they are having to explain to their potential constituents …
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  10. Why the Lib Dems’ ‘Revoke Article 50’ policy isn’t all it seems

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    November 5, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Liberal Democrats’ central policy is to revoke Article 50 and end Brexit. It sounds anti-Democratic, but all is not …
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  11. Ready, Steady, Vote

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    November 4, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The General Election on December 12th 2019 is arguably the most consequential in many of our lifetimes. The Conservatives are …
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  12. What your choice means at this election

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    June 8, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I am an unashamed centrist. I vote for what works. It gets me into ‘trouble’ with people who have far …
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  13. How the Lib Dems plan to make EU think again

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    May 18, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Assessing this Liberal Democrat manifesto is an odd business. They aren’t even suggesting that it is a manifesto for Government, …
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  14. What the council elections mean for #ge2017

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    May 6, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Tom Newton Dunn, Political Editor of The Sun, reported on Thursday that a Senior Tory had told him that he …
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  15. Will we actually have the election on June 8th?

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    April 18, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    When Theresa May stepped out today (April 18th) to a lectern in Downing Street to announce she would be seeking …
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  16. Charles Kennedy – the most human of politicians

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    June 2, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    To anyone who argues that Politicians are all the same I give you Charles Kennedy. Despite having spent his entire …
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  17. The end of the Liberal Democrats?

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    May 12, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Liberal Democrats are trumpeting the five thousand new members that registered with them in the aftermath of their defenestration …
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  18. Exit Poll: If it is right we are in for a massive shock. 

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    May 7, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    If the exit poll that has just been announced is right, we are heading for a Conservative Government. The exit …
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  19. Liberal Democrat manifesto – a UK election first

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    April 18, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto was a UK election first. It was the first time that a party has actually campaigned …
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  20. Conservatives most seats, coalition impossible. Current poll predictions analysed.

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    March 29, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    You may be confused, given the forecast at the moment is for the Labour and Conaervative share of the vote …
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  21. Free Schools – Vive la Difference!

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    March 11, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    At last we have a proper issue on which the parties are properly split. It is an important one as …
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  22. The development of a ‘Left-Wing bloc’ could spell curtains for Cameron

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    January 28, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    It must be lonely being David Cameron these days. As the furore over the TV debates show, we are developing …
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  23. A Tory-Lib Dem coalition in May 2015 will only happen with a massive reduction in Lib Dem influence

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    January 19, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Reports emerged earlier this month that the Conservatives are planning to change the way Coalitions are formed to limit the …
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  24. Four possible election outcomes and what they would mean

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    January 10, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Towards the end of last year the pollster Peter Kellner from YouGov set out in The Times four possible results …
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  25. 2015 New Year Politics Prediction….impossible!

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    January 1, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Happy New Year everyone. Welcome to what promises to be one of the most memorable years of politics of our …
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  26. EVEL is not evil. But it will take time.

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    December 19, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

      In the last few days before the Scottish Independence referendum, Alistair Darling, the leader of the “No” campaign, pleaded …
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  27. We need to pass every policy announcement from now on through the ‘Coalition lens’

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    December 7, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Bearing in mind their financial need to get things right, it is interesting to see that there isn’t a single …
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  28. The best way to pay for the NHS in future? Immigration

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    November 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, published a report last week into the future of the health service, …
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  29. Lib Dems and Mental health care – the right target.

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    October 11, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Nick Clegg brought the curtain down on the Liberal Democrats’ conference with a centerpiece that surprised many, as there had …
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  30. We have a UKIP MP, but what happened in Heywood and Middleton is far more significant

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    October 10, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As expected, we wake up this morning with the first UKIP MP elected to the House of Commons. Douglas Carswell …
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  31. Who is the most principled political party leader in the Scottish Independence campaign?

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    September 12, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the leaders of all the UK’s major political parties gathered in Scotland to try and persuade the Scots not …
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  32. Nick Clegg’s press conference shows the problems for democracy of being in a coalition

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    June 17, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    If you are ever in need of a primer in the problems of coalition government, you should look no further …
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  33. Newark by-election result: An ungracious winner, a relieved loser

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    June 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So there we go – the Conservatives won the Newark by-election. They retained their 44th safest seat, a seat in …
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  34. A Queen’s speech to keep the Coalition going until May 7th – nothing more

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    June 5, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Every year the Queen’s speech heralds the State Opening of Parliament. Drawn up by the Government of the day, it …
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