A decision is expected when the Executive committee meets this week, and the poll itself is due to take place after June 21.
Exactly a decade after forming a government with the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats are languishing on the political fringes – where did it all go wrong?
His focus on leftish politics and local campaigning built the party into a potent force, but left it badly exposed to the dangers of coalition with the Conservatives.
I’d relax the limits significantly if not totally, but insist on near real-time transparency from campaigns over their permitted donors.
The official result will be announced regionally, but a tally of local counts may make the outcome clear long before that point is reached.
If MPs tried to cheat the voters, they would risk a populist backlash. To defy the people would be to put their seats at risk.
Plus: The steel crisis. Trump’s abortion atrocity. Nick Watt, denied a Guardian promotion by political correctness. And: I leave ConHome to write for Momentum.
Four reflections on the campaign so far and things to watch for as the campaign intensifies.
There are two groups I intensely dislike. The first are the “laptop warriors”. The second are those who play the man and not the ball.
“They don’t like personality-led politics. They want to know the arguments.”
The moment the two clashed directly this afternoon.
It is a grand delusion that, right after walking out of the EU, our former partners would be bound to give us a better deal than we have now, with none of the cost.
There’s a case for remaining in the EU. And a case for leaving. But there is no case for staying based on this shrunken and slippery negotiation.
A new Conservative alliance?