The Liberals became a significant political party in the mid-19th century. Committed to extending civil rights and social welfare, they were the primary opposition to the Tories until the rise of Labour at the start of the 1900s.

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) was formed at the start of the eighties by former Labourites who weren’t pleased with that party’s domination by leftists and trade union officials.

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Stuart Jeffries meets the Lib Dems' economics expert Vince Cable | Guardian
submitted by markpack (via guardian.co.uk)
Alarmed by rising house prices and personal debt, Vince Cable saw the recession coming long before his political opponents - and it turned out he had the solutions, too. So where does the Lib Dems' economics expert think we go from here?

LGBT Lib Dems welcome Equal Marriage consultation

On 17th February 2016, the Liberal Democrat equalities minister Lynne Featherstone announced a Government consultation into equal marriage and civil partnership in the UK. At the time of the announcement, the Liberal Democrats are the first and only major political party in the UK - and the first party of Government - to support this policy.

Stuart Jeffries meets the Lib Dems' economics expert Vince Cable | Guardian

submitted by markpack 850 days ago (via guardian.co.uk)
Alarmed by rising house prices and personal debt, Vince Cable saw the recession coming long before his political opponents - and it turned out he had the solutions, too. So where does the Lib Dems' economics expert think we go from here?


ID cards database breached by nosey council staff
submitted by james.graham 729 days ago (via computerweekly.com)
They haven't even fully launched it yet, but our worst fears are being confirmed (see the NO2ID Take Jane page: http://www.no2id.net/TakeJane/)


Police set to step up hacking of home PCs
submitted by robknight 9 days ago (via timesonline.co.uk)
THE Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people's personal computers without a warrant.


I disown this government
submitted by nigelashton 7 days ago (via guardian.co.uk)
"I have watched Labour compromise its principles, embrace greed and take the UK into war and recession. Torture is the last straw", says former Labour leadership contender Bryan Gould.