Can the Liberal Democrats really save us from a Tory government?

Fool me once….

THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

Introduction

Chapter 1: Bollocks To Brexit?

We all know the main image of the Lib Dems this half decade has been of a party opposed to UK withdrawal from the EU – how does Europe impact the future course of the party, electorally and in terms of campaigning approach?

Chapter 2: Lib-Lab in the age of Starmer and the naive dream of a pact

The centre-left has long dreamt of close collaboration between Labour and Liberals, with little consideration of some core ideological differences. Are the parties any closer to this supposed dream under Davey and Starmer in 2021?

Chapter 3: The Blue Wall

Is the Blue Wall real? And if it is; is it really the savour for progressives that the Liberal Democrat’s claim it is?

Chapter 4: 2021 at the polls

2021’s local elections showed a resilient year for the Liberal Democrats, gaining ground overall, but with gains in some key and unexpected areas, but also falling back in plenty of places compared to the Brexit protest set of results in 2019.

Chapter 5: Britain in the world, the Liberal fairytale lives on

An often overlooked flaw with the Liberal Democrats is the deeply naive view they take of Britain (and the west)’s role in the world.

Chapter 6: Lib Dems and the domestic polity

In the wake of Conference 2021, how do the Lib Dems stack up when it comes to their domestic political agenda?

Conclusions

Insightful and innovative UK journalism and commentary, from Toby Lipatti-Mesme.

Insightful and innovative UK journalism and commentary, from Toby Lipatti-Mesme.