BORIS Johnson is “all mouth and trousers”, the Lib Dems said today in a risqué dig at the top Brexiteer’s personal troubles. MP Tom Brake used his party conference speech to mock the former Foreign Secretary over his reputation for sleeping around. The jibe came as he called for Brexit to be overturned and claimed staying in the EU would SAVE Britain £3billion. Speaking in Brighton Mr Brake, the party’s Brexit spokesman, said Mr Johnson is “a man of many words, but no Brexit plan. All mouth and no trousers.” He added: “For Boris, there has always only been one agenda – the one that puts the blonde bombshell, with the so-carefully manicured tousled hair – into No 10. “Nothing is to get in the way of that preening ambition. Truth, principle, loyalty, friendship, all are expendable, as long as he secures the keys to that famous shiny black door.” Mr Brake also mocked David Davis, calling him “Inaction … [Read more...] about Bonking Boris is ‘all mouth and no trousers’, Lib Dems say in dig at Brexiteer’s love life
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0 Have your say The Liberal Democrats could change their name to make the party more attractive to potential defectors from Labour and the Tories, leader Sir Vince Cable has said.On the eve of his party’s conference in Brighton, Sir Vince suggested as many as 18 MPs could be enticed to join the Lib Dems in protest at Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg setting the agenda on Brexit talks, and Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of Labour.The Liberal Democrat name is only 30 years old, a product of the 1988 merger between the Labour breakaway Social Democratic Party and the Liberal Party of Gladstone and Lloyd George.The current Lib Dem leader has pledged to shake up the party, opening up its leadership contests and campaigns to non-paying supporters in bid to capture the energy from growing anti-Brexit feeling.“British politics is very tribal. There still a lot of tribal loyalty and people find it difficult to move in the British system,” Sir Vince … [Read more...] about Vince Cable: Lib Dems open to changing party name to woo voters
Opinion PUBLISHED: 15:37 13 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:37 13 September 2018 Richard Porritt Sir Vince Cable has struggled to ignite interest in his party since taking over as leader Photo: PA / Andrew Matthews PA Wire/PA Images Why are the Liberal Democrats doing so badly? On the face of it the political climate is primed for the party to be attracting a raft of new members – and more importantly, of course, new votes. And yet their poll rating is in stasis and the party is struggling for any kind of cut through.Neither prime minister Theresa May or Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have won the hearts (or minds) of the majority of people. Consistently polling has shown that the most popular prime minister of the United Kingdom would be ‘none of the above’.So, Sir Vince Cable’s Liberal democrats should be motoring.The Tories are ripping themselves apart over Europe – what has changed in the past 40 years? – and … [Read more...] about Could the Lib Dems spark the centre into life?
Lib Dem Hannah Kitching wants to propel South Yorkshire to the next level by overhauling the region’s transport and making the county a better place to do business. A relative political novice, she only joined the Liberal Democrats in 2016 a day after the Brexit referendum result and described herself as an ‘armchair politician’ before the vote. But she’s thrown herself in and has been campaign manager in two council by-elections in Sheffield and Rotherham and is now tasked to take the top job in South Yorkshire for the Lib Dems. It could be a good night for Hannah even if she doesn't win the mayoral vote. She's running in the Penistone West ward on Barnsley Council and has a good chance of winning. Living in Thurlstone on the fringes of Barnsley and Sheffield, she can see how South Yorkshire is ‘falling behind’ other regions after previously living in Leeds and Manchester.A mum of two, married to husband James, the pair own a manufacturing firm who … [Read more...] about Who is Hannah Kitching? Meet the Lib Dem candidate for South Yorkshire mayor
PUBLISHED: 19:06 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:17 17 April 2018 Mike Brooke Elaine Bagshaw shows Brick Lane off to the Lib Dem party leader Sir Vince Cable. Picture: Mike Brooke Mike Brooke The first of the big guns from Westminster turned up in the Tower Hamlets election campaign when former government minister Sir Vince Cable arrived in Brick Lane for a curry and to back Elaine Bagshaw’s pitch to be next mayor. Sir Vince Cable... "We're not going to win the council, not this time round." Picture: Mike Brooke But last night’s visit to the backwaters of London’s East End had a gloomy message about Canary Wharf’s financial industry after Brexit—and coming clean that his Lib Dem party won’t win the council elections on May 3. “We start from a long way back,” he told the East London Advertiser. “I remember the 1990s when we controlled the council—but that wasn’t a glorious episode. “We are not going to win the … [Read more...] about ELECTIONS: Sir Vince Cable comes to Brick Lane for a curry and Lib Dem gloom about Canary Wharf after Brexit