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Richard Morris blogs at A View From Ham Common, which was named Best New Blog at the 2011 Lib Dem Conference
The Liberal Democrats aren't as universally europhile as you think.
If Carswell wins his by-election, and the potential momentum that could give Ukip, an EU referendum will look more likely – and the renegotiation would suddenly look very different.
The Lib Dem leader's tougher words on immigration policy today reveal the lack of "wisdom" from his advisers during his debates with Ukip's Nigel Farage.
In a party that prides itself on the power its members have over procedure, perhaps it's they who should be blamed for the handling of the Rennard case.
Natural justice, not merely the law, must be seen to be applied in cases of wrongdoing.
The Lib Dem leader should seek a renewed mandate from his party.
The party's visceral attacks on the Lib Dems show it is staking everything on a majority.
How many know that the party still aspires to abolish tuition fees and plans to review the bedroom tax?
According to the FT, 72% of people who voted for the Lib Dems in 2010 would no longer do so. But no one’s panicking yet.
Next week, the Deputy PM needs some pointed barbs, a few more jokes and a lot more passion.