Diversity still divisive for the Lib Dems

Diversity still divisive for the Lib Dems

by Charlotte Henry / 17 Feb 2012

The Liberal Democrat party is nowhere near diverse enough, says Charlotte Henry. But until it stops the infighting on this issue, no progress will be made

Blogging up the Government Digital Service

by Charlotte Henry / 29 Jan 2012

Charlotte Henry on why the digitisation of public services can improve things for everyone

The internet should be a politician's friend

by Charlotte Henry / 12 Jan 2012

When will politicians learn that if they take online communication seriously, it can pay dividends?

Where's social democracy in Europe?

Where's social democracy in Europe?

by Charlotte Henry / 25 Nov 2011

When the going gets tough, people vote to the right, says Charlotte Henry

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Lib Dem politics is still a boy's club

by Charlotte Henry / 09 Nov 2011

We should applaud the election of Ruth Davidson in Scotland, says Charlotte Henry, and it should serve as a wake-up call to her 'male, pale' Liberal Democrat party

The dilemma of freeing Gilad Shalit

by Charlotte Henry / 19 Oct 2011

While releasing Gilad Shalit risks increasing the likelihood of future kidnappings of Israelis, says Charlotte Henry, at the end of the day, a family has their son back

Women in politics owe Louise Mensch a big thank you

by Charlotte Henry / 03 Oct 2011

The Conservative MP did women everywhere a service when she refused to discuss her beauty treatments in an interview with the Guardian, says Charlotte Henry

Diary: Sandals, beards and adjusting to government

Diary: Sandals, beards and adjusting to government

by Charlotte Henry / 18 Sep 2011

In 24 hours at Lib Dem conference, Charlotte Henry is impressed by Danny Alexander's public speaking skills, but notes that Evan Harris is now the target of choice for jokes

Why Lib Dems should be for scrapping the 50p tax rate

by Charlotte Henry / 14 Sep 2011

Charlotte Henry urges Lib Dem conference to call for the 50p tax rate to be scrapped, but is sceptical about whether delegates will follow her lead

Review: Nick Clegg - the biography

by Charlotte Henry / 01 Sep 2011

Charlotte Henry reviews the first biography of Nick Clegg, formerly 'bright young thing' of the Lib Dems and now deputy prime minister

Could Huhne become a Lib Dem king across the water?

Could Huhne become a Lib Dem king across the water?

by Charlotte Henry / 06 Feb 2012

Without an official party role to keep him in check, an exonerated Chris Huhne could become a rallying-point for disaffected Lib Dem parliamentarians

'Real' liberals are delighted with Clegg

'Real' liberals are delighted with Clegg

by Charlotte Henry / 17 Jan 2012

The deputy prime minister's take on 'moral markets' is bringing the true liberals in his party back on to his side

The powers behind the coalition throne

The powers behind the coalition throne

by Charlotte Henry / 01 Dec 2011

Charlotte Henry looks into the people who are really wielding the power in the coalition

An appalling invasion of privacy

by Charlotte Henry / 17 Nov 2011

We pay a privacy premium for taxis. It's absolutely wrong for Oxford City Council to invade that with CCTV, argues Charlotte Henry

Could Clegg suffer Blair's fate?

Could Clegg suffer Blair's fate?

by Charlotte Henry / 01 Nov 2011

In the same way that Labour's leaders now disdain Tony Blair's legacy, Charlotte Henry fears that the same could be in store for Nick Clegg

Conservative weaknesses exposed

by Charlotte Henry / 13 Oct 2011

The catgate mess, followed by the Liam Fox controversy, is showing the Conservative Party at its worst, argues Charlotte Henry

Lib Dems have more answers than questions

by Charlotte Henry / 23 Sep 2011

18 months into the coalition, conference has shown that while the path the Lib Dems have chosen might not be easy, in the end they will be proven right, says Charlotte Henry

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by Charlotte Henry / 14 Sep 2011

Cameras in courts increase transparency

by Charlotte Henry / 08 Sep 2011

Ken Clarke's annoucement that cameras will be allowed in courts is a positive step, says Charlotte Henry

The riots were a missed opportunity for Cameron

The riots were a missed opportunity for Cameron

by Charlotte Henry / 16 Aug 2011

The aftermath of last week's riots was a chance for the prime minister to show real leadership. He failed to seize the opportunity, says Charlotte Henry