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A fantastic selection of essays, edited by Charles Clarke, that explore those difficult issues that politicians try to avoid.
Roy Jenkins's career spans the full half-century from Attlee to Tony Blair, his biography is the story of an exceptionally well-filled and well-rounded life.
Still an active member of the House of Lords, Dick Taverne presents a thoughtful and compelling memoir, as well as a measured account of fraught and turbulent times.
Matthew d'Ancona's In It Together is the revelatory inside story of Britain's coalition government.
A compelling portrait of one of the most complex and popular of modern politicians.
More than 2,000 key quotations by and about Liberal Democrats, Liberals and Social Democrats, from over six hundred prominent politicians, writers and journalists
The ultimate collection of political quotations.
Bobby Friedman introduces us to the big businesses, eccentric loners, fraudsters and dodgy wheeler-dealers who are rubbing shoulders against some of the most senior politicians in the country - with disturbing consequences for our democracy.
David Lloyd George is widely regarded as one of the most effective British prime ministers of the twentieth century. A dynamic speaker and committed social reformer, he led Britain successfully through the devastation of World War I and had a powerful impact on international politics.
The perfect companion to anyone interested in or researching the history of ideas and anarchism. Making Another World Possible takes a look at left Libertarian ideologies in the late 19th and 20th century, underlining their influence on modern green and anti-capitalist thinking.
Liberal individualism, or 'classical liberalism' as it is often called, refers to a political philosophy in which liberty plays the central role. This book demonstrates a conceptual unity within the manifestations of classical liberalism by tracing the history of several interrelated and reinforcing themes.
Tony Wright's Very Short Introduction to British Politics is an interpretative essay on the British political system, rather than an abbreviated textbook on how it currently works.
Leading Liberal Democrats and sympathetic policy experts re-examine the Lib Dem approach to green policy and suggest fresh ideas for the next decade and beyond
The first analysis of political defections over a long time span.
This biography charts the career and legacy of David Steel, one of the most influential politicians of the second half of the twentieth century
A sensitive, critical and above all insightful portrait of one of the leading political figures of our age.
.The issues which this book explores are central to an understanding of the development of the twentieth century Conservative party, the emergence of a national political culture, and the problems of a sustained period of coalition.
Was it a thin fluke? After almost a century, the Liberal Democrats headed by Nick Clegg changed the way politics is conducted in Britain. How did Clegg wring this achievement from golden boy David Cameron?
The Politics of Coalition is the tale of two parties embarking on the first coalition government at Westminster for over 60 years. What challenges did they face in the first couple of years, and how did they deal with them?
In The Strange Death of Liberal England George Dangerfield discusses the causes of the decline in the influence of the British Liberal Party in the years 1910 to 1914. Dangerfield argues that four ...
A Welshman among the English, a nonconformist among Anglicans and a self-made man in the patrician corridors of power, David Lloyd George, the last Liberal Prime Minister of Great Britain, was the ...
A one-volume history of the Liberal Party and its antecedents, the alliance between the Liberals and the SDP in the 1980s, and of the Liberal Democrats.
This is the first biography of the Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg.
Does the Coalition government represent a new politics in Britain, or is the new government just the same old Tories hiding behind an opportunist pact with the Liberal Democrats? Does Cameron diffe...
This book provides the first detailed analysis of the ideas and policies of the Cameron-Clegg government. It covers the period from the May 2010 General Election and its outcome, through the formation of the coalition, to publication of the coalition's Programme for Government, and its 20 October 2010 Spending Review.
22 Days in May is the first detailed Liberal Democrat insider account of the negotiations which led to the formation of the Lib Dem/Conservative coalition government in May 2010.
5 Days To Power gives the first full account of the negotiations that led to the political earthquake of a Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.
Chris Cook lifts the lid on the 'third Party', providing an indispensable account of their journey over the last century.
On 7 May 2010, British politics entered a revolutionary new era. With the election of the first hung parliament since 1974, Britain now finds itself in the unfamiliar world of coalition government....
In these extended versions of the interviews which appeared in Total Politics, Iain Dale reveals new sides to the politicians we love and love to hate.
The role of women in our society has changed out of all recognition. But it has changed least in the House of Commons. I want to describe those changes and the resistances to them through the magni...
Published to celebrate the life and career of one of the most influential women in British politics.
This is the autobiography of an old-fashioned Man of Action, an adventurer, to be compared more readily to Fitzroy Maclean than David Steel.
This short guide is laid out in an easily navigable format designed to help the general reader decide who to vote for.
Screwing Up is not a political memoir but the deeply touching and human story of a man at his wits end, trying to cope with the onset of middle age.