The Project: how the Conservatives were beaten last time
In the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts, I talk with Duncan Brack, the closest thing the party has to an official historian, about the lessons for the Liberal Democrats from the last time that a Conservative government was defeated.
A key part of that was cross-party cooperation so we dive into what then party leader Paddy Ashdown's plans were, what worked, what didn't work and what lessons apply to this Parliament.
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- Lessons from the Ashdown-Blair ‘Project’ - Duncan Brack's book chapter on the topic.
- The Cook-Maclennan talks.
- Ways for parties to cooperate without making seat deals.
- Never Mind The Bar Charts on Paddy Ashdown's legacy.
- Never Mind The Bar Charts on what it's like working with Dominic Cummings.
- Coalition Diaries by David Laws - Amazon / Waterstones
- Who Killed Kitchener? The Life and Death of Britain's most famous War Minister by David Laws - Amazon / Waterstones
- Duncan Brack on Twitter.
- The Liberal Democrat History Group.
- Photo credits.