Lib Dems quit over leadership’s ‘betrayal’ on secret courts ~ Patrick Wintour, political editor, The Guardian.
Two prominent campaigners against secret courts resign from party as members vote for change to justice bill.
The Liberal Democrats‘ reputation as custodians of British liberty received a mauling on Sunday when two of their most prominent campaigners against secret courts resigned from the party, and the leadership was told by its conference for the second time in six months to seek urgent changes to the government’s justice and secrecy bill.
The overwhelming vote at the party’s spring conference in Brighton puts fresh pressure on the leadership to seek new safeguards in the bill when it returns to the Lords next month.
Nick Clegg was…
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