Paddy Ashdown

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‘I couldn’t vote Conservative again’: sleaze and parties turn Tory voters off
A failure of leadership has cut deep with people in Paddy Ashdown’s old Lib Dem stronghold of Yeovil, for whom Covid has meant sacrifice

Tom Wall

18, Dec, 2021 @5:18 PM

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The Liberal Democrats’ place in progressive politics | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to opinion articles by Vince Cable and Simon Jenkins


18, Dec, 2019 @4:42 PM

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The Lib Dems are still the party of centrist ‘common sense’ – but are there any takers? | Andy Beckett
The party may find its self-consciously moderate worldview has little traction in a polarising election, says the Guardian columnist Andy Beckett

Andy Beckett

25, Nov, 2019 @1:34 PM

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'A man for ideals': former PMs pay tribute to Paddy Ashdown
Tony Blair, David Cameron and Sir John Major attend service for former Lib Dem leader

Caroline Davies

10, Sep, 2019 @3:37 PM

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Tributes paid to former Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown at funeral
Ashdown, who died aged 77 last month, remembered for his ‘openness and tolerance’

Haroon Siddique and agency

10, Jan, 2019 @4:26 PM

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House of Commons pantomime? Oh no it isn’t! | Letters
Brief letters: A former dame hits back | Paddy Ashdown the historian | Festive misspellings | Consumerism | Welsh Bethlehem | Kent’s Dunkirk

Brief letters

27, Dec, 2018 @4:08 PM

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Tuition fees undid Paddy Ashdown’s achievements | Letters
Letters: The former Lib Dem leader was against free university education, says Nigel Boddy, and John Marriott remembers him as a thoroughly decent man


25, Dec, 2018 @5:05 PM

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Political figures celebrate Paddy Ashdown's energy, bravery and humour
Praise for politician who transformed Liberal Democrats and oversaw peace in the Balkans

Mattha Busby

23, Dec, 2018 @7:02 PM

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Paddy Ashdown showed that the centre can hold | Matthew d’Ancona
The former Liberal Democrat leader understood compromise is a sign of strength, says the Guardian columnist Matthew d’Ancona

Matthew d'Ancona

23, Dec, 2018 @4:29 PM

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Paddy Ashdown obituary
Former leader of the Liberal Democrats who helped transform party into a British political force

Stephen Bates

22, Dec, 2018 @8:49 PM

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Paddy Ashdown reveals he has bladder cancer
Former leader of Liberal Democrats, 77, says he is being ‘wonderfully looked after’

Guardian staff

02, Nov, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Hong Kong democracy activists urge UK to release unseen files
Foreign Office still holding back tens of thousands of files now eligible for release after 20 years

Tania Branigan

04, Feb, 2018 @2:22 PM

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