Lord Ashdown is a British politician and diplomat, currently Chair of the Liberal Democrats 2015 General Election Team
08 February 2015 08:25 PM
Putin is challenging the peace on which modern Europe was founded
11 January 2015 03:06 PM
Terrorism can’t be allowed to deflect us from the principle of individual liberty
11 September 2014 11:43 AM
We now have a chance to guarantee the UK's commitment to overseas aid
Collected Poems by John Donne, book of a lifetime: The "greatest poet" still takes Paddy Ashdown's breath away
29 May 2014 06:00 PM
Since the age of 16, I have had a copy of the complete poems of John Donne somewhere close at hand. For me, that was a watershed year. I had not been a good student – at best strugglingly average, to the despair of my father. In truth the classroom interested me far less at this age than the rugby pitch, the athletics field and the girls at the local Bedford high school.
25 May 2014 09:51 PM
“I bring you nought for your comfort,
Yea, nought for your desire.
Save that the sky grows darker yet
And the sea rises higher.”
I suspect that many Lib Dems waking on Monday morning will identify with King Alfred’s speech to his ragged army in G.K Chesterton’s epic “The Ballad of the White Horse”.
25 May 2014 08:00 PM
We have a proud record of achievement to take to the electorate at the next general election
05 December 2012 02:47 PM
Amid the political horse trading, politicians ignore climate change at their peril
06 December 2011 12:00 AM
It is not just the regulatory benefits that are clear. The money raised could be used to help millions of children
25 February 1999 12:02 AM
08 February 1999 12:02 AM
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
- 1 Autistic adults could take pure MDMA to 'reduce social anxiety'
- 2 Before you complain about your GP, this is what you need to know about actually doing the job
- 3 Father of 12 accused of raping, beating, starving and abusing his own children in US 'cult'
- 4 Britain's Got Talent 2015: Jamie Raven divides Twitter as fans expose mind-boggling magic trick
- 5 Charlie Charlie Challenge explained: not a Mexican demon being summoned — it's gravity