Alex Meredith

Few stories get my blood boiling like tax evasion.   It’s the section of the emotional Venn diagram where feelings of  anger with politicians, helplessness about the poorest, envy about the richest and frustration with...

During my time as a candidate I have received most emails about crossing out cancer.  Given the news on Wednesday that the lifetime risk of getting cancer has increased to 1/2...

In recent years panel shows and stand-up comics have turned banter into an art form.  It even has its own dedicated broadcaster – Dave.  The trouble is, it looks easy, but...

Yesterday saw a historic victory for Syriza, the far-left anti-austerity party in the Greek general elections.  Though much expected, it is an exciting moment in European politics – there are claims...

Britain is good at pomp.  Our conventions and traditions are important threads that bind our nation together and add cherished ‘colour’ to Britain’s public life.  Whether it’s a Royal Wedding, Remembrance...

I was selected as the Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Wantage last week.  I’m very grateful to the discerning and supportive members of Wantage Lib Dems for their white-hot grilling, and...

Emily Thornberry’s kamikaze tweet on Thursday was a thing of rare beauty.   When was the last time a picture and three words said so much? In one poorly judged moment, it...

On a glorious Autumn Saturday I ventured out into the  countryside on my push-bike. After an hour of peaceful pedaling in the low-lit, leafy lanes, I started gaining on a well...

Like a moth drawn to the flames of a candle when the clear bright moon beckons, some things can not help themselves.  So it is with the European Commission. On a...

UKIP has its first MP and looks set to get more.  This is good news for our democracy for a number of reasons.  I’ve set out my top five: 1.  UKIP...