The Alternative View is a compelling account of the Liberal Democrats' rollercoaster ride from wilderness to government, and then their subsequent dramatic fall from grace. Former Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik and Councillor Ed Joyce reveal how the 'Orange Book' began...literally as a book with an orange cover, seeking to 're-colour' the party's traditional 'yellow' hue. They explain why the 'Orange Bookers' became the party's ruling group, but how, in coalition, the absence of a clear 'narrative' harmed the entire movement. This book outlines a way back for the party...with momentous implications for the leadership. The Orange Book sought to 'reclaim liberalism.' The Alternative View claims it back.