It used to be a joke that if you came across a banana republic which had the word democratic in its title you could be sure it was a dictatorship especially if the word people's aso appeared. Which pary in the UK comes closest to fitiing this criterion? That's right the Liberal Democrats, defacto leader my near neighbour Lord Paddy Ashdown. Clearly no one takes Faroon or Clegg seriously so Paddy their old war horse is wheeled out to battle his hated enemy the Tories. Pity his party was propping up the Tories just over a year ago.
The LibDems big lie is that they are a party of high moral principle with a membership made up entirely of Guardian readers. Now Paddy did a decent job re-organising the Lib Dems and they got a few more MPs. They got many times more when Paddy stepped down and Charlie Kennedy took over basically becuse people could identify with Charlie who was, like most of the UK population overweight and liked a drink but did not take himself too seriously. Paddy is not overweight, drinks in moderation but can be incredibly pompous.
So when the EU Referendum came along I paid close attention to what such a paragon of democratic propriety said and did and here it is: