I will be off to Tenerife in the early hours of tomorrow morning so no blogs for 10 days. I am not sorry to miss a bit of this boring grind of a General Election campaign.
Of all political parties I find Lib Dems with their high moral tone the most difficult to take seriously as they are clearly neither Liberal or Democratic. The spectacle of Lib Dem activists shouting down journalists trying to ask Farron proper questions was quite nauseating and reminiscent of the Nazis in the 1930s.
With nearly 100 peers they are grossly over-represented in the HoL but more insidious is their gross over - representation on the BBC politics shows. They exhibit all the worst features of British politics. Give me an honest trade unionist out to get the best deal for his members or a businessman eager to make the most money for his company any day. They are what they are and do not pretend to be any thing else. Lib Dems tell whatever story they think will gain some poor mug's vote and seek to be all things to all people.
Look at the mess Farron has got himself into over gay sex through his meal mouthed dancing round the topic that buggery is popular with homosexuals .No amount of Lib Demmery will ever make it unpopular with LGBTs to paraphrase Abe Lincoln.
Locally we are well endowed with Lib Dems but following Daisy's going awol I detect a slight edginess among the bien pensants of Yeovil. The full Daisy story will emerge eventually but it won't be Daisy pulls it off which use to feature so often in the girl's comics headlines.
Twinkletoes Cable, a year older than I am, is wheeled out once more as a Twickenham parliamentary candidate and scourge of big business, Sky, Nestle etc. Is he the best the LibDems can offer us? I am glad to miss him. Finally I do hope the Tories do not pick Zac Goldsmith for Richmond. The Olney woman is dreadful .As Julia H-B demonstrated Olney has thought nothing through. She is a bunch unrelated cliches.
Here is details of the latest Lib Dem dirty trick
and another one
How low can the Lib Dems go?