A brilliant letter in the Guardian this morning, in response to a leader comment that the Lib Dems were the party of Keynes and Beveridge:
'The Lib Dems . . . home to Keynes and Beveridge?' No I don't think so. The Liberal Democrat party came into existence in 1989. Its only taste of power since then would have Keynes and Beveridge turning in their graves.’
Yes, I confess to writing it.
The Lib Dem conference stage backdrop carried various demands: ‘DEMAND BETTER FOR SCHOOLS DEMAND BETTER FOR OUR COMMUNITIES DEMAND BETTER FOR THE NHS DEMAND BETTER FOR THE ARMED FORCES DEMAND BETTER FOR . .’ - you get the drift. All this I suppose is part of DEMAND BETTER FOR AMNESIACS — an essential condition for being a Liberal Democrat these days.
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