Tuesday 12 March 2013

Secret courts: Richard Morris in the New Statesman

Liberal Democrat blogger Richard Morris has published an excellent post on the New Statesman’s blog, which gets to the heart of the matter:
Every wing, arm and leg of the party is livid about this. They won’t win another Eastleigh without the activists – and there’s now a move by activists to refuse to support any parliamentary candidate who wandered through the yes lobby the other week. That’s how seriously people take it.
The leadership are no doubt sitting at home, cursing Jo Shaw’s name and wondering why the grass roots aren’t busy repeating the mantra set down from now till 2015 rather than what we are saying – “no to secret courts”.
It’s because we are liberals. And we are democrats. And Nick – we’re against this sort of thing.
Richard Morris has published an addendum on his own blog.

1 comment:

  1. The addendum poses the same question I thought of when Mlles Rose and Shaw resigned: where else do you go? There's the rump liberal party, I suppose, but what influence do they have these days?


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