Watching the Lib Dem leadership speeches on Sky News, I was most disconcerted to see Mark Oaten literally (again, that word!) transmogrify into Tony Blair!
I was intrigued to spot that the current top rated pledge on pledgebank is one which successfully raised Â£100 for a Lib Dem prospective council candidate and included a pledge from an MP.
With the real – even likely – possibility of a hung parliament after the next General Election, the next Lib Dem leader is an important decision from the point of view of the whole country. And while only Lib Dem members can vote, public reaction to the candidates will be a factor.
So if you haven’t already, write to the producers and demand they have a Question Time special. They set a precedent for the Tories last year, and must not be allowed to flip flop now.
We finally seem to be getting into policy differences…
Mr Huhne called for a switch in the burden of taxation with higher environmental taxes. He said: “That will, of course, hurt. It is actually going to be painful for some people, for example through their fuel bills, on people who are heavy users of petrol and other fuels.
My God! A politician talking about environmental policy and not pretending that all it will do is create extra jobs in the environmental sector and improve people’s quality of life? We live in heady times!
The consensus on Chris Huhne’s launch appears to be that it was very good. Unfortunately, the BBC decided not to cover it so I can’t see for myself.
Is Alice Miles a blogger? I certainly can’t see why she is being paid to write this drivel.
How can you take seriously a man who believes that posing in his Speedos is a political event?
Well, The Times has taken Tony Blair far too seriously for years, but if it is having a change of mind now, great.