September 24, 2002
Illiberal liberals?

I consider myself to be a true liberal. So far as party politics goes, I lean towards the Liberal Democrats (always the party of the future).

Problem is, they are often not actually as liberal as all that. As I have said before, I think that politicians should stay out of peoples lives as much as possible, and not try to make decisions for people where it can be avoided. The Lib-Dems are nearly as bad at this as New Labour - always willing to make laws to force people to behave in what they see as a responsible manner.

It appears that Menzies Campbell (the Lib-Dems' foreign affairs spokesman) agrees with me - We often fail to match our words with deeds, Campbell admits. His philosophy seems to match mine exactly on this issue. Will words turn to action?

Posted to The Big Room by Simon Brunning at September 24, 2002 01:13 PM
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