I’ve been in Edinburgh for a few days, though, and extremely fab it was too. Gorgeous, civilised city – I forgot how much I missed it. Full and extremely boring account to follow in a day or so. 53 photos here.
in other news, I appear to have been elected to the Executive of North Somerset Liberal Democrats, and am an official delegate to conference – should be fun. perlmonger wil have to stay home and mind the cats, and man the phones.
|Swing Labour to Lib Dems||16.2%|
|Swing Conservative to Lib Dems||9.1%|
|Swing SNP to Lib Dems||6.8%|
well done, Willie Rennie, MP – and his campaign team
well, we took ourselves off to see Ming Campbell speak at the Bristol City ground on Friday night. He had a nasty cough, and looked tired but, as I suspected, he has my vote for Libdem leader. I’ve never liked Sim Hughes, and I don’t know anything about Chris Who?ne.
we had an e-mail from one of the local LD suspects this morning mentioning – yet again – the local area annual dinner on Saturday. We’ve decided to go, so I mailed him back and copied it to the indefatigable Angela, with the prediction that she would be around within the hour to collect the £31.00 it would cost for two tickets.
I did her an injustice – it took her 2.5 hours 🙂 And I found myself volunteering to help set up on Saturday afternoon …
from a letter in today’s Times
“Sir, Alcoholics, like other addicts, are dishonest, manipulative and scheming. Are these not the exact qualities required to be a successful party leader these days?”
“Sir, Leading the Liberal Democrats as a reforming alcoholic should be no problem. After all, we have a reformed one running the world’s only superpower.”