Not So Liberal After All..?
So Sir Menzies Campbell has been forced out of office following a fairly high profile whispering campaign (well, shouting campaign really) against him which has left me with a rather bad taste in my mouth regarding my preferred – out of a bad bunch – party.
What’s worse is that the image it projected was not only harking back to Conservative leadership battles which let’s be honest left that party somewhat crippled for ages (“I’m Not Going!”, “I’m Not Going!”, “You’re Going!”, “I’m Going!”) but, as it turns out, the two front-runners for succeeding him remind me – at least in terms of look – of Conservative MPs.
It’s something about the city financier look. It makes me want to slap them and tax their bonuses to high fuck.
Plus there’s that age old phrase in the Indie today. “Mr. Clegg is married with a wife and two children.” And frankly that sort of comment is the sort of thing I’d expect of a Tory leadership bid: “Look, he’s happily heterosexual with a family and that’s what’s important, right?”
Oh well, we shall see. My confidence is shaken somewhat, though.
I may have to go Green.
Posted on October 16, 2007 | Filed Under The World we Live In