Monday, September 17, 2007

Brighton Belle

I spent some of the weekend at Brighton to hook up with old friends at the Lib Dem Conference- and the atmosphere is positive. I hope to return this evening, but I am extremely busy, so my plans perforce must remain flexible.

I have been shortlisted in Aberdeen, so I will also need to be at the other end of the country for most of next week (but only after attending the England-Estonia match at Wembley).

It is always good to to meet old friends from across the country, and I am also profoundly encouraged by the increasing sense of purpose in the party. Nick Clegg's profile in today's Indy was also a really interesting and effective exposition of Liberalism.

Despite the iffy press so far, I think this is set to be a good conference.

2 comments:

ender said...

Cicero. Great to see you you still have the same (unfounded!) optimism as you did investment banking. THE IRISHMAN

Anonymous said...

Consul


May we cross swords again?

Briefly surveillance state Tory support? Evidence m'lud. Exhibits for defence, 90 days, Religious Hatred Bill, ID Cards (under Cameron) So you're saying what?

Iraq War - So did a lot of people who trusted that on something like this the PM would not speak unless he was 100%. Not just Conservatives. One P Ashdown as well!


Immigration. Well we'll have to disagree. But it's hard to see how borrowing Zapatero's idea when Zapatero has been caught admitting to Sarkozy what a mistake it was, is now a good idea!


Don't push the old tired Tory/Lab thing again Consul. It's the Emperor with no clothes argument. Sans another World War or major major national crisis which we all pray not this a risible one even as a debating point.

Good Luck in Aberdeen

Lepidus