February 14, 2013

Lib Dems: The Lunatic Party Has a Meltdown

Peter Oborne, Daily Telegraph

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One of the most important, though least recognised, functions of the modern Liberal Democrat party has been as a home for eccentrics and the harmless lunatic fringe. The importance of this should not be understated. The British have always tolerated, and sometimes celebrated, feckless and irresponsible men and women – and they need a home in public life.

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