Monday, September 17, 2007

Ming "The Merciful" Campbell on political ideology today (via the BBC):
"The great divisions are no longer between left and right but between liberal and authoritarian."
Very true, I wholeheartedly agree. But let us not forget that this the man who is advocating state intervention because some people are earning too much:

"The people at the top have done very well. In fact, they've done too well. The division between rich and poor has become too great and it's time for it to be redressed."
His party is advocating charging drunk people for using the NHS, despite the fact that they have already paid for it through income tax and national insurance. And, lest we forget, he is also for the EU.

So yes, Ming(er), the division is between liberal and authoritarian. And your policies would seem to put you resolutely in the latter camp.

6 comments:

Mark Wadsworth said...

I know the current Lib Dem leadership don't like Charlie Kennedy, but trying to charge drunks for NHS treatment is just kicking a man when he's down.

Antipholus Papps said...

I wrote to the LibDems after the Scottish elections to tell them I'd never vote for the treasonous quisling cunts they put up for election ever again after they got into bed with the Nazis. They didn't write back so fuck 'em.

Anonymous said...

"His party is advocating charging drunk people for using the NHS, despite the fact that they have already paid for it through income tax and national insurance "

well , yes

and via the price of their booze too !

Roger Thornhill said...

Dash it, DK, you beat me to this.

The Lib Dems are in a mess. Wet and Dry and just as abrasive.

They are a fairtrade chocolate teapot brewing up a decaf herbal infusion from sustainable sources using water heated by renewable energy. People haven't realised its all nonsense because the windfarm has not produced enough juice to boil the water yet...

IanCroydon said...

How does Ming explain this trecherous income gap ? Has he proof that perhaps the "rich" are sucking up money from the "poor" ?

Of course he hasn't any proof, because a vast amount of "rich" people got their money by luck, inheritance, hard work, risk and innovation. Is he proposing to curtail these "vices" ?

I often wonder why liberals think the income gap is so important, if it is not caused by criminal means.

Anonymous said...

I can never work the LibDems out. They'll come out with great sounding stuff about liberty, then the next minute something completely totalitarian.

No wait, I've got it, they're dicktards. Silly me.