Lib Dem conference in quotes

“[We are on] a slippery slope towards more draconian right-wing policies” – Phil Willis MP sees a direction of travel on the new tax policy.

“We don’t have that many populist policies, let’s not abandon one of the best.” – Tax Commission member Arnie Gibbons makes the principled case.

“It will no longer be credible to campaign, as we sometimes do, on a disparate series of populist gimmicks. Our party has been guilty of such populism at all levels of government.” – Graham Watson MEP takes the opposite view.

“The Pro-Israeli lobby has got its grips on the Western World, its financial grips. I think they’ve probably got a certain grip on our party.” – Baroness Tonge just manages to stop herself saying “The Jews”.

“The most alarming thing about our [energy] policy is that it won’t reduce carbon emissions until 2020. Until then, it just replaces like with like.” – Lib Dem Councillor Simon James demands his party go nuclear.

“This is not a party tearing itself apart” – Ed Davey MP. No, we can see that everything’s just normal for the Lib Dems.

Hat-tips to Freemania, normblog and Yellow Peril.


3 Responses to Lib Dem conference in quotes

  1. Andrea says:

    Don’t forget Nicol Stephen suggesting that the LDs can become the biggest party in Holyrood next year. A quote worth to remember when judging their performance..I suppose we’ll judge negative any Libdem performance that doesn’t see them as the biggest party 😉

  2. The Lib Dems have officially now started there move towards being a European-style right-wing liberal party.

    It’s a shame, the old anarchist-lefty strain of liberalism had its moments. Maybe it’s worth a minute’s silence.

  3. The “Pro-Israeli lobby” has its financial grips on the West? Do they also drink the blood of Christian children by any chance?

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