“[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.