Happy days are here again!


In normal circumstances, pundits would expect the Lib Dems, who are marginally second in Southall and good at winning by-elections, to crush Labour and us Conservatives. But times are changing. Conservatives are now the favourites to beat Labour, having selected early and selected an excellent local candidate in Tony Lit, organised a fab campaign and hit the ground running. We also have the majority of councillors (other than Labour) with just one lonely Lib Dem. Southall, which is part of Ealing, has an excellent new Conservative council. Crime is down and the streets are visibly cleaner. All this puts us in good stead.

Today, Norfolk Blogger, a respected and senior Lib Dem, launches a blistering attack on Ming Campbell’s leadership. Nich is very brave to be doing this at this particular moment in time. Expects his wise words to appear in opposition literature. He's right. The Lib Dems are going nowhere under Ming's leadership. As a Conservative, that's good enough for me. Nich, a decent fellow, should join the Conservative. Politically, I think he's closer to us than the Dim Lebs. And as Nich implies, a vote for the Lib Dems is a vote for Labour.

Hunter has been tipped off (not by Nich!) that some Lib Dem activists will not go to Ealing or Sedgefield because they want to their party to lose. It will give them the perfect opportunity to dump Ming before the election. Happy days are here again!

9 comments:

Norfolk Blogger said...

I'm not sure I am a senior Lib Dem, but I do have a sense of what people are saying to me. Friends on Saturday (all in good jobs, £25k+ earners didn't have a good word to say about Ming whilst the people I work with in a large council estate in Norwich similarly are deeply unimpressed. I find it hard to find a Lib Dem who is impressed with Ming. If you cannot impress your own members then it says a lot.

Neil said...

You have lost a councillor.. who has defected to the Lib Dems in Ealing... how careless..

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Neil, Mr Brij Mohan Gupta isn't a councillor. Please get your facts right before posting here. The by-electon remains a two-horse race between local candidate Tony Lit and Brown's Labour Party. The Lib Dems can't win here.

Neil said...

My apologies…

Anonymous said...

Disloyal people like you, not Ming, are the cause why Lib Dems don't succeed.

Norfolk Blogger said...

I love the bravery of an anonymous poster. Always says so much about the conviction of their feelings that they have to hide.

Norfolk Blogger said...

I love the bravery of an anonymous poster. Always says so much about the conviction of their feelings that they have to hide.

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Hope you don't think I'm a Lib Dem, annon.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe you think NB is closer to the tories lol!