Big brother is watching you

For a party that purports to believe in democracy and liberalism and, as such, be against New Labour's 'surveillance state', Hunter brings you news of some strange antics of Haringey Lib Dems.

Richard Merrin, the energetic Conservative candidate for Hornsey and Wood Green, set up a street stall in Muswell Hill to meet the voters. Nothing odd about that, I hear you say. Quite! But along came 3 Lib Dem councillors taking pictures of the stall, of Richard and his supporters.

Do the Lib Dems really think they own Muswell Hill and that no other party should dare to campaign there? Where they acting on behalf of the state? All very strange and a little creepy (not to mention Stalinist), dontcha think?

Has Aitken been dropped from Crouch End?

That's the rumour doing the rounds on Hunter's return from Oman. Apparently, he has been deselected and moved to Bounds Green, a ward the Lib Dems are set to lose. Can anyone confirm this rumour?

According to my little yellow bird, the Lib Dems can't get anymore "millage" from his Conservative-Lib Dem defection and that they are embarrassed by his bizarre contributions at Full Council.

If true, fellow Lib Dem Dave Winskill, also Crouch End, must be over the moon!