What are Liberal Democrats for? They are the flotsam of 20th-century
politics drifting on into the 21st, coagulated from ancient clubs, cabals,
splits and defections from other parties. Not since the 19th century have
they cohered round any great interest. They represent no mass movement, no
breaking of the political mould. Ask a Liberal Democrat what he or she is
for and you get only a susurration of platitudes. Yet thanks to proportional
representation this party gets to choose the governments of Scotland and
Wales. It is Nero for a day...
UPDATE: Stephen Tall asks: What is Simon Jenkins for? HERE.