"Orange Book" express train derailed
I was quite pleased that the Lib Dem Conference today derailed the "Orange Book" juggernaut.
It quite winds me up that people put forward motions that clearly do not stack up. I am someone who is involved in the private sector, has been a director of a publicly listed company, still has declarable interests in at least one company.
However, the party heirarchy decides that creating a private monopoly is a good idea and argues that the advisors who have not actually ever done any of these things have a better idea of how things work.
The party conference, however, decided that it needed a proper rethink.
This is the second rebellion against the leadership of this conference. I think there is a fair chance there will be a third on the proposed constitutional change tomorrow.
There is no sense turning the Lib Dems into a third Conservative Party.