Posted by: John | July 21, 2011

What the hell is Lembit playing at?

I’m not the only Lib Dem aghast at hearing Lib Dem Mayoral candidate for selection, Lembit Opik, saying that if we’d been attractive to NI we too would have cosied up to them. If this is the level of his political judgement he should consider his position and withdraw from the race.

It’s not as if we haven’t been beaten about the head for years in the media – witness the countless complaints I made to the BBC before May 2010. I might have to make some more.

It has come to a pretty sado-masochistic pass when something we haven’t done has become something we might have done (on the top issue of the day) when we were the Party pushing the hardest for reform of that thing.

I have asked him on Twitter to respond and I hope he does. It’s a killer fact if it’s true (and I was watching with my own eyes except that iplayer doesn’t have the re-runs of BBC Breakfast) that a Mayoral candidate not only dropped the ball to an open goal but willingly put it in the back of his own net.



  1. There’s nothing ideologically Socialist or ideologically Conservative about cosying up to Rupert Murdoch, it’s just something that every Prime Minister-in-waiting has done. You’re making a mountain out of a molehill.

    • Well if you don’t understand that you don’t have to manufacture failings which other parties have let themselves get on a USP issue then I have no words to say to you. Fact: Lembit lost his seat in May during Cleggmania Fact: Lembit doesn’t have the political nous to defend the Party by shooting into an open goal that’s as wide as the football pitch Fact: The person that thinks most highly of Lembit is Lembit himself.

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