My third edition of ‘Random Thoughts’ is about politics and the Liberal Democrats.
I thought Norman Lamb’s interview on the Politics Show last Sunday was a superb piece of political communication. Norman was rational, moderate and even handed but at the same time made a strong political point with clarity and in language everyone can understand. What is more he demonstrated how what he was saying was rooted in principle and that he was prepared to back what his words with action. This is how to do it.
Stephen Tall is right on the money about the Cleggster.
Julian Astle has some wise words about the circumstances the Liberal Democrats find themselves in. I agree with much of this.
“[Clegg’s] party is already recasting its image in the public eye. In doing so, it is addressing important and long-standing brand weaknesses. It is making the difficult transition from the politics of protest to the politics of power, swapping public affection for public respect. The fact that the former takes less time to lose than the latter takes to win explains the party’s current malaise.”
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.