I was disappointed to have missed the Liberal Democrat History Group‘s fringe at the September conference this year as I was at the Love Luton fringe meeting instead. However, yesterday I was able to catch up on it thanks to the wonders of the internet.
I’m glad I did. It is a bit special.
A strong and well balanced panel gave a set of fascinating contributions to a discussion on the full sweep of the history of the Liberal Party to what came across as a rather high spirited audience. Julian Glover makes you wish all Guardian journalists were more like him. Paddy Ashdown was on great form with a rousing performance littered with classic quotes. But the real star is Shirley Williams who is scholarly and thought-provoking in equal measure.
Well worth taking the time to watch:
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.