Monday, December 12, 2016

In the papers

In yesterday's Sunday Times the Earl of Caithness is quoted as saying

"I have a friend who changed from the Conservative party to the SDP Liberal party. H was promised a peerage.

"He didn't get it so he changed to the Labour party. He was promised a peerage but didn't get it. He is now disillusioned with politics."

The Sunday Times not unreasonably asked whether it is any wonder that many other people are also disillusioned with politics.

From the fact that the first party Lord Cathness described the gentleman concerned as having jumped ship to was referred to as the "SDP Liberal party" I suspect these defections may have taken place a long time ago.

I doubt if the individual concerned will be offered a peerage to return to the Conservative fold. I certainly hope not anyway!

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