Reflections following the first day of Lib/Dem conference
I generally try to avoid putting in too many comments on political parties other than my own into this blog - indeed, when I quote a politician from another party it is often one of the rare occasions when I agree with him or her.
So this is my first mention of the Lib/Dems for weeks and frankly, this one will probably last me for the rest of the year.
All political parties get accused of facing both ways at once, and because grown-up politics is often a compromise between competing priorities, there is often a bit of justice in it.
But few parties are capable of being as comprehensively two-faced as the Liberal Democrats and in the first two days of their conference they are set to excel themselves.
The Liberal Democrat conference could almost be an attempt to prove that their leadercannot be trusted.