Sunday, January 29, 2006
Botheration Convinced at Meeting the Challenge
Botheration posted the following comment regarding Simon's speech at Meeting the Challenge:
Simon Hughes by contrast took the attack straight to Labour which I also felt was telling. His speech was heavy on charisma and also a direct pitch to that species of activist that wants to see social justice occupying a fairly prominent spot on the party's agenda. He managed to be polished and articulate and not to repeat himself, wander off the point or run over time. He said he wanted to see a progressive social agenda and said taxes were our subscription to a civilised society. He said that Liberalism should be about both fairness and freedom, not one or the other and I was pretty convinced that he had my vote by the time that he left the podium.