Friday, March 09, 2007

David Icke and the Liberal Party

The other day I suggested that at one time David Icke was being lined up as Liberal PPC for the Isle of Wight. Valerie Silbiger has e-mailed to tell me that the truth was rather different.

It's true that Icke was once keen on the idea of being a Liberal candidate and made it clear that the Isle of Wight was the only seat he was interested in fighting. There was some difficulty in verifying that he was a Liberal member, and when he was interviewed as a candidate by London Region (where he lived), the panel found that he had little or no knowledge of the party or its policies and could therefore not be approved.

In those days Icke was nothing more than a personable young sports reporter, so it is possible that someone higher up in the party thought it would be a good idea for him to stand. But Valerie recalls that the Isle of Wight party was not keen on the idea.

1 comment:

Nigel Ashton said...

Presumably he wanted the Isle of Wight because as an island it would be easier to defend against invading lizards!