My copy of the new Liberator arrived this morning. I have already started serialising Lord Bonkers' latest diary, but I thought I would share some of Radical Bulletin with you too.
The lead item looks at the Gurling review of the Liberal Democrats' performance at the 2015 general election:
James Gurling and his colleagues have pulled few punches. If their report has a weakness it's that it all too well reflects the general election campaign's fundamental mistake of seeing political problems and offering organisational solutions ...
The elephant in the room throughout ... is Nick Clegg himself, Its conclusions painfully reinforce the now clearer view that he lacked the political experience for the job having had one term as an MEP - so semi-detatched from UK politics - and only two years as an MP before becoming leader, in both cases parachuted into safe berths.I am sure you would like to read more, but to do so you will have to subscribe to Liberator.
Radical Bulletin, incidentally, was originally a separate publication, latterly edited by John Tilley and Ralph Bancroft.
It merged with Liberator in the early 1980s, where it survives to this day as a section of the magazine.
Think of the two publications as the radical Liberal equivalent of Whizzer and Chips.