Friday, November 04, 2016

Lord Bonkers' Diary: A Liberal Democrat re-education camp

The new Liberator is on its way to subscribers, so it is time to spend another week with Lord Bonkers - whether you want to or not.


One of the more encouraging developments of recent weeks is the number of Labour members who, despairing of their own party’s chances of ever returning to power, have elected to join the Liberal Democrats. Many of them, I am pleased to report, are now housed in a re-education camp here on the Bonkers Hall Estate. (For those who know this part of the world, it is to be found at Boggy Corner.)

There they spend their days poring over the works of L.T. Hobhouse, priming the week’s production of the Bonkers Patent Exploding Focus (For Use in Marginal Wards) and recanting of their former allegiance in public sessions of self-criticism. Conditions may fairly be described as Spartan, though I was pleased that the recent Red Cross inspection was not wholly critical.

Walking by the camp this morning I came across some Well-Behaved Orphans throwing food parcels over the barbed-wire fence. I thought that a Very Kind Gesture.

Lord Bonkers was Liberal MP for Rutland South West 1906-10.

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