Thursday, December 07, 2023

Lord Bonkers' Diary: Whoever wrote that never employed Meadowcroft

Where else to end out latest week at Bonkers Hall but beneath the slender spire of St Asquith's? There was time for a stiffener at the Bonkers' Arms before lunch at the Hall too.


To St Asquith’s, where the Revd Hughes takes as his text Matthew 8:9: “For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.“ 

All I can say is that whoever wrote that never employed Meadowcroft.

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

Earlier this week in Lord Bonkers' Diary...


David Raw said...

"All I can say is that whoever wrote that never employed Meadowcroft".

I worked down the corridor as National Youth Officer at LPO way back in 1964 when Michael was the party's Local Government Officer. My response is Michael is a proper Liberal, always knew what he was doing (and still does), and the Party should listen to him now. He was a major force in revitalising and rebuilding the party back then, and later, won a 'No Hope' parliamentary seat in West Leeds.

If the modern LD party merely focuses on a narrow band of temporarily disillusioned Home Counties Tory seats then it will lose its identity as a radical force. It will lose seats gained there when the tide inevitably turn again - as it will, and it will cease to be a national political party.

A mere 10 votes in a Durham local by-election last week ought to set alarm bells ringing - and there are now dozens of derelict seats in Wales & Scotland and the industrial North.

It's time for Davey/Pack et al to wake up to what's really going on outside the leafy home counties.

Jonathan Calder said...

I am an admirer of Michael Meadowcroft too.