Saturday, April 24th, 2010 11:00 pm
I'm about to attempt a series of twelve blog posts, one per day, between now and the election. They'll be on the subject of why I'm a Liberal Democrat and why I support the party. I'm making them because I've left a number of comments in various journals over the past few days that touch on this, and I felt the need to set out my stall a little.

What this isn't is an exhortation to vote Lib Dem. Everyone reading this will have different priorities from me, different backgrounds and different political cultures. There's no reason at all why you should vote Lib Dem (or vote at all) just because I'm going to. Of course, in the abstract, I want the Lib Dems to get a lot of votes, get into power, and implement some of the policies I'm going to be so enthusiastic about. But on an individual level, you're all independent, intelligent people who can do your own research, make up your own minds, and I wouldn't presume to tell you otherwise.

I'm quite serious about that, by the way, and I feel the need to emphasise it because I know it's not how a lot of other people feel.

Managing expectations a little: I'm not sure I'll actually have time to write anything like twelve of these, and I'm also unlikely to have much time to reply to comments, particularly if the reply is likely to take me some time to write. I'll try, though.
Sunday, April 25th, 2010 08:55 am (UTC)
I look forward to reading however many of these appear.
(Anonymous)
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 10:32 am (UTC)
Now I feel stupid. That's crleaed it up for me
(Anonymous)
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 06:28 am (UTC)
AFAICT you've covered all the bases with this anwesr!
(Anonymous)
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
That's 2 cleevr by half and 2x2 clever 4 me. Thanks!