What!? I hear you cry, has he finally moved too far to the right?
Nope. There are some Liberal Democrats I feel a sense of solidarity with, principally the women who have made allegations against Lord Rennard.
The party hiararchy in a way that reminds me of the SWP and the “comrade Delta” affair have started to clear the way for Chris Rennard their former Chief Exec and election strategist to return to the fray.
It seems they feel he has apologised, while the women who say he harrassed them do not feel he has apologised who even really admitted any wrong doing. And that’s what it seems like to me as well.
I can’t imagine what it must be like to be a member of an organisation you believe in for so many years only for it (the machine) to totally ignore your experiences and indeed in some cases appear to try to cover them up.
Now this could have happened in any political organisation frankly, and yes I can feel a sense of solidarity with everyone affected, whatever their political beliefs.