Friday, January 06, 2006

Shock ! Horror! Politician Deceives Public

Another day, another example of neo-conservative hypocrisy. The very same people who told us Iraq possessed WMDs, now accuse Charles Kennedy of 'deceiving the public' , over his battle with alcoholism.
The venom directed towards Kennedy by British neo-conservatives speaks volumes. Not content to have effective control of both our major parties- they now wish for the only leader of our main three parties to oppose the invasion of Iraq to be deposed. Neo-conservative democracy is really quite simple to sum up- you can have any party you like in goverment so long as they are signed up to the Project for a New American Century.


Anonymous said...

The very same people who told us Iraq possessed WMDs, now accuse Charles Kennedy of 'deceiving the public' , over his battle with alcoholism.

I'm not saying you're necessarily wrong, but the lack of supporting evidence does tend to breed scepticism - especially given your (over)fondness for sweeping and often wildly inaccurate generalisation.

So can you come up with a single individual who has unambiguously expressed both views?

Anonymous said...

Here's Iain Dale for starters. Dale was Chief of Staff for David Davis. Go to Dale's blog and you'll get plenty of links to keep you happy.

The Unashamed Lies of Mr Kennedy

I've been on to the LibDem Press Office for some clarification about some of their leaders comments (ie lies) about his condition...

On 5 January 2005 on the Today Programme, Mr Kennedy said: "[A]s I said in an interview before Christmas - if there's a perception of anxiety on that score there needn't be"

TRANSLATION: "Actually, I'm lieing. There should be."

On 18 December 05 his office issued a statement rebutting Paul Marsden story in the Mail on Sunday."Paul Marsden is claiming that Charles Kennedy had a drink problem, which Charles Kennedy strenuously denies. The Mail on Sunday made clear that we dispute his 'facts' and his allegations."

TRANSLATION: "We are lieing but we can't admit it."

On Dimbleby, on ITV1, 18 December 05 Jonathan Dimbleby asked: "Has it been a battle to stay off the booze, have you had to have medical support in any way at all?""No, no, no, that is not the case, it is a matter on all fronts - if there's something my doctor really wants me to do over this holiday period as a matter of fact, is give up smoking and I think he's right," said Mr Kennedy."

TRANSLATION: "Well, actually, the last bit's true, but the first bit's a lie. I just can't stop lieing, can I?"

To Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight, July 2002: "How much do you drink?" Mr Paxman asked. "Moderately, socially, as you well know", was the reply."You don't drink privately?""What do you mean, privately?" "By yourself, a bottle of whisky late at night?" "No, I do not, no."

TRANSLATION: "Well if you had to lead this rag bag of a party, wouldn't you want to get bladdered of an evening?"

Glad that's cleared that up then.

PS Sorry about the picture. It seems I got the wrong Kennedy...

posted by Iain Dale at 11:04 PM | 4 comments

Are You Drinking What I'm Drinking?

You know the game is up when this happens when you type DRUNKEN+FAILURE into Google. Go on TRY IT

posted by Iain Dale at 10:58 PM | 0 comments

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Rob said...

By "British neo-conservatives" I assume you mean nearly half of Lib-Dem MPs?

"Mr Kennedy's resignation comes after 25 MPs delivered an ultimatum saying they would refuse to serve on the Lib Dem front bench unless he resigned by Monday."

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Hughes Views said...

If Iain Dale's for starters, is there anyone a tad better known for the main dish and/or pudding?

Bob Doney said...

Mr Kennedy was in denial. And now Mr Clark is. He thinks that it is wickedly neo-conservative to point out that having a drunken liar in charge of a party is not an unmixed blessing.

We expect our leaders to be liars, but they should at least be sober.

Actually considering the sanctimonious crap we have had to put up with from the Liberal Democrats these past few decades most of the commentary I've seen has been remarkably restrained and fair.