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Friday, 11 February 2005

Is this the LibDems 'playing politics'?

Chris Smith MP has been 'disinvited' (first time I've ever seen this word) from speaking at an event in his own constituency to launch 'Gay History Month' (something else I have never heard of before). I assume, from the tenor of this article in RainbowNetwork, that Islington Council must be controlled by the Liberal Democrats. The article goes on to quote Smith as recalling that a neghbouring MP, Jeremy Corbyn, was prevented from turning on the Christmas lights recently.

The article further quotes Terry Stacy, the Liberal Democrat councillor who was invited as saying: "We had to whittle them down to seven, and Chris was one of those we dropped." Naturally it would be quite wrong to accuse those friendly Liberal Democrats of 'playing politics'. As readers of this blog will be well aware I am no supporter of ANY Labour politician, whether (s)he happens to be gay or not; nor, of course, have I much time for your average Liberal Democrat. Even for the LibDems, though, this whole episode does strike me as more than a little petty, indeed 'grubby' seems more apposite.

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