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Wednesday 12 January 2005

LibDem List MSP Keith Raffan replaced by Andrew Arbuckle ...

This bland BBC report about a Liberal Democrat stepping down last week for 'health reasons', said to relate to a back problem may not, if this LibDemWatch report has any substance, be the entire story. A more complete mainstream media report on this matter, than appears in the BBC story, is in the Scotsman today. It would seem certain LibDems haven't changed much since the time of Lloyd George (scroll down page to entries for 1911 and 1916-22), since which time Liberals have never been entrusted with power in Britain. There's surely a lesson for today's electorate here. In the interests of 'full disclosure', I understand Mr Raffan was formerly a Tory MP.

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