I have barely watched the LibDem conference because frankly I think that they are irrelevant. They got the reputation of being the 'sandal wearing' party until they got into government. Since however, they squeezed themselves into government they have been cruelly exposed.
Far, far too many of them have been caught out by sleazy exposures which give me personally a really uncomfortable feeling.
Now don't get me wrong because I am well aware that so many people who stand for election have 'dark' sides. Politicians from all parties have been uncovered as being greedy and inept but somehow the LibDems top them all.
No sooner had Nick climbed into bed with 'Dave' than David Laws was outed as being a closet gay and forced to resign. Good old Charlie Kennedy had a problem with alcohol. Lord Rennard apparently enjoys groping ladies although that is still being 'debated'. Paddy Ashdown was caught cheating on his wife.
Then we have Chris Huhne who nearly gained the leadership of the party when he was a happily married man (well he campaigned that he was). In previous years they covered up the sleaze of Cyril Smith which appears to have led onto Mike Hancock who is currently being investigated by Portsmouth Council about his liking for young girls.
It goes on and on and yet today Nick Clegg who is a europhile par excellence and cares not a jot for this country lied in his previous election manifesto when he campaigned for students and then reneged on his promises. There is more so much more and yet the BBC gives them a prominence that is nonsensical. In the meantime UKIP are having a conference which will probably not be covered.
In a recent poll it was recorded that UKIP are on target to win the European elections next year with a vote of 30%. The LibDems will not get anywhere near 9% (I am being generous). The BBC however refuses to acknowledge that UKIP has advanced onto the major political scene! After listening to the posturing of Nick Clegg today I just laugh!