In the never ending quest to differentiate the LibDems , I’ve developed the following formula for use in the pub on a Friday night, whilst chatting over the veg in the local shop, or wherever else the question arises (my previous longer-winded attempt on a beach is here):
Labour = social conscience plus authoritarianism
Lib Dems = social conscience minus control freakery and Conservatism = social conscience question mark.
The response so far has usually been:
I’ve never thought of it that way before.
Any other suggestions? One sentence, 25 words or under.
* Karen Wilkinson is is a mother of 3, Chair of Thornbury & Yate LibDems and co-founder of Marshfield Energy Project and the non-aligned campaign “Parents Want A Say”