On Christmas Eve some of the Liberal Democrat Voice team made public some interesting “confessions”. At that stage it was a case of “no names, no pack drills”. Readers had a chance to guess which team member made which confession. (There were a few jokers in there to make it even more interesting).
Now we can reveal the identity of each penitent:
I once laid down in the middle of the main street of a large home counties town to stop the traffic.
I got married partly as a result of a Stephen Tall Christmas poll.
I got detention for skipping school to go canvassing in a General Election.
I once turned up at BBC television centre to appear on BBC News 24 to talk about land value taxation, but ended up being ushered in to appear in auditions for the part of Virgil Tracy in the forthcoming remake of “Thunderbirds”.
When a penniless student, I appeared in an “erotic video” called “The reluctant civil servant rides again”
I was fined for doing 60mph on a road where I had successfully campaigned to get the speed limit reduced to 50mph.
In 1994 I voted for Tony Blair to be Labour leader and John Prescott to be deputy leader.
While I was a student, I was hospitalised after taking part in an all too life-like and alcoholic late night re-enactment of Donoghue v Stevenson.
* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist in Newbury and West Berkshire. He is part of the Liberal Democrat Voice team and blogs at Liberal Burblings.