Charles Kennedy: Lib Dems must be the voice of rational pro-Europeanism

Here is a flavour of what Charles Kennedy would have brought to this European referendum. Bold, passionate, principled stuff from the 2013 Glasgow conference.

He talked about his worry about opposing the Iraq War, that it could seriously damage the party – but it was the right thing to do and he was glad that we had done it.

What that episode proved to me was that you can take a distinct position which isn’t necessarily popular with everyone but marks you out and people can recognise your sincerity and honesty and make a case that none of the others are prepared to make.

If the voice of rational pro=Europeanism is going to be heard thee is only one place it can come from and it should be us and it will be us.

What are you waiting for, fellow Liberal Democrats. Get out there, double what you are doing already, and let’s win this thing.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • Oh ,what heart ache for the lost radical leader. If only………………..

  • Paul Pettinger 2nd Jun '16 - 1:40pm

    A brilliant and inspirational politician.

  • Just heard that another great fiddler – the great Dave Swarbrick of Fairport fame – has just left us. Another who bore his afflictions and trials with humour and grace.

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