Glasgow Gossip #1

A couple of tales which have reached my ears. Both of which involve the over-imbibing of alcohol.

First, Paddy Ashdown was speaking at a meeting in the Highlands last night and was heckled by a drunk wedding guest who just wandered in and started having a go at him. Paddy was in fine fettle this morning when I watched his rally rehearsal.

London’s Edward Lord had a bit of an amusing experience last night. From his Facebook (which he has given me permission to quote);

OMG – just heard someone trying to get into my hotel room. I opened the door and it was Alistair Darling MP, looking a little worse for wear, who realised it was the wrong room and vanished into the night.

Apparently the former Chancellor had been out on some Better Together jolly.



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

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  • Dr Stuart Andrews 4th Oct '14 - 6:04pm

    I hav been a passionate liberal voter all my life. I am now 72 and I find myself unable to continue my support for the following reason.

    Mr Clegg is not impressive. Since gaining office, his pronouncements and comments seem banal and self satisfied. To me (and to quite a few ex-liberal friends of mine) he appears to take huge delight in his position and to repeat platitudes and “motherhood” statements. I consider him to be a liability and will not be able to vote for the lib Dems as long as Nick Clegg is at gthe helm. As I wrote this, I have a heavy heat as there is almost no choice left for me, as a voter.

    Stuart Andrews

  • David Evershed 4th Oct '14 - 10:40pm


    Most life involves compromise and trade-offs.

    Don’t drive out the good for the sake of seeking the (impossible) perfect.

  • Tim O'Brien 4th Oct '14 - 11:02pm

    Not being in with the party crowd I rely on the media to know what our leaders are thinking, and I sympathise with Stuart Andrews. nick Clegg has not been in the public eye and we are still to hear why the coalition with torus was a good thing for the country (which I firmly believe). A good article in the Guardian was a Starr, but who reads the Guardian?

    Personally I don’t mind giving Nick another chance, but I can only hope that this conference is the start of the fight back.

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