LibLink: Mark Pack advises the party to be more like John Prescott

Writing for the New Statesman, The Voice’s Mark Pack has picked an unusual role model for the Liberal Democrats:

What Prescott managed to do very successfully as a backbencher in the last years of the Labour government was both be a member of a party in power and also be consistently anti-establishment, especially in his attacks on some in the financial sector – and his mobilising of public support behind his campaigns.

For a party such as the Liberal Democrats who have such a strong tradition of anti-establishment ideology and campaigning, pulling off that combination now is all the more important. Or as Party President Tim Farron put it in a debate later in the day, “Let us become the administration but never, ever the establishment”.

You can read Mark’s full post here.

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  • That aspect of Prescott is good, but it’s worth remembering quite how ineffectual he was as a cabinet minister and quite how needlessly tribal he is. There are good aspects to that particular politician but there are even more negative ones.

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