Wednesday, March 02, 2005
How much longer, Oh Lord?
Monday's House of Commons debate on the Prevention of Terrorism Bill was one of the most crucial in our constitutional history. Furthermore, our historic liberties are a topic on which no Liberal should have any difficulty making a proud stand.
And what do the Liberal Democrats offer? Another piss-poor performance from Mark Oaten.
We needed a heart-stirring speech. What we got was a dreary discourse on legislative procedure. In one intervention, Labour MP Mark Fisher queried whether Oaten was being "too meek and modest". (See my earlier posting regarding last Wednesday's dismal performance).
It is obvious that the poor man's heart just isn't in it.