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Wednesday, May 18, 2005


Don't panic!

I have been reflecting on the recent panic in the Liberal Democrat leadership following the general election. Isn't it odd that some Liberal Democrats think it is surprising - and a sign of failure - that their policies have been subjected to scrutiny or attack by their opponents?

Being attacked should be seen as a sign of success. It means the Lib Dems are now being taken seriously. It is not a cue to abandon policy, but it does mean that defences must be prepared better next time.

As Oscar Wilde once said, "If there is one thing worse than being talked about, it is not being talked about."

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