Monday, 7 April 2008

Liberal Democrats & Ken Livingstone

Originally posted at Liberal Conspiracy

Ken Livingstone (Andrew Marr Show, 11/11/07):
"Well I've always been in favour of ID cards, not so much because I think they'll stop terrorism because Al Qaeda will get perfect replicas, because vast millions of dollars have been poured into that organisation, but I think they'll just be very good at helping deal with low level crime and allowing people to identify who they are."

Ken Livingstone (Independent, 07/04/08):
""I'd rather have the nanny state than the collapse of human civilisation in the middle of this century, because climate change carries on and violent weather makes life intolerable. And anyway, the English have always liked being disciplined by nannies."

Liberal Democrats vote for Ken Livingstone out of ignorance.

1 comment:

Libertarians4Ken said...

You said:

Ken Livingstone (Independent, 07/04/08):
""I'd rather have the nanny state than the collapse of human civilisation in the middle of this century, because climate change carries on and violent weather makes life intolerable. And anyway, the English have always liked being disciplined by nannies."

Liberal Democrats vote for Ken Livingstone out of ignorance.



...and many of us vote for Ken because we find his flippant hyperbole rather charming, actually:-)

The fact that Ken talks about serious issues in the flippant way two blokes in a pub might is surely a central part of his appeal.