The wisdom of Liberal Democrat conference

Police officersOf course, I’ve never heard anyone rubbish policy decisions made by Liberal Democrat conference, so this is only of academic interest.

But I am an academic of sorts (Wednesday nights at City University).

Compare and contrast:

  1. The motion on the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) passed at Liberal Democrat conference last autumn, and
  2. The views of the cross-party Home Affairs Select Committee, just out.

You’ll find that pretty much everything the party called for in the autumn is now being called for by the cross-party group of MPs. Just goes to show the wisdom of conference…


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