@fitheach Anyone who can flip from socialist to conservative just to gain power should on no account be given any.
Ah, he was with the SDP until 1988. I didn't know that. He probably jumped ship when the SDP merged with the Liberal Party, also 1988. It was this merger that formed today's Liberal Democrat party.
I was searching for this Billy Connolly quote. I just found it:
"The desire to be a politician should bar you for life from ever becoming one."
@fitheach It's sounds like a restatement of something Heinlein wrote that I remember from my mis-spent youth hoovering up sci-fi books, but I can't find the quote.
It was something very similar.
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