I am bathed in a rosy glow of political history. In 1945 I was just 10 years old, when I saw the empty bomb damaged pub on the corner just behind the buildings where I lived in the deep east end of London being used as the Liberal headquarters of their candidate , Major Paul Wright, one of Montgomery's staff during WW11. I didn't know what was going on, but I was interested and hung around the front door until they invited me in. Who is your Dad going to vote for, they asked me. Labour says I. Ha they tell me, Labour hasn't got in for 14 years.
Anyway, I worked for them right through the campaign, even did a bit of typing for the front window. Major Wright didn't win, Dan Chater (Labour) won, but I remained an old fashioned Liberal all my life.
That was 1945 - and they never made it into government until now.
Good on 'em. Glad I was around to see it- I can say I told you so, my boys made it at last. Good result for an extreme moderate like me! A Liberal contribution to government. You know it makes sense.
English by the grace of God.
Last edited by Del Boy; May 19th, 2010 at 01:11..