Not in depth, but he’s obnoxious, sanctimonious and was quite content to pick up a Ministerial salary when in bed with the Tories in the Coalition Government.Great soundbite, but can you articulate your reasons in depth please.
Great soundbite, but can you articulate your reasons in depth please.
And there it is...He's a dyed in the wool eco-fanatic and aspires to lead the Lib Dems; a party second to none in their devotion to cynical opportunism, which is quite an achievement given the other collections of shysters who infest the national political space.
His only redeeming feature is that his success in the current Lib Dem leadership campaign will deny the position to a foul-looking creature, who was once detained on suspicion of domestic violence, while reminding the voting public of the talent-free and vacuous wasteland that the Lib Dems represent.
Oaten was a member of the Advisory Board of the Liberal Future think tank until it was wound up in 2005, and one of the contributors to The Orange Book: Reclaiming Liberalism in 2004—although he attracted anger from the book's co-authors at its launch event at the Lib Dem Conference in spring 2004 when he refused to answer questions about his own chapter, stating that it had actually been written by his research assistant, and that he had not even read it.