What do Liberal Democrats expect from the 'return' of Dr Death (aka David Owen)?
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
Surprising, yes, but I don't know if 'return' is the right word for someone who left the Labour Party to form a new one (the SDP) that would be ruled by one-member-one-vote, only to ignore his own party's majority vote to merge with the Liberals in 1988. Nor do I know if Owen's 'return' will include a speech at the Liberal Democrat conference next week. Mark Pack reminds us of Owen's depiction of the SDP - with a rather neat alliterative contrast - as the 'tough but tender party'.