Sunday, 15 January 2012

Time To Pat Another Good Guy On The Back

After a couple of hectic and blog stifling weeks, things are easing up here in Puddlecoteville, so it's time for some catching up as my to do list has been growing at a steady rate.

To start with, let's try to emulate our previous successes in a poll being conducted at Lib Dem Voice. They are looking to award their annual Liberal Voice of the Year prize, but include some rather illiberal options such as Obama and the Occupy Movement, for some strange reason.

The stand out choice on their short list though, it seemed to me, is Mark Littlewood, a man with impeccable classical liberal credentials as regularly displayed on his Daily Mail blog and at the IEA website. Liberal Vision - always a good guide - are backing him, and their reasoning is perfectly sound.

But perhaps the real reason why we here at Liberal Vision think that he deserves to win is that he has, almost single-handedly, championed the cause of personal freedom. He has taken on ministers over regressive plans to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol; tackled lobbyists over the crippling smoking ban; called for the legalisation of drugs. He has demanded time and time again that adults should be treated as adults and not patronised; not spoken down to; not dismissed by those in power. He has been THE VOICE for all those people out there who believe that Government meddling, nannying or nudging is insane, frequently counter-productive and too often unfair – but have no opportunity to say so. He speaks for millions.
I couldn't agree more, which is why I've cast my vote in his direction already. If you'd like to do the same, just click here and vote in the sidebar on the right.

See if we can't show some more jewel robber power, eh?


9 comments:

Simon Cooke said...

Done :)

Richard Allan said...

If the Fib Dums support PR then why are they using FPTP? You'd think they would at least spring for approval voting (check all that apply).

Woman on a Raft said...

But what is a man with impeccable liberal credentials doing in the Lib Dems?

Still, he is a good candidate, so have voted for him.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Not sure he still is, WoaR. As Director General of the IEA, I believe he is supposed to be apolitical party-wise.

Manu said...

Wow - there certainly are some 'interesting' nominees in this shortlist... Hope that someone is simply having a laugh, but suspect not...

John Baker said...

Done mate :)

selsey.steve said...

Voted!

Anonymous said...

From Dave Atherton

The free market IEA who Mark is DG of seems to alternate between Tories and Liberals.

However, one of Mark's anecdotes is from the a general election. His constituency is a Labour/Conservative marginal. The Tory canvasser knocked on door and said we have you down as a possible Conservative.

Mark replied (he was Head Of Media for the Lib Dems at the time,) 'so does my party.'

Carl Minns said...

A little late to the party Mr P. hey ho, alls well that ends well :)

http://www.libdemvoice.org/winner-liberal-voice-mark-littlewood-26608.html