And now, we find that a reception for parliamentary candidates is being sponsored by....
Who is teaching who about dark arts?
Incidentally, I can't help linking to this on Yellow Peril from the Times. I heard Graham Watson being interviewed and was stunned to hear him admit that the party needs to grow up and to stop the age old trick of telling people only what they want to hear:
'It will no longer be credible for Liberal Democrats to appeal for votes, as so often we do, on the basis that we would be better managers,” he said. “It will no longer be credible to campaign, as sometimes we do, on a disparate series of populist gimmicks. Our party has been guilty of such populism at all levels of government. Other parties can repair cracked paving stones or improve local eyesores as well as we can, and campaign on a platform of doing so just as effectively.'