He listed some things that being a liberal meant to him:
- Liberals believe in international law
- Liberals believe in human rights
- Liberals believe in creating a fairer society, in which individuals have the opportunity to make the most of their talents
- Liberals believe that the environment should be at the centre of our thinking
- Liberals believe in localism
Sadly he has confused being a liberal with the policies of the Liberal Democrats, some of which are also the policies of the other major parties. How can you believe, as a philosophy, in localism and international law? How can you allow individual freedom and protect the environment. You can't. You can't have a truly liberal Liberal party. It won't work. Nowhere in his article did he tell us what liberalism meant in terms of political philosophy.No one political party, even the one that has it as part of its title, is being fully liberal by philosophy at the moment. They are all fighting to be known as the party that will do what most of the people want most of the time. Political philosophy. None of them have one.