More echoesPosted: September 20, 2011
Update 20th September
Comments have closed on the live blog of the conference, and couldn’t help but poke fun at the lack of response:
Digby “Tam Dayell” CC took the floor for the third successive day
“Would the right honourable Anybody Writing For the Guardian kindly explain if, in their opinion, the direction The HMS Liberal Party was facing when C&C Alpha group fired their donation, and did the HMS Liberal change course due to the firing or not”
The closest there was to an answer was from Poly Toynbee who replied to another poster that she didn’t believe the Libs were taking bribes – more like they were ideologically committed to private medicine. (See guys it’s not that hard). Still it doesn’t address the fact the owner of the same donor company is apparently wanted for arms dealing in India.
As to the silence on the part of the pro Lib journalists- I’m guessing they’re hoping by not engaging they’re not seen to be giving credence to some random joe’s pet theory, from the way other posters are picking up the non reply aspect, it’s actually coming across more like they’re afraid to engage and debate the issue.
That and apparently spectacularly missing the point of a live blog.
Still, there’s always tomorrow:
What do you think about C & C Alpha Group, who own Alpha Hospitals, donating 200,000 pounds to the LibDems in Q2 of 2011, coming as it did in the run up to debating NHS reforms?
Or that the fact the LibDems still accept donations at all from C & C Alpha Group given its connection to an arms deal scandal?
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