It seems Nick Clegg is having trouble with the kids, after personally launching the rebranded Liberal Youth movement last year, the kids are now biting the hand that feeds them. Their election for a new chairman has descended into the kind of fight that only student politics can. The incumbent chair, Elaine Bagshaw, is a Labour defector (pictured here raving) who has been compared to Vicky Pollard by Quentin Letts. Opponents say she is playing dirty to secure a second term.
Her libertarian leaning opponent Sara Scarlett (pictured smiling), has resigned from the kids club executive after rounds of furious bitching* chronicled by the Tory Bear blog. Mind you she managed to slag of the sheer “corporate incompetence” of Cowley Street before she went. In an illiberal move worthy of Trotskyite splinter group, Bagshaw is now trying to get her opponent kicked out of the party to clear the way for her re-election.
Both candidates for the top job have called for Liberal Youth the organisation to be scrapped – does that show leadership potential?
*There was a Downfall spoof video, a must have for any political bitchfight these days, sadly that disappeared after talk of legal action.