Mark Oaten is the right-wing candidate of the Orange Book faction for the LibDem leadership. Guido notes that the Liberal Online bloggers (slogan “for free markets not corporatism”) consider themselves to be the real liberals and the heirs of liberal radicals like Richard Cobden. Their Orange Book is Ludwig von Mises’ “Human Action“, which is treatise on economic liberalism which rejects all forms of collectivism.
Don’t expect it to figure on Simon Hughes’ reading list.
Emily Thornberry tells Labour activists some home truths…
“…we must all acknowledge, that there are sickening individuals on the fringes of our movement, who use our legitimate support for Palestine as a cloak and a cover for their despicable hatred of Jewish people, and their desire to see Israel destroyed.”