A very sad yet utterly insane story here of how the Libertarian Party of the United Kingdom quickly metastisised from a bunch of loopy bloggers complaining about being robbed by the sociofascist state, into a small cadre of shits robbing and taking advantage of a bunch of loopy bloggers.
I doubt there's anything going on here that hasn't happened since time immemorial, and yet I have to repeat for the nth time that one of the features of democracy is that people so often get exactly what they ask for, good and hard. I tend not to trust politicians who tell me that politicians only seek power in order to enrich themselves and enhance their own interests, for obvious reasons.
Well. I had wondered why we'd heard so little from the country's libertarians in recent years, given their former ubiquity. I'd assumed that the Tories' electoral victory and subsequent mean-as-hell political trajectory had convinced them that the looters and moochers were being sufficiently battered. Much as they once furiously denied angry Torydom, I think that would've been a lot more edifying for everyone than the real story.