Who are you calling a Lib Dem?

Inform Lynton Charles that I'm Starbucked if Lib Dem MP Nick Baggage's claim to have been campaigns director for the RSPCA in 1993 passes without a little bleat from someone who actually was. Both Lynton's wise counsellor, Rex, and aspirant mayor, Tony Phallos, would give me good character references against any whiff of Lib Demery on my part. I am not now, nor have ever been, etc . . .

Jerry Lloyd
London SW12

This article first appeared in the 17 May 1999 issue of the New Statesman, The NS Essay - A culture of pretence