Nearly a week on from my departure from the Liberal Democrats, I’m adjusting to the life of a political independent; which, I must confess, is rather comfortable and quite liberating. The whole NHS debate was intoxicating (in a negative way) to the point I considered abandoning my Twitter account, due to several skirmishes and outbreaks of war on my time line. It was a little tedious, I have to say..
Over the weekend, I’ve had several messages of support, sympathy and congratulations (thank you to my Tory followers); predominate question was whether or not I would ever align myself to another party, or rejoin the Liberal Democrats. Across the weeks and months you might see opinions and editorials on different outlets, which I have never contributed to before; don’t assume new affiliation, in the political sense. Just expanding my audience.
Any announcement, on new political affiliation, would occur on this blog first. It is something I have not really given much thought to throughout the last week; there has been offers, but I’m currently not entertaining anything just yet. Probably will participate in certain campaigns and endorse individual candidates (I am open to offers).
But the big question I was asked by numerous people: will I rejoin the Liberal Democrats? honestly, I don’t think so. I shall not give a reason why, but party members must look at the inner details of the polls; specifically voting patterns among Liberal Democrat voters. Forget the leadership, overall party support and dare I say the membership – focus primarily on the changing attitudes of voters in general and, fundamentally, your own voters. It is the key to survival. That’s all I will say.
I’m still available on Twitter (@danielfurruk) and via e-mail (danielfurr at gmail.com) for any questions, etc.