Thursday, April 08, 2004

The only thing funnier that the thought of the Lib Dems delighting themselves with laughter over the surname of Conservative MP Richard Bacon - as reported in today's EDP - was the mere assertion that they were in with a hope of winning his constituency of South Norfolk.

On the whole funny-surname-of-MP bit, I think Iain Dale would have a thing or two to say about his opponent and I don't think I'll ever get off scot-free (the huge possibilities / cruel jokes of having a candidate called "A Little..." goes without saying).

However, the mere thought of the Lib Dems - who were utterly crushed last time after it was revealed that their "local" candidate was a Surrey councillor - even touching Richard Bacon is nonsense. They simply cannot turn limited local government success into parliamentary triumphs (for evidence, see Norwich South!) Too far behind and - it must be said - not trying hard enough to win. Norfolk South? It' s a one-horse race and I'm betting on .Bacon!

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