In truth they are a party of opportunistic money grabbers with no conscience about how they fill their coffers.
Their dubious money grabbing tactics are entrenched in Liberal history and trace back to that old lascivious Welsh goat, Lloyd George.
Flogging honours to raise party funds was done with great success in those long gone days.
Many of today's 'aristocrats' owe their positions to Maundy Gregory. Gregory broked honours on behalf of Lloyd George with huge success.
So how does the pious leader of the little Lib Dem group feel about her little flocks' campaigning expenses being paid for by the likes of Michael Brown, a convicted fraudster who stole millions and gave over £3 million to the Lib Dems(which they now refuse to return). Cllr Caruana will never tell us!
Or the donation by Rumi Verjee, the pizza entrepreneur who made his £800,000 through Brompton Capital.... a company resident for tax purposes in Jersey!
|Verjee-ing on the ridiculous|
So far...no peerage for his bucks, but doubtless having been entertained by Clegg at Chevening he might feel he deserves an 'arise Sir Rumi' rather than a lunch.
And Clegg, in dealing with people like Verjee, should remember there is no such thing as a free lunch.....
One chap who won't be waiting long for his peerage is local K&C resident and nightclub entrepreneur, James Palumbo.
James is a highly intelligent chap and shrewd to boot.
Why would he give £500,000 to this pathetic party of losers....
We shall soon find out whether his £500k is going to get him to the Lords....