3rd Party Longing Archive
Party machines and voting methods insulate our political class from voter accountability. Primaries can change that.
In the interests of transparency, Councils should be held in a restaurant with a lounge attached (and perhaps a back room or two). That way the real business of boozing, gladhanding, number crunching and building ever closer relations with party members of the appropriate sex could occur without the distraction of meeting procedure.
Face it. Joining any political party is like choosing between starvation and eating rotten meat. You make the necessary choice, but that doesn't remove the smell or the lingering bad taste in your mouth.
It's the price you pay for engaging beyond hashtags and well-applauded snide remarks at gatherings of humanities graduates.
The latest membership renewal letter undermines the claim that membership of the Liberal Party is more important than ever. Rather, it reveals just how unimportant it really is.