Chris Davies walks out of UAF….
Hat-tip to Liberal Vision on this one;
“Chris Davies MEP seems to be a regular topic of discussion on this blog as of late. He deserves three cheers for swiftly condemning UAF’s bust-up of the BNP’s abortive press conference last week. But he also merits a fourth cheer for contacting UAF last week, demanding to be removed from their list of supporters.”
I am not entirely convinced walking away is the best response, and Liam in comments makes a strong point here;
“I am not totally aganist the UAF’s protests – okay, so egg throwing isn’t exactly reputation building, and the Newsnight performance was a bit NUS. But following a couple of meetings I have been to (where I made sure my place as the only LibDem and only mainstream person in the room was made clear!) the general mood was towards keeping the more extreme behaviour to a minimum. They are as stunned and saddened by the BNP success as anyone.”
However, it is clear that a strong response is needed to the UAF following the egg-throwing nonsense so it is generally a good thing that people are speaking-up. I think the UAF is in danger of losing it’s claim to be a broad-based coalition…