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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Loneliness of the long distance runner

In a move that illustrates perfectly the law of diminishing returns, Robert Kilroy-Silk has quit Veritas to spend more time with his new Sun Tan Party. Comments from historians are welcome as to whether he now holds the record for belonging to and subsequently quitting the most political parties whilst being an elected politician. David Owen must be running him close but for once I think that the former SDP Leader has been eclipsed.
If my memory is correct then David Owen wound the SDP up only following the Bootle byelection where his party got beaten by the Monster Raving Loonies. Alledgedly the last straw was when Lord Sutch rang him up the next morning offering a merger deal!
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