Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Not news

Of all the things that could have come out of the various interviews the new Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has done since winning the leadership contest, why is the focus on his non-belief in a god?
Why do we non-believers have to justify our non-belief? Surely it's up to fantasists to spell out why their version of reality is different to that experienced by everyone else rather than the other way round?
Besides, there are myriad things that matter more. Where are the LibDems going, for instance. Are they about to emerge from a trying period and finally kick on from where they were under Kennedy? After Vince Cable's sterling performance as stand-in leader, much will be expected of Clegg, and while he's a bit grey and anonymous, I'm quietly optimistic that they can finally begin to make a difference.

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