BUT WHAT CAN YOU DAE?
This guy pretty much defies description.
I've been pondering over what kind of Liberal Democrat actually thinks its a good idea for a badly off couple who for reasons, perhaps of ill health or age, need to sleep in separate bedrooms, to be hit with a 25% increase in their housing costs.
I wondered what kind of Liberal Democrat takes the notion that it's fair for the parents of a disabled child who for various reasons cannot share a bedroom with his brother (or her sister), to be hit with this burden.
And I wonder if Mr Rennie had given any consideration to the couples with two children of different genders only a couple of years below the age at which they are required by law to have separate sleeping accommodation, who didn't want the financial (and school) upheaval of moving in 2 years' time and who took a house with an extra bedroom, or indeed the fact that the depleted pubic housing stock often has an insufficiency of single bedroom accommodation.
The Tory line, of course, as in all these "welfare" reforms is to grandly inform us that this is being done for the peasants' own good. Noblesse Oblige, as it were, says that they throw non swimmers in at the deep end of the pool in the hope that they will swim... if they sink, well, what can ye dae?
This may work in the Tory shires, but, I think, Mr Rennie, it will go down like a lead balloon here.
So too, among those with a little bit of brain and the ability to use it, will the latest rant about how the SNP hasn't thought about how difficult it will be to arrange the unpicking of the Treaty of Union if and when a YES vote comes in 2014.
He has a list of the number of things that will have to be done, double counting as he goes and adding in some that don't exist.
Why does he think that Scots and English, or the British, if you prefer, are so incompetent that they can't manage to negotiate the split in 16 months. Other countries have managed perfectly well.
Of course, with his connections in London, he may be aware of the kind of barriers they are planning to put up to the dotting of every"i" or "j" and the crossing of every "t".
Sorry Willie. If you don't have anything sensible to say, it's better to say nothing. John Swinney, Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond have proved over again their level of competence. It is, I think, highly unlikely that they have worked out how to get this far, but failed to take into consideration the job that lies ahead, don't you? Even if there is a lot of paperwork, they are up for it. You can't give up on independence because "the paperwork will be a hassle"!
And finally.... on the subject of the Liberals....
Congratulations to the Right Honourable Chris Huhne for lying his way through the last few years. Right up to the end he maintained innocence, and tried to get the case dismissed.
Congratulations too, to Vicky Pryce. Goodness me, the poor little timid international economist, was coerced into lying her backside off so that Huhne could get to the top of the greasy pole. When indeed he did, and far farther than either of them had ever dreamed, he dropped her for someone else, and left her to fall into the arms of the equally despicable cheat, Dennis McShane, and she suddenly felt less coerced, a new and liberated, educated, upper middle class, wealthy woman, so she dobbed him in.
I hope they both go to prison for as long as is possible, and that they are made to pay the costs of this case, which must be enormous. I fail to see why the English taxpayer should be lumbered with it.
I feel nothing but pity for Peter Huhne. These texts, sent over months and years show a loathing of his selfish bastard of a father that will almost certainly affect him all his life.