It was the go-karting lessons that got me, even more than votes for Ian Huntley.
But this is worse than any amount of dodgy daggy doings.
Radical ideas were suppressed - such as his long-held wish to abolish prison. "If I'd been brave enough when I had the home affairs brief, that's what I wanted to say, that we should abolish prisons. But I was clamped down. 'For God's sake, Mark!' they'd say. 'Even just saying something like prisoners should have the right to vote is causing us enough electoral damage.' So I never said it."This was at the same time the dippy deviant was coming out with stuff like this.
"The plan for community justice panels is part of what Mr Oaten calls "tough liberalism" - policies which he says are liberal, effective, but not perceived as weak.Tough liberalism, eh ? While all the time he'd have let all the bad guys out ?
The challenge is to appeal to voters wanting a tough approach on crime while keeping support from those preferring a liberal stance.
Mr Oaten told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the idea of recruiting residents of estates or parishes to the panels was a "tough option" against offenders. "
Two faced ? He's got more faces than Bradford Town Hall clock.