Apparently the Lib Dems have been bragging today that they are poised to take seats in Manchester and Liverpool. I'm wondering if they had Bootle in mind? And also perhaps a paramilitary approach to winning the turf from the people's party.
The deluded party of the apolitical counsel of despair, the champions of free speech who call the police when faced by good humoured protests themselves, and the franchise of liberty liberty liberty - though this word has scarcely been uttered this week - have a hilarious japester and solicitor as their Bootle PPC.
James Murray - a possible recruit for the Beverage Group I'd have thought, like the dirty smear merchant Hennigan (right) and his TV Services (£9.99) enjoying boss Paul "Only Here For The Beer" Rowen - pretended he had a semi-automatic weapon and ran away from security. Hilarious. SUN exclusive:
A WOULD-be MP faced calls to quit last night after sparking a terror alert at the Lib Dem conference.
James Murray jokingly told a security guard searching his bag he had a semi automatic gun slung over his shoulder - and then sprinted off.
The Merseyside solicitor, in his 50s and fighting Labour-held Bootle at the next election, has now been barred from attending the rest of the rally at Bournemouth.
But leader Nick Clegg has refused to drop him as a party candidate.
Another delegate said: "I don't see how we can allow such an idiot to stand under our banner at an election."