Simon Hughes is two-faced twerp. From the reports that I’ve read of his speech to conference, he’s apparently given the coalition his “rock solid” support. On the other hand he is seen as a ‘”lightning rod” for Lib Demmers who are dissatisfied over their sleeping arrangements with the Tories. The Guardian reminds us that Hughes,
has spoken out against several coalition policies, used his first major address to the party since taking over the reins from Vincent Cable, the business secretary, to pledge to keep up the pressure on key issues such as scrapping the Trident nuclear programme and tuition fees.
The thing is, Hughes is not going to make any trouble…for the moment. If the economy goes pear-shaped and their ratings plummet further, then the knives could be out for Clegg and co. Hughes stood as a leadership candidate in 2006, he was also the party’s president. As the party’s new deputy leader he knows that he could be in with a shout if Clegg screws up.
But those of us who remember the 1983 Bermondsey by-election know that Hughes and the then Liberal Party used every dirty trick in the book to scupper Labour candidate, Peter Tatchell’s campaign. At the time Hughes denied that he was either gay or bisexual but stood by as his party smeared Tatchell, who was the bookie’s favourite to win the seat.
During the by-election, won by Mr Hughes with one of the biggest recorded swings against Labour, the then Liberal party presented him as “the straight choice” while Mr Tatchell was smeared by political rivals [...]
“The Liberals fought a very dirty campaign during the Bermondsey by-election,” Peter Tatchell told PinkNews.co.uk. “Some of their male canvassers went around the constituency wearing lapel stickers emblazoned with the words ‘I’ve been kissed by Peter Tatchell’, in a blatant bid to win the homophobic vote.”
Hughes admitted in 2006 that he was in fact bisexual. At Nowhere Towers we believe that Simon Hughes speaks with forked tongue; he’s a backstabbing, smear-mongering scumbag. In other words, he’s the ideal Lib Demmer.