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    Condor Man wrote:
    10 Minute Man wrote: Vote-splitting idiots. I assume that Huhne voted in accordance with his party's stated intentions. The Lib Dems are pretty pro-Europe I think - so whinging on after the fact that he voted as expected seems fairly petty. I think they'd be more complaint if he'd voted a different way to that stated in the manifesto. Its like saying you're a pro-EU UKIP supporter... Mind you, I'm stuck with Denham...
    of course Huhne would be pro-EU, he made his fortune as an MEP (like Nick Clegg). If you are seriously wanting a party who will protect the UK in the EU there's only really one party to vote for- the one who secured a discount on funding only for Blair to give it up. As for Denham, he's totally out of touch with most of the Itchen electorate. Again, you know the best way of getting rid of this spent force.
    Here you pathetic lot go again - trying to make a logical argument out of an illogical chain of events.
    People who enter politics are not in it for your benefit. They are failed actors and over-opinionated middle-classes, who want to leave a skidmark on the road before they go.
    Honesty, integrity and caring are all characteristics which they do not have.
    They learned to toady at boarding school, and have never "mentally" left the dormitory and playground behind."
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National Liberal Party want to punish Chris Huhne for vote on Lisbon Treaty

Chris Huhne

Chris Huhne

First published in Elections Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Eastleigh Chief Reporter

“PUNISH Chris Huhne.”

This is the rallying cry of the National Liberal Party which has one goal this election – to remove Eastleigh’s high-ranking Liberal Democrat.

The NLP has only about 50 members and is focusing its entire campaign on snatching vital votes from Mr Huhne, the Lib Dem’s home affairs spokesman and former leadership contender.

NLP national secretary David Durrant said the party was fielding Keith Low, its only candidate, as a protest against the Lib Dems for voting for the EU Lisbon Treaty without a referendum.

The campaign is called Target Huhne.

He said: “I’m not going to go along with the charade that most parties do, we haven’t got a hope of winning but we want to show voters there is more than one kind of Liberal you can vote for and take votes from Chris Huhne.

“Our motto is: Punish Huhne, vote Low.”

Mr Durrant said he thought the protest vote campaign would “make a difference” as Mr Huhne won the Eastleigh seat with a majority of just 568 in 2005.

NLP candidate Keith Low said: “MPs like Chris Huhne give Liberalism a bad name – promise something to get a vote but do the exact opposite when elected.

“Not all Liberals are so dishonest or so eager to surrender our sovereignty to the EU.

“I urge all liberty lovers and Eurosceptics to back my campaign.”

Mr Huhne said he was not threatened by the minor party.

He said: “To suggest I have reneged on promises is rubbish.

This party should not be confused with the national liberals in years gone by, they draw their support from the extreme far right and I think voters will see through them.”

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