There has been something of a ruckus within the Libertarian party in recent weeks. I stayed out of it, ignored it and made no comment because I'm not a member. I have no first-hand knowledge to add to the situation and no access to any internal party information. It was none of my business.
That just changed with this quote:
the LPUK website that seems to have forgotten there was an election, putting an Easter competition up about cannabis instead
The quote is attributed to Andrew Withers, whose 'looking for a voice' blog had a new post yesterday but that has been deleted today so I can't check if it came from there.
I do recall the Easter competition, which now only gives me a 'page not found' error. It's vanished into the memory hole too. [Update: It's still in Google's cache] That referred to a post of mine showing newly sprouted seeds. The post made clear exactly what those seedlings were.
All the evidence is gone so I can't link back to any of it other than my original post, however if it turns out that Andrew Withers has implied that the plants I showed were cannabis, that is a very serious allegation indeed. These days it could easily result in a dawn raid and the loss of all my carefully nurtured vegetables as well as the tobacco plants. Well, could you tell the difference between a cannabis plant and a pepper plant at the seedling stage? I couldn't. Pretty much every plant starts out as a stalk with two nondescript leaves on top.
It could also result in a police record for me. Oh, I know, the 'nothing to hide, nothing to fear' brigade will be out but really, they should know better by now. There is no need to commit any crime to get arrested these days. All that needs to happen is that you get accused of something.
Look, if you want to have some internal party spat, fine, go ahead and beat each other to death for all I care.
But leave me out of it. Okay?