An ethical dilemma

by Stephen Tall on July 6, 2009

Here’s a conundrum for a Lib Dem Voice editor. On the one hand, we do our best to cover all the news stories relating to the Lib Dems; on the other, we do our best to remain free of tittle-tattle, and to promote the liberal idea that people’s private lives should be just that.

So what to do when Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik’s love life once again finds its way into the papers? Should LDV mention that he is, allegedly, beginning to date British model Katie Green? Or should we ignore the story as beneath our gaze? Over to you, dear reader.

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9 comments

Mmmm, I don’t think this is news about the lib dems, just about a couple of celebs, one of whom happens to be a lib dem.

Tbh, I don’t think this is news at all. Man dates woman. It’s happened before.

by Joe Otten on July 6, 2009 at 11:05 am. Reply #

Good for him I say. I don’t know what he’s got but I’d like to have some with the men!

tbh Lembit has probably resigned himself to being MP for Montgomery and wants to have fun!

by John on July 6, 2009 at 11:18 am. Reply #

If you were the Daily Mail, I imagine you’d say something snide and use it as an opportunity to print photos of the lady flashing lots of cleavage and leg.

Oh – so they have.
http://bit.ly/Nj01S

by Costigan Quist on July 6, 2009 at 11:43 am. Reply #

You are right Stephen, it is a genuine ethical dilemma. I sympathise with you. My suggestion would be to completely avoid any mention of Lembit whatsoever (it’s all tittle tattle about him anyway) just like you never do statporn.

by Paul on July 6, 2009 at 11:56 am. Reply #

To be honest, it’s probably useful to know. I know a lot of my non political friends used to chat about Lembit and the Cheeky Girl so at least I now am aware of what’s going on and won’t look stupid when someone mentions it to me.

I wouldn’t dwell on it, though.

by Caron on July 6, 2009 at 11:59 am. Reply #

More to the point, the Daily Mail has crucial news about Michael Jackson’s ghost – OMFG! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1197780/Ghost-Michael-Jackson-caught-camera-pacing-corridors-Neverland.html

by James Graham on July 6, 2009 at 12:13 pm. Reply #

Thriller! (sorry)

by Cogload on July 6, 2009 at 12:29 pm. Reply #

I don’t care, so long as he brings her to next weekend’s Bridgend Show or the Pontardawe Craft Fair at the end of August, where South Wales West Liberal Democrats have pitches booked (shameless plug!).

by Frank H Little on July 6, 2009 at 5:12 pm. Reply #

Oxygen of publicity…

I was under the impression that Lembit had decided to put his head away from the showbiz life given how much of a total loser he was making himself look(and his party). He managed to ask a very sensible question at PMQs, things were looking up!

I cannot understand how the magnet of tabloid coverage has managed to remain sewn into his clothes, but the more time it is spent attracting lurid headlines to him, and us, the less credible we look as a whole.

The word “deselection” comes to my fingertips yet again….

by Liam on July 6, 2009 at 6:43 pm. Reply #

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