Back home in a rather wet Wycombe, I have time to reflect on this year’s Conference. Charles was on form for his closing address – speaking passionately about our core values and vowing to stand up for civil liberties in the face of an all out assault from this government. Interestingly, he also vowed not to allow the Lib Dems to become ‘a third conservative party’. True, there remain divisions on some areas of policy – but I remain convinced that we are still the most united of the three main parties. All parties will contain differences of opinion. But the mature politician must allow the issues to be debated – and then accept the majority view. If they thought we were divided, I can’t wait to see what happens to the Tories next!