I was corresponding with a member of the Labour Party earlier today who claimed that he could not think of a single Lib Dem stance on anything past or present that he had agreed with. That's right, anything. Ever.
I intend to pursue this with this particular individual further to see if I can find a policy or position we have taken that he actually does agree with. Of course he could just say "no" to all of them no matter what arguments I use so this is potentially an invidious task and I would be relying on him being honest with me and himself.
A wider point on this though is that his position just does not seem credible. I doubt there is any mainstream party (and indeed most fringe parties) with whom I cannot find something they say (or have said in the past) that I support and in some cases many more than one I suspect. For example just off the top of my head I thought Labour bringing in the minimum wage was very good and necessary and the Conservatives privatising the telecoms industry was a great move.
The idea that someone could credibly claim to never have agreed with a single stance of one of the major political parties in this country just strikes me as partisan nonsense and the sort of thing you would get from an unthinking party hack.
Am I being unfair?