When I first perused the UK election news this morning, I was discouraged. After too many years of predations from the Left, a majority of voters cast their ballots for the two Leftist parties? Has Labour stuffed the UK that much with immigrants? Is Cameron that noxious? Are the British people that far gone?
But then I saw the result from Oxford West. My mood immediately brightened. Lib Dem Evan Harris, aka Dr. Death, was defeated.
His nickname is well earned as came to my attention when I read this article during my stay in Oxford back in 2007. To say he is rabidly pro-abortion is only the half of it. He is profoundly hostile to human dignity in a whole range of life issues.
I am particularly pleased to see that his anti-life stands were an issue during the campaign, to his chagrin. Yes, there is still a pro-life impulse in UK politics.
Looking at the bigger picture, I think this result helps illustrate why the Lib Dems surprisingly lost seats in spite of Slick Nick Clegg. They are way out Left, even more so than Labour. And enough voters saw that to cost them seats. That, and many made it a priority to get Gordon Brown OUT, and rightly saw the Lib Dems were not the way to go about that.