Zacís Questions, Debates and EDMs
The Constant Economy
Where do I Stand?
15 December 2009 by Zac Goldsmith
Zac answers Lib Dem smears
a challenger in a marginal Lib-Dem seat, I have become the target of an
extraordinary month-long smear campaign. I am pleased to put the record
a hungry media always on the lookout for headlines, the Lib Dems were able to
cause a forest fire with their smears, and it was only after the dust settled that
the press began issuing their corrections and apologies. First the Guardian
printed an unsolicited apology, and then others followed.
it is the implication in the Lib Dem smears Ė that I have somehow feathered my
own nest Ė that I find most offensive. If I had any interest in hoarding money,
why would my biggest expenditure be donations to charities and environmental
causes I believe in?
Giving people an honest election choice is the most important ingredient in democracy. If politics is simply about kneecapping rivals and winning by default, how can that be good for the country?
As a candidate or MP, I will answer smears and I will debate my rivals where we disagree. But my campaign will always be positive and my literature will remain civilized and honest.