Just now in St Albans, mild-mannered and likable Labour activists are distributing a glossy tabloid with a big lie on the front. Many of these activists are church-goers.
They must believe that the end justifies the means.
I wonder if this is the dividing line between Labour and the Lib Dems. Labour fight the class war to win. Lib Dems fight it but only up to a point. Labour see that as weak, or a betrayal.
Meanwhile Lib Dems worry about truth, and an individual’s human rights. If you abide by those things, can you ever win a war?
But are wars ever won? Is there ever an End? Is today’s China a communist state? Is Iraq a liberal democracy? Is Afghanistan ‘terrorist’-free?
If there is no end to things, no end in sight, maybe the means are all?