It seems that Lembit Öpik is not that only Lib Dem with a space obsession. Since Cllr Hicks believes he (and others, though they all remain silent) saw an alien in Winchester.
Now I’m not naïve enough to think that the Conservative or Labour parties don’t have a few ‘characters’ amongst their membership (and even amongst the elected councillors and MPs). And I’m not even averse to believing that there is life out there. So if a Tory does something similar, or aliens land on Wandsworth Common, feel free to throw this back at me.
But I am sceptical that the said alien life would look exactly like a human in a funny outfit and travel all this way only to choose to waddle along Winchester’s streets making themselves visible to a select few Lib Dems. Unless, of course, they’ve heard of Nick Clegg’s reputation.