More of a comment than a Blog post really.
There seemed to be a misunderstanding over someones choice not to attend vs their inability to attend due to not being able to. The basic drift was that due to reasons beyond their control one couldn't complete the Security clearance in a satisfactory manner and thus was barred from going, they were merely making the point that their vote/opinion did not matter and that ultimately there might as well be no conference this year.
This met with a stinging rebuke saying that they had chosen not to go.
This security clearance has divided party members, and I agree that it is a little extreme considering that I will be (hopefully) attending the South east conference and only need to submit my name, number and a cheque for £20's and Simon Hughes and Chris Huhne will be there who, although not Nick Clegg, are viable terrorist targets. However some people have gone too far in either direction, some believing it to be draconian, others misconstruing comments and feel they've been called Nazis, then there are comments that other liberals are living in an ideal world and security must be maintained...
Lets not forget though that the party have enough enemies out there, let alone turning on each other over pointless disagreements. Lets keep the debate healthy people!