The two parties have different Brexit policies, and it would therefore be impossible for them to project a united appeal.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
Just as they had with Joe Chamberlain before him, the Tory leadership wooed Lloyd George to fatally fracture the Liberal Party.
The history of our party has much to teach us about how to build on our modern successes.
The Union rests on a bedrock of overwhelming economic logic, but it should be so much more. Let the Prime Minister channel Joe Chamberlain.
A further graft from the remnants of Labour and the LibDems might be the best way of preserving the Union and providing an alternative government to the SNP.