I've been really upset several times in recent years to see profoundly illiberal measures such as 42 days' detention without charge, control orders and ID cards being passed by Westminster.
So I was pleased today that the Scottish Parliament rejected the illiberal SNP plan to stop under 21s from purchasing alcohol at an off licence.
I may have said this before, but the Lib Dems are the only party people can trust with their civil liberties. Labour is hardly a byword for fairness if you think that they defied all professional advice to push for 42 days, the Tories are a joke - they will only be for civil liberties if it is politically opportune and the SNP have shown on so many issues that they will not safeguard freedoms we all hold dear.
Well done Holyrood! This decision is up there with the smoking ban, abolition of tuition fees, free personal care and STV for local Government.