Beware the writer who, upon a review of the current splits, divisions, backtracking, prime ministerial fumblings about, betrayals of principle and screams leaking out from behind locked doors, declares:
"The Liberal Democratic Party does not know what it stands for anymore."
This is false.
The members of the LDP know exactly what the party stands for. It stands for what the party has always stood for:
Which is precisely why the party is thrashing about and coughing up blood right now.