|The Liberal Democrat MPs Have Now Voted THREE Times In Favour of Privatising the NHS!|
Anyone who thought the Liberal Democrats would stand up for the poor, the sick and vulnerable and would campaign against what the Tories are doing to the NHS needs now to forget that idea, they must now realise that this is never going to happen, the only people that the Liberal Democrats stand up for is themselves, they are a truly pathetic party, not fit to be in government and just as the Tories are led by a liar in David Cameron, so the Liberal Democrats are led by a liar in Nick Clegg.
It is hard to see how any true Liberal Democrat can now even think of voting for the party, it has betrayed all of its core values and nothing it seems is sacred.
The Liberal Democrats are just Patsys, they talk tough but never do anything about it, it was exactly the same with student fees, they all said they were going to voted against trebling tuition fees but when it came down to it they all just trotted into the yes lobby and voted with the government and now they have done exactly the same thing with the NHS, we cannot depend on the Liberal Democrats to fight our corner for the NHS, so we will have to do it without them.
The Liberal Democrats are not a progressive party, they have betrayed every cause for progressiveness that they possibly could and they have betrayed nearly all the people that voted for them and never is it more clear than over the great betrayal of the NHS.
If the Liberal democrats believe that their presence in government has influenced policy then they seriously need to think again, the Liberal democrat party of today is nothing but a huge joke made up out of 57 clown MPs, they have influenced nothing except maybe whether hobnobs or rich tea biscuits are served in cabinet meetings and that is only because they have become the tea boys. They appear to be residing in some kind of parallel universe when they talk of the "implementation" of their traditional policies are gaining them increasing acknowledgement and respect - they are not! They have barely been able to get themselves out of single figures in the polls and have lost over a third of their core support since the general election, yet they still meander on in complete oblivion.
The Lib Dems could have stopped the passage of the health and social care bill last Wednesday in parliament they chose not to, preferring to vote with government on what will prove to be fragmentation, disaggregation and local variation in patient care from hospital to hospital, consortium to consortium will be the fatal consequences of this legislation, and will mean a postcode lottery in care.
The very last trace of any principles that the Liberal Democrat MPs had disappeared completely when they abandoned all of their so-called core beliefs over a disastrous piece of legislation, which places the public, patients and the health service at serious risk.
The only hope for our NHS now lays with the House of Lords and Liberal Democrat peer Shirley Williams and as Lib Dems go, this does not fill me with any great hope that peers will support Shirley Williams and who knows? If the Lib Dem MPs are anything to be judged by, Shirley Williams will turn out to be all bluff and bluster too.