Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Liberal Democrats - Liar Liar Pants On Fire!

Nick Clegg and Lib Dem Pledge On University Funding 
Which Each Lib Dem MP Signed
Not Worth The Paper It's written On!
 Many political pundits just could not believe it when Clegg announced he was going to take the Liberal Democrats into a coalition with the Tories, many in his own party to this very day, wish he had allowed the Tories to form a minority government, but Clegg knew best, he was he said, going to be the Tories conscience and the Lib Dems were there to keep the excesses of the Conservative in check, so what happened? To date, the 23 Liberal Democrat MPs that were chosen out of the 57 that were elected in last May's general election have not opposed one single policy, they have voted through some pretty right wing reforms, "right wing" even by the Tory right wing standards! I still think that the Tories cannot believe their luck that they have all these MPs falling over themselves to help them get their radical reforms through parliament, but at what cost? They have reneged on virtually every single election pledge they made in the Liberal Democrat manifesto, before the ink was even dry! It seems that the whiff of power and the ministerial cars was just to much of a temptation after being 63 years without power. The latest broken promise was spectacular, even by Westminster list of "broken promises", they all reneged on a pledge each Liberal Democrat signed over not to raise tuition fees and as the Liberal Democrat support is garnered a lot from university students, that has to go down as one of the dumbest political moves in history, it will never be forgotten and especially as there is plenty of press and video coverage of the pledge signing, it is always going to be brought up and thrown in their faces of evidence that Nick Clegg and every single Liberal Democrat MP blatantly lied to the electorate.  Just look at the side panel to the right of this blog, here are two video clips about Nick Clegg, one shows just how blatantly he lied. How come the next election, will the electorate be able to believe a single word he says, or any Liberal Democrat says?

  It is almost as bad as the Liberal democrat "VAT Bombshell" if as Clegg wants us to believe he had an "epiphany" moment in the run up to the election does he not think that he should have at least had the decency to tell the truth?

Another Liberal Democrat Lie
They Helped The Tories To Pass a Massive Hike in VAT
It Will Be Raised to 20% In January 2011

The Liberal Democrats have lost their identity, it was absolutely galling to watch Clegg and Danny Alexander, back slapping the extreme right wing Tory George Osborne, as he sat down after delivering notice of £82 billion worth of cuts, that will cut back the welfare state, cut front line services like schools, hospitals, the police and the military and will put over a million people out of work in both the public sector and the private sector. Osborne sat down to the backslapping and wild joyous cheering of Tory and Lib Dem backbenchers, not a thought or a quiet moment taken for the 1.3 million people and their families that are going to be facing heartbreak and hardship very soon, it was the most despicable piece of political triumphalism that I have ever witnessed in my entire life, it made me feel sick to the pit of my stomach.

People have been long telling the Lib Dem supporters that they were losing their identity and being used and abused and swallowed up by the Conservatives, they would not believe it, but perhaps they will now they have dropped yet again in the polls to around 10%, they flat-lined at 11% for a while but that has dropped further, at this rate they will be in single figures very soon and will be in danger of being that "asterisk" they used to be in the polls before Charles Kennedy dragged them up by their boot straps! However, when they do sink to lower poll ratings, at least they will be easier to merge with the Tories as is now being predicted by many senior Conservatives.

"There was very little difference between the parties, he said, [Francis Maude] and many Tories wanted the pact to carry on far beyond the present five-year deal.
‘Even if the Conservatives win a majority at the next Election, there will be a desire to continue with the Coalition among parts of the Conservative Party,’ he told a private gathering in Westminster.
It is the closest any senior member of the Government has come to saying the two parties could be linked permanently  - or merge.
Mr Maude is one of Mr ­Cameron’s closest advisers. His comments will fuel suspicion among Right-wing Conservatives that the Prime Minister sees the Coalition as part of a long-term strategy, not a short-term fix after the Election result."

This is going to alarm some Liberal Democrats, but anyone with a modicum of x common sense saw this one coming long ago, as Nick Clegg and Vince Cable have become more Tory and more right wing than most Tories. So there was truth in labour's election slogan "Vote Clegg get Cameron"? there is going to be many supporters and grass roots activists up and down the country assessing their positions, this coming on top of the utterly smashed Liberal Democrat broken pledge on university tuition fees, is going to prove to be the last straw! Liberal Democrat support may harden off at around 5% or 6% , if it does, will they even be any good to the Tories at all in another hung parliament?

It is not looking good for the Liberal Democrats, but they did this to themselves, they went for this for the power and lure of government, at the first hurdle of power they fell and succumbed to the Tories every whim. They should have stuck to their principles and their core beliefs and allowed the Tories to form a minority government, if they had done this, then they would have been free to oppose them and be part of the opposition this country so desperately needs at the moment.
The Liberal Democrats must face that they have actually enabled one of the most cruel, vicious and brutal right wing government's this country has ever seen, to carry out an outright attack on the poor, the elderly, the young, women, the disabled, the sick, the vulnerable and the unemployed and the electorate, will not forget this in a hurry.

Still after all they have done to enable this government and do untold damage to themselves in the process, they still have the power to actually do something about it, they can stop their support, withdraw it right now immediately and bring this government down BEFORE it fatally wounds this country and her people, they can come to their senses, if they do this, then they may just get their party back, if they refuse, then they may just as well do as Francis Maude is suggesting and merge with the Tories, because for sure, they are no longer Liberal Democrats, they will have become true blues!

The Dead Duck Bird
Of The Liberal Democrats

 Source for Francis Maude quote   The Mail On Sunday

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