Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Is Clegg Getting Clogged?

It is not my wish to start throwing barbed arrows at governing politicians, and certainly not for the reason that their political persuasion may be different from mine.

However, having been willing to give the new young men in power the chance to prove that they might be knights in shining armour, the cracks have started to show.

Having supported Labour's point of view that the economy should not be squeezed too quickly - mainly to protect jobs and services and to provide for the chance of recovery - the Liberals have suddenly moved towards the Tories' policy and are working hand-in-hand with the Tories.

In other words, 15m voters (vs 10m) voted for caution on spending cuts and 15m voters presumably now feel that they have been disenfranchised. They have been sold downriver.

"Oh, the situation is worse than we thought!" pipes Nick Clegg. Nonsense. The amount of borrowing is several billion down on what was thought to be the case. The situation is (marginally) better - not worse.

It goes to prove - the Liberals are not a party to be trusted. Yes, I agree that political parties in general are not that trustworthy, but there were and are people in the Labour Party that do have some scruples and principles that are praiseworthy. And that is why - so long as that remains the case - I will support them.

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