us Liberal Democrats were trashed in the election yesterday.
Not decimated – that was when the Romans excecuted one in ten of hostages in a ‘pacification’ exercise – they’d line them up then go 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 chop 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 chop.
That’s ten per cent executed, ninety per cent left.
If you decimate fifty then you have forty five left.
There were 57 Libdem MPs at the Westminster Parliament before the election two days ago. Only 8 got re-elected. (Maybe we should count that as 56, Mike Hancock Portsmouth MP was a total disgrace from what I’ve heard about it (which isn’t much))
86% lost their votes, only 14% remain!
There’s not an anti tory alliance in the United Kingdom Government debating things, a liberal green progressive government, Labour / Libdem / Green / SNP / Plaid / Alliance like I’d hoped for.
No, there’s now a Conservative majority at Westminster.
It wont be the libdems influencing Camerons first ideas, but his rightwing backbenchers.
Cameron made several uncosted giveaway promises in the last few weeks of the election, not just the NHS 12 billion…
Extending ‘right to buy’ to housing trust properties at a ‘generous’ discount will mean less housing for the poor.
(cant remember which one I’m thinking of, put this in later? )
Someone on Radio 4 said the Lib Dems are a busted flush
The electorate ‘punishing’ Nick Clegg for the coalition, tuition fees, bedroom tax etc.
But they rewarded Cameron by making him Prime Minister and the Conservatives the Government.
Now the liberals can’t soften any of the Conservatives plans, or veto the Snoopers Charter!
That’s not fair, and its scary, I remember when Thatcher was in charge with a Conservative majority.
I’ll go for advice to my friends in the Green Lib Dems