Seen on a placard waved by a protester, at last weekends Liberal Spring Conference held in Sheffield behind a ‘ring of steel’,“Go back to your constituencies and prepare for oblivion!” Seems to have caught the underlying mood at the gathering of the party faithful!
Hands were rung, anguish expressed, motions carried and more promises made to the acclamation of all present! That was while they were there inside the conference bubble but as soon as they returned to reality, they realised, that for all of the earnest debate and Cleggs’ speech, things are just the same as they were. Amply demonstrated by Cameron’s statement today that effectively said on the NHS, ‘the lady’s not for turning!’ I am sure that’s what he meant.
The Liberal Party has managed to annoy just about everyone whose vote they won last May, no mean feat in such a short time, after all it is only just 10 months since they tore up their principles. Clegg became Deputy Prime Minister and there were plenty of Government places for Liberals, it looked like a sell out then and experience since has confirmed it.
In their haste to get their feet under the table and the salaries and perks that went with them, they appear to have had their heads turned by privileges not granted to mere mortals and now can’t even see what they have done. They are blinded by office and are not worthy of our trust. The Local Elections, this May look like being a disaster since they went from heroes to zeros.