Friday, 9 March 2012
LibDems Give Up All Pretence Of Decency.
This week has seen the final demise of the LibDems as a political force in Britain. Though they continue to exist as a political party, as a distinct political philosophy they no longer have any meaning at all. In quick succession they have helped the Tory party to commercialise the NHS beyond recognition, removed any possibility of access to law for the poor and supported a welfare bill that will condemn millions of their fellow citizens to poverty and homelessness, while at the same time denying them education or even jobs. Under the leadership of Nick Clegg they have shown themselves to be without any shred of credibility, decency or scruple, with nothing further to contribute to the nation. In a word they have become Tories. Providing cover for the real Tories to be as vicious and spiteful as they've always wanted to be, they are even sneered at by their new political allies. As Shirley Williams, pictured above, led her party into the government lobby in support of the NHS Reform Bill the Tory MP Bernard Jenkin gloated on Twitter; "Just walking through the lobby with Shirley Williams. Ha ha!" The party, once led by the great reformer William Gladstone, has now compleated its descent into the twilight world of right-wing politics from which it will never again emerge. They have not only betrayed themselves but they've also betrayed every man, woman and child in the country.