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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Clegg Betrays The Nation Again.

Nick Clegg appeared on the BBC today and patiently explained why he has no choice but to betray every principle his party is supposed to stand for. "We are absolutely not going to change course," he told us all after both the IMF and Goldman Sachs have stated that Osborne's economic policy is counter-productive, Britain entered a triple-dip recession and his own party is becoming increasingly restive. As Lord Oakeshott, the Liberal Democrats' former Treasury spokesman, has said: "The economy is as flat as a pancake. No growth means no progress in the Coalition's central purpose of reducing the deficit. We Liberal Democrats did not sign up to stagflation and a vicious circle of self-defeating cuts. It is time to challenge the Treasury orthodoxy that has learnt nothing since the 1930s." So why doesn't Clegg have a choice? Because if he backs away from the Tories now that will trigger a General Election, he will lose his job and the LibDem party will decimated. So none of this, as he would like us to believe, is for the good of the country - it is purely for his good. As such his continued support for the Tory party is the greatest betrayal of the country in modern British political history.


  1. Clegg is a liar his party has been promising an EU referendum for years and the second they got power he changed his mind, the Lib Dems were meant to be different but turned out to be just like the rest

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  2. There may indeed be problems with Bulgarian and Romanian people coming to the UK. There may indeed be other problems with Europe. The solutions will not be found in leaving the EU. (Tho I wish UKIP well, only because they will split the Tory vote, and that jolly well suits me.)

    If the UK leaves the EU, then any prospect of continuing trade will be determined by the EU imposing the rules and terms of that trade without any input from the UK. Probably things would go on much as before, the only difference being that the UK would have no voice in European affairs.

    It is not the case that countries beyond Europe are desperate to trade on a massive scale with the UK, if only the UK could get out of Europe to make that possible. Out of the EU, UK trade with the rest of the world would be exactly the same as it is now.

    If European companies lose their enthusiasm for trading with the UK (what, with all those tariffs to work out, all those exchange rates to calculate), then perhaps, out of the EU, the UK would be stuffed. But what the heck, with the Tories in charge we're stuffed anyway.