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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.