The Curmudgeon


Saturday, September 18, 2010

We Don't Need Your Kind Around Here

For the benefit of any stray left-wingers who may have failed to get the message, Daveybloke's orange muffler has provided a helpful hint. "The Lib Dems never were and aren't a receptacle for leftwing dissatisfaction with Labour", it said; "There is no future for that, there never was." On the other hand, a glorious and brilliant future demonstrably awaits the Lib Dems if they can only find the courage to continue in their new-found role as the Third Party of Thatcherism. The Conservative attack on the public sector is already devastatingly popular, and the Lib Dems' collaborationist zeal in sticking to their own values, instincts and (incidentally) ambitions has engorged their poll ratings to a glittering fourteen per cent. Nobody can predict what might happen to the Lib Dems after five years of more of the same; but it should at least be clear to everyone that there is no more room in their party for disaffected leftists than there is in Britain's other two main right-wing parties.


  • At 3:24 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The old LibDem election leaflets, mocking Brown for shaking hands with Thatcher, are no doubt being sought out and pulped as we speak.


  • At 6:29 pm , Blogger TeonGordon said...

    If I was Nick Clegg, I'd be doing what I can to keep the left-wing of the party onside. They have to potential to cause great ruptures in this coalition.

  • At 6:35 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    So - coalition ruptures; Conservatives form minority government and introduce a few populist measures like summary hanging for asylum seekers; Conservatives call general election and get majority; Nick Clegg joins Conservatives. All rather painless, really.

  • At 12:59 pm , Blogger phil said...

    Except for the asylum seekers...

    I imagine they're similarly misnamed 'illegal immigrants' in your neck of the woods?

  • At 2:03 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    The first four syllables are pretty much redundant these days: "migrants" or, in the more restrained sections of the press, MIGRANTS, are the preferred terms.


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