The Curmudgeon


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Come Friendly Bombs

Vincent Cable, the coalition's most senior Liberal Democrat (Nick who?), has cheerfully admitted that any pledges his party may have been so indiscreet as to make during the election campaign will be given credence at the voters' own risk. During the campaign, the Liberal Democrats warned of a "Tory VAT bombshell", to which weapon of mass incentivisation they duly lent their enthusiastic support once George the Progressively Osborne explained that it was a nice, discriminating bombshell which he had no intention at all of using against the little folk. Cable said that the campaign warning was an attempt "to score a point against the Conservatives, if you like", which should not be taken as having anything to do with actual Liberal Democrat intentions because "that was in the election. We have now moved past the election" and have to draw a line under the whole nasty business. Cable also noted that "all three parties used exactly the same language", although it is not yet clear whether the Liberal Democrats have changed their minds on this also and now agree with the two other neoliberal parties that a cosy little threesome is a Good Thing for British democracy.


  • At 10:38 pm , Anonymous John Brissenden said...

    Are the politicians the knaves for lying, or are voters the fools for believing there was any alternative option before them besides neoliberalism?

  • At 12:16 am , Blogger Philip said...

    The possibilities aren't mutually exclusive, unfortunately; although there is a shred of comfort in the fact that none of the knaves was able to gain an overall majority even under our loony electoral system.

  • At 10:04 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    "Moving past the election" means the charade of democracy is over and it's back to the salt mines for you.


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