Saturday, April 17, 2010

Political malaise

It comes to something when the we'll say anything for your vote Lib Dems think they might actually win a majority in Parliament. What they are missing in their view is that they are attracting votes because people are heartily sick of both Tories and Labour with their broken promises and similar outlooks. What people aren't doing is looking at the Lib Dem manifesto and seeing what they are really promising, which is somewhere to the left of Labour with an unhealthy dose of enviroloonyism thrown in to boot. Basically they are threatening to tax us till we squeak to pay for a high spending big authoritarian state to control us for our own good (Just like Labour and Conservatives) Liberal they aren't. They can't even keep their story straight when it comes to VAT rises with Clegg saying one thing and Cable saying another.
In essence all that's happening is that Clegg did well on "Britain's got politics" and got a publicity boost in the polls, compared to how Brown and Cameron performed I rather suspect that if Nick Griffin had been on instead of Clegg we'd see the same boost in the polls for a party that no-one in their right mind would want to see in power. The Lib Dems are simply getting more publicity and cashing in on an electorate sick to death of posturing corrupt "we know best" political parties, not because anyone thinks their policies are better (or could even name one), simply that Clegg came across as a better debater (for a given value of better)

It will be interesting to see how the Lib Dems manage now that they've stuck themselves in the sights of the other two parties, I suspect that the we're different approach wont work once the electorate really get to know what those quasi socialist enviroloons are really proposing.

Either way, Lib/Lab/Con wont be getting my vote, they're all as bad as each other.

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