Monday, June 4, 2012

Like flies to...

What is it with politicians and the overwhelming need to stab someone in the back? Or have I just answered my own question? They are politicians after all. Anyhow it came as no surprise at all to find out about this...
Nick Clegg has suffered a fresh headache after it emerged that senior Liberal Democrats are holding secret talks with Labour with a view to closer co-operation between the two parties in the future.
Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, and Sir Menzies Campbell, the former Lib Dem leader, are among those said to be in contact with members of Ed Miliband's inner circle.
The talks are said to be "informal" and to take place on "different levels". One Labour source revealed Mr Cable and Mr Miliband spoke regularly by telephone, buts sources close to the Business Secretary did not confirm this.
The aim of the discussions is to find "common ground" between the two parties so that, if the next general election results in a hung parliament, they are are able to form a "progressive" coalition which would see the Lib Dems turn their back on David Cameron and the Conservatives.
Specific policy areas are discussed - including House of Lords reform. Many Lib Dems are furious that David Cameron appears to be booting the issue into the long grass.
As well as Mr Cable and Sir Ming, Lib Dems who support the strategy are understood to include Simon Hughes, the party's deputy leader, Tim Farron, its president and a predicted future leader, and Lord Oakeshott, the former Treasury spokesman. All are from the left wing of the Lib Dems.
The problem for the Lib Dems is that the Party itself has two distinct parts to it The classic Liberals (aka Orange bookers) and the Social democratic wing who are descendants of a Labour split and still have a hankering for big government spending and all the trappings of socialist failures. They're essentially the ones who would have allied with Gordon Brown after the Tories threw away the general election if Brown himself hadn't been such a toxic brand. As it is they've acted like a fifth column within the coagulation always seeking division and the blocking of any policies seen as too right wing or possibly even workable. It boils down to this, They want the coagulation to fail (as do I) however unlike my good self who wants a government who will actually do something about the mess the countries in, they want to ally with the party mostly responsible for the mess and do it all over again!
Am I bothered about House of Lords reform? No, it will happen when it happens, it's only the moronic left in the Westminster bubble who get their knickers in a twist over it. It's not an issue at all, the predations of the EU, the collapse of our economy and the dissolution of the country due to mass uncontrolled immigration are. But the upshot of the matter is, those issues to the politicians talking to Labour are of no matter at all, they'd rather fiddle whilst Rome burns than actually sort out the countries future. Which to them means higher spending and higher taxation complete with bleats about how unfair it is that the rich are all leaving and no company will set up here because it costs too much.
This was always going to be a problem for the coagulation, too many of the Lib Dems were closet socialists. Unfortunately when coupled with the most incompetent Tory leadership since the days of Heath it rather looks like they are getting ready to jump ship.
What happens next remains to be seen, but it wont be good.

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Captain Haddock said...

Cable faces 'traitor' jibes after talks with Labour over possible alliance after the next General Election .. (Today's Mail)

Dogs have the nasty habit of returning to their own vomit ..

thespecialone said...

I agree with virtually everything you have said apart the statement "too many Lib Dems are closet socialists". Many are open socialists such as Simon Hughes and Tim Farron and for whatever reason they cannot quite join the Labour Party.