Thursday, January 10, 2013

Nick Clegg makes talk show debut as Lib Dems struggle to win in poll ratings, straightaway Clegg gets roasted by a Lib Dem who has torn up party membership, Clegg sold out his entire party for ‘baubles’

Dear All

If you are Nick Clegg, you have a load of troubles, after selling out his entire party, Lib Dem votes have walked out, by-elections are a nightmare, anyone standing has no chance at all of winning.

Success is now rated as did they keep their deposit.

At the next Westminster election, many Lib Dem MPs must fear for their seats unless they have a personal vote to draw on.

Clegg, himself is a political dead man walking, his political use is the human sandbag for Cameron and the Tories to hide behind.

Despite all of this Clegg sails on regardless, he wants and tries desperately to get his popularity back, it isn’t coming.

His latest wheeze is making his debut as a radio talk show host, meet the people, show concern and really understand their problems!

Sadly, that career has immediately taken a knock as he faced a barrage of criticism from angry callers.

Straightaway and if by magic, people got stuck in over the axing child benefit for high earners, capping increases in state handouts and raising tuition fees.

One of the first calls Clegg took at the crease was a former Lib Dem county councillor who had quit the party after 39 years in protest at cuts to the welfare state.

Clegg has alienated so many people that the caller, John Doran said he thought the party should stage a 'special conference' to get rid of Mr Clegg as party leader.

Tactically for the Lib Dems to stand any chance they need a new leader and that someone has to be someone who has enjoyed the gravy train that Clegg put a select few on via a Ministerial salary.

Mr Doran told Mr Clegg: “

I’m a Liberal Democrat who has just torn up his membership card”.

He added:

“I joined in 1973 and I'm afraid I can't now say I want to represent the Liberal Democrats. I'm an ex-county councillor in Surrey and I am ashamed of what the party's doing.”

The current trend in UK politics both north and south of the border is that it is becoming increasingly undemocratic and unrepresentative of the people who elected them.
At some stage either a new party with emerge, or the small parties considered non mainstream will benefit or people will stand to go with the rise of the independent candidate.

To ram his point home, Doran asked Mr Clegg if he had got his membership card with him, but the Lib Dem leader admitted he had not.

Mr Doran read out the wording from the card which states that the Liberal Democrats exist ‘to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.’

He said the party’s stated mission could not be reconciled ‘with this government’s attacks on the most vulnerable people in society’.

And that nail Clegg to the wall, however Lib Dem strategists hope the weekly show will help turn around the party's dire poll ratings.

If people like Mr. Doran turn up and speak out, quite the opposite will happen, it will solidify and harden people’s position that a vote for a Lib Dem Candidate is a wasted vote.

The next Westminster election is thought to be held in 2015, there maybe not enough Lib Dems in the House of Commons to form a coalition, the Lib Dems ship is sinking; the leadership sold their soul and abused the trust of the people who voted for them.

And payback is a coming.

Cameron and the Tories hope that if Clegg keeps getting politically machine gunned each week that they can claim the credit for the good stuff and lay off the blame on Clegg and Co.

Sadly, that is wishful thinking on their part.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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