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03-05-2012, 16:23   #261
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Can I remind you of a quote from Mr Clegg

"The day before I was elected leader, Mr Cameron suggested we join them.

He talked about a “progressive alliance”.

This talk of alliances comes up a lot, doesn’t it?

Everyone wants to be in our gang.

So I want to make something very clear today.

Will I ever join a Conservative government?

No.

Will I ever join a Labour government?

No.

I will never allow the Liberal Democrats to be a mere annex to another party's agenda.

But am I interested in building a new type of government? Yes.

Liverpool 2008: Nick Clegg's Leader's Speech
http://www.libdems.org.uk/speeches_d...der%27s_Speech
Odd that you missed the next line of the speech out:

"Based on pluralism instead of one party rule? Yes."

Which shows the real meaning rather than your rather sad attempt to quote out of context.
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03-05-2012, 16:27   #262
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Still, the LDP did nationally:
a. join a Conservative government; and
b. become a mere annex to another party's agenda.
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03-05-2012, 16:32   #263
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Still, the LDP did nationally:
a. join a Conservative government; and
b. become a mere annex to another party's agenda.
We don't have a Conservative government.

You really need to get your head around the idea of coalitions - it's not that difficult to understand.
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03-05-2012, 16:34   #264
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We don't have a Conservative government.
That's news to the Prime Minister, surely.
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03-05-2012, 16:38   #265
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That's news to the Prime Minister, surely.
Unlike you, I'm sure the Prime Minister understands the concept of coalition governments.
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03-05-2012, 17:41   #266
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very disappointed that no libdem rep was at the polling station today - had a 'what's it like to attend your own funeral?' line prepped.

looking forward to the libdem annihilation tonight, the decent enough libs who've gone from councillor suchabody to mr suchabody will, presumably, be a bit dischuffed - hopefully they'll go baying for clegg and alexander's blood - ideally lead to the fall of the gimp coalition whilst the tories are behind
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03-05-2012, 17:47   #267
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I was the recipient of a 'vote lib dem' leaflet today.

are they<removed> joking?

who in their right mind would vote for the lying, duplicitous judases ever, ever, ever again.
They need wiping out as a minimum punishment
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03-05-2012, 18:13   #268
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They need wiping out as a minimum punishment
if the opinion polls are correct they are being as we speak - 8-12% of the vote-green party/ UKIP territory. let's see the look on clegg's increasingly haggard face tomorrow, a bit different from the flirtatious cow eyed glances of 2 years ago as he was led by the hand by cameron towards his political execution.

can't wait.
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03-05-2012, 18:22   #269
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if the opinion polls are correct they are being as we speak - 8-12% of the vote-green party/ UKIP territory. let's see the look on clegg's increasingly haggard face tomorrow, a bit different from the flirtatious cow eyed glances of 2 years ago as he was led by the hand by cameron towards his political execution.

can't wait.
I really hope so.
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03-05-2012, 18:24   #270
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very disappointed that no libdem rep was at the polling station today - had a 'what's it like to attend your own funeral?' line prepped.

looking forward to the libdem annihilation tonight, the decent enough libs who've gone from councillor suchabody to mr suchabody will, presumably, be a bit dischuffed - hopefully they'll go baying for clegg and alexander's blood - ideally lead to the fall of the gimp coalition whilst the tories are behind
Dunno about that Frank,but there'll certainly be some sandal stamping going on.
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03-05-2012, 18:26   #271
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Dunno about that Frank,but there'll certainly be some sandal stamping going on.
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03-05-2012, 22:30   #272
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I could not bring myself to vote for anyone else so did not vote. Its the first time in years that I have not voted and feels strange, but there was no way I was going to vote Lib Dem again, ever in fact.
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04-05-2012, 00:03   #273
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I could not bring myself to vote for anyone else so did not vote. Its the first time in years that I have not voted and feels strange, but there was no way I was going to vote Lib Dem again, ever in fact.
Feeling pretty fed up with all the main parties. I did vote but first time in 26 years I have not voted Labour.
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04-05-2012, 00:04   #274
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Just watching the first of the results coming in. Big swings to Labour. We talk about the electorate having short memories, some prime examples already tonight. I wonder if they'll prove as short in the next General Election?

Not bothering to watch the rest, as Sheffield seems a foregone conclusion. Keep your beady eyes on Graves Park, people. Vigilance is the name of the game. Nighty night, all.
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04-05-2012, 05:12   #275
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Vote lib dem in local elections?

It appears not!

"Nick Clegg's party is on course to lose about half of the seats they are defending and drop below 3,000 councillors for the first time in their history"
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04-05-2012, 06:17   #276
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I could not bring myself to vote for anyone else so did not vote. Its the first time in years that I have not voted and feels strange, but there was no way I was going to vote Lib Dem again, ever in fact.
you should've spoiled your paper - that's what I did in the war mongering blair times - tell them it's a lost vote on the paper and why - it's guaranteed that the candidate will read it.

radio 4 this am -worst libdem result in their history, they're history, political toast. What do they do now? I wouldn't swap with clegg, press on as the tory's gimps? get 'radical' somehow? leave the coalition? form a coalition with ukip and the greens that might scrape a third place?

unlikely as it may be, my preferred option is for them to leave this coalition and let the country decide.
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04-05-2012, 06:35   #277
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One wonders how the Lib/Dems ever got into power in a city that has so many Labour MPs and just one LD.
I suppose it's because the Labour councillors are such as set of Communist dead heads that even Labour voters get fed up of their stupidity and keep voting them out of power. Things certainly haven't got any better since Labour took over the town hall again.
And remember that out council tax is still paying for the Student Games **** up.
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