First we had the mad old biddy Cable on manouvres, then Huhne and his obnoxious self-righteousness and Now Cleggover has waded in attacking the Tories….and all because they’re winning the AV argument with the public.
Now, the libdems can throw their dummy out of the pram and split from the coalition if they want but they would get annihilated, possibly seeing them drop to fourth in the popular vote at their current rate of decline (doubt they’d be so keen on full pr then!) and returning the country to two party politics.
This leaves the PM with a choice, he can either throw the libdems some red meat after the referendum, or he can do the sensible thing and offer no more concessions. If the liberal democrats want to survive as a political entity then they have to last the full term in coalition.
Saint Vince cannot help himself. He must be desperate to leave. Apparently it’s only liberal democrat restraint that’s preventing the tories from reverting to ‘Thatcherite baby eaters’. That’s a bit insulting, this government has a long way to go before it matches the achievements of The Iron Lady and her team. And we know what she would have done with a disloyal wretch like you, you’d have been eviscerated by now!
I’m sure there are an awful lot of Tories that need to be restrained in your presence Vince. It’s high time you were put out to pasture by the PM. You’ve caused nothing but trouble for the coalition this past year and you’re not even very good as a Business minister. Clear off and leave it to competent people to do the ministerial work! In fact, you might as well cross the floor, opposition is your natural home.
There’s a lot of things I admire about Douglas Carswell, He’s quite forthright and articulate about his desire to see Britain leave the EU and why it is in the national interest, he’s a passionate believer in the democratic rights of ordinary people and is a strong believer in devolving power to local communities. But this little spat he’s having with George Osborne looks a bit silly. Osborne has stated unequivocally that he was unhappy with the terms of this european bailout scheme which added a serious liability to UK plc, he stated it at the time and he hasn’t changed his position. Even the previous Chancellor, Alistair Darling gave a statement to the house confirming that Osborne had expressed his reservations to him. Now because of some incompetent note from a junior minister that ‘there was cross-party consensus’ (except both Chancellor’s confirmed there wasn’t, Cable might have been for it but then as now, no-one really gives a fuck what that idiot thinks) Carswell wants an inquiry held to find out if Osborne mislead parliament.
Now, when we’re in a bit of a financial squeeze do you think it’s a wise way to waste public funds to investigate this, given that Darling has backed Osborne’s version of events even though it would not be in his party’s interests to do so.
Put the Dunce cap on Carswell and stand in the corner for the next week.