|A voter gives a Lib Dem candidate a piece of his mind.|
What I've always detested about the Lib Dems is the way they portray themselves as the 'nice party'. We were always told off for using the word 'nice' at school, it is bland and meaningless. Perfect for the Lib Dems then. I knew they would eventually come a cropper, I'm just surprised it took the populace so long to rumble them. That's something to be grateful to the Coalition government for I suppose.
They have tried to be all things to all men, anti-hunting in my old inner city constituency, pro hunting in my current semi rural constituency where there is a popular local hunt. Even their posters 'Lib Dems Winning Here' carry a slight whiff of dishonesty, in a very gentle Lib Dem way. I also dislike the way every Lib Dem leaflet has a fake opinion poll showing that 'only the Lib Dems can unseat the current Labour/Tory councillor in this ward, it's a two horse race'. And they claim to be whiter than white!
I've seen Lib Dems check out the local council works schedule, then campaign in a street where improvements are due to street lights for example. A quick Lib Dem Focus is popped through doors claiming they are disgusted at the poor street lighting. A few weeks later the council renews the street lights. Hey presto, out comes a Llib Dem Focus taking the credit. Yes, they are that sneaky.
But the real disaster for the Lib Dems was joining the Coalition. It's one thing sitting on the sidelines griping, but when it comes to taking tough decisions, not to mention responsibility, the Lib Dems have fallen well short. The likes of Vince Cable and Chris Huhne have shown what a juvenile, irresponsible and unprincipled gang the Lib Dems really are, and they've been well and truly rumbled.
So, farewell then Lib Dems, you won't be missed.