Lords reform - Clegg Clones?
NO CLEGG CLONES IN THE SENATE
The one thing to avoid in Lords reform is domination by the same people as the Commons. Elected, senators will be duplicates of US: thick skinned party hacks devoted to fighting each other and chanting a party line written by someone else. Different chamber, different jobs, different people please: brains, independence, less obsessive.
LAMENT FOR THE LIB DEMS
The Lib Dems have not only wrecked their popular standing by coalition, they’ve also ruined their role. As a third party they could take up unpopular causes the grown ups wouldn’t touch, fight for new ideas and pursue principles albeit prissy middle class ones.
Now they’ve sold out for power, forced to support shabby measures and cuts to stay there and condemned to attacking Labour at every opportunity using a mythical financial mess which they never saw before as their excuse for supporting economic policies which crucify their constituents.
It’s a great shame. We should feel sorry for them. The only outcome will be that they break or are broken. The Orange Bookers Clegg, Law, Davey and Alexander are so embedded and indoctrinated they’ve become Tories. Teather and Chloe et al. are unhappy and most don’t want to go on being human shields for Osborne. So they either split up or march out in 2013. A sad fact for an idealistic party gone whoring.
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