- Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:10 pm
I find myself lined up with some Trots in regarding the LibDems (and their predecessors) as little more than a Tory 2nd XI.
They are partly victims of a broken and outdated voting system that means they will never attain a majority.
Every time they have an opportunity at power their leaders have chosen to align with a fairly hardline Tory leadership.
In the current era of government and press driven culture wars they are destined to be an irrelevance.
The stark contrast between Government and opposition leaves plenty of blue water for their policies, but they will never project more than a wishy-washy lib impression.
Perhaps worse, they, and a small group of other minor opposition parties will blot up anti-tory votes, allowing continued majority gorvernment on smaller and smaller proportions of the vote.
At least they fill a pew at Question time, saving us the tandem abomnation of perennial victim twins Toby Young and Lawrence Fox.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle