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HolgateCorner Posted on 01/08/2010 15:15
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

in latest YouGov poll.

Clegg will be given the boot soon, another election in the autumn wouldn't surprise me at all.

Tories up to 42% so they will probably fancy it.

oldsmoggie Posted on 01/08/2010 15:30
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

Con / Lib Dem coalition was the death knell for the Lib dems.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 01/08/2010 15:31
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

Some LibDems were so hungry for power they've shafted the party for another 3 or 4 generations.

sixtyniner69 Posted on 01/08/2010 16:20
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

should have gone for reforming the lords to full PR which they could have got

and a return to attainder ( basically kicking out corrupt lords and disinheriting their family ) which was abolished in 1870

a leap for power went to their heads

kernaghanscodpiece Posted on 01/08/2010 16:47
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

Clegg sold his soul to the devil for a taste of power. They will pay for it at the next election, all they've done in empower to Tories to push through their right wing programme of cuts.

squarewheelbike Posted on 01/08/2010 17:02
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

On this weeks I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, the letter from Mrs Trellis of North Wales read along these lines.

Dear Mr Cameron,
saw a picture of you with your new friend Nick. Now I know what they mean when they say "Conservative with a small c!"

1finny Posted on 01/08/2010 17:04
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

12% so what?
Its their support when we next come to vote that counts.

degsyspesh Posted on 01/08/2010 18:39
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

Given what they've done I'm surprised it's as high as 12%.

levendale Posted on 01/08/2010 18:41
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

Next election i will be amazed if lib dems percentage reaches double figures , they have really blown it big style .

bernieisgod Posted on 01/08/2010 19:08
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

lots on here would have preferred a lib/lab pact - oh plus welsh nationalists / scottish nationalists / maybe Sinn Fein ??

the liberals did the right thing for the country - sadly the majority of voters in this country are way too thick to understand that!

I voted Tory and I'm happy for the manifesto to include some watered down stuff

degsyspesh Posted on 01/08/2010 19:42
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

In reality what they did created the best outcome for the country, but the current situation must be pretty galling for lib dem supporters

sixtyniner69 Posted on 01/08/2010 19:50
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

god forbid we left brown and nulab in charge

i would have prefered them to support the tories and got PR partly in

most brits do not understand what the AV system will mean

and LAB and tory will both be against it

a reform of the lords was possible to full PR and the removal of corrupt lords , like archer to name one and possibly lucan if he does not come forward within 5 yrs

sheriff_john_bunnell Posted on 01/08/2010 19:53
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

What has been watered down out of the Tory manifesto?
It was the collapse of the lib dem vote that cost them. As bernie says a coalition of loads of teensy little parties probably would be too fragile.
They could have told the tories where to stick it and watched their minority government fail after a few bi elections. The real rulers if this country probably wouldn't have been happy with that and standard and poor would have downgraded us.
The most obvious solution to me would have been a labour Tory coalition. They seem to be more easily aligned policywise than lib con.
It's all a bit of a mess really.
I think the sad thing is the more appalling excesses of the Tories such as a raft of privatisations that's rumbling over the horizon won't be stopped by the libs. And after 5 years of unpopular government well end up with stuff like the probation service in the hands of capita and new labour Mark ii with some insipid political researcher cum politician leading the country.

HolgateCorner Posted on 01/08/2010 21:19
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

I feel a bit sorry for the Lib Dems generally but I think they currently suffer from very poor leadership.

They are propping up a right wing Tory PM on the basis that they are doing it for the good of the country and also to reflect what the electorate voted for in May.

Nothing wrong with that, but Clegg and team should be far more vocal, far more seen and not let themselves be wheeled out when cuts are announced to make someone like Osbourne look a bit better than he really is. In reality the only coalition politician you see or hear these days is Cameron. Maybe the Lib Dems, including Clegg, are demoralised already?

There is something strange about this government though, it's all a bit surreal as they announce radical change after radical change to almost no reaction from the media.

It's like nobody really believes any of it will happen.

TeessideCleveland Posted on 02/08/2010 00:19
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

All good news for the Tories
Wonder if their right will be able to pull the plug on this coalition to force an early election - I think after missing the open goal of getting a majority in May they'd walk home if there was one soon

br14 Posted on 02/08/2010 05:21
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

"In reality the only coalition politician you see or hear these days is Cameron. Maybe the Lib Dems, including Clegg, are demoralised already?"

The UK is going through massive cuts, necessitated by suicidal financial policies from the previous Labour government.

And you find it surprising that the Liberals are quiet?

They're keeping their heads below the parapet in common with any other politician that can avoid being associated with the cuts.

"It's like nobody really believes any of it will happen."

Don't think so. It's like being told bad news about your health. You may react badly at first but eventually you just have to get on with life because you know you have no choice.

Havasack Posted on 02/08/2010 08:53
Lib Dem support drops to 12%

What after claiming to support education ,NHs and not admitting they where going to put up taxes then anouncing they where stopping any new school or hospital builds and putting up income tax why would the tory vote rise ? I voted for them in the election but would abstain if there was another one.