Saintly Vince Fable who has correctly predicted 19 of the last 2 recessions is now saying that the LidDems did not break any election promises regarding student fees as they did not win the election.
Now Vince it is has been several millenia since the LibDems were last allowed to play on the government benches in the HoC, but there is one fundamental part of the British governmental system that you seem to have overlooked, Cabinet Government.
If you turn to page 3 of the Dummies Guide to Government your were given of day 1 of the
Vichy Coalition Government, you will find next to Cabinet Government an exquisite little inconvenience called Collective Responsibility. You know the bit where behind closed doors you disagree and throw your toys out the pram, but in public you all agree and take collective responsibility. Read the rest of this entry
The LibDems until May this had not really held any real power, apart from the LibLab Pact since, well no one can really remember when there was such a thing as Liberal Deputy PM.
Aardvark is a not a fan of this coalition thing and even less of a fan of Little Nicky Clegg, he is what my mother would have called an “odious little twerp”.
At the begining of the year the LibDems prospects for power were about the same as Gordon Brown voluntarily calling an election, it was never going happen. From their safe little world over the last ninety years or so the Liberals, SDP, LIbDems as they currently are could make all sorts of rash promises safe in the knowledge that they were never going to have to deliver. Read the rest of this entry