Sunday, March 14, 2010

I will not be nasty to the Lib Dems - no, never.

They're a funny lot, the Lib Dems. You try to be nice to them, and what do they do - spit in your face. I've never uttered a bad word about Vince Cable, but he was being really vile to us at this weekend's Lib Dem Conference. Its enough to inspire a Zac Goldsmith outburst. This is really worth watching. I'd always wondered if Zac was too nice to be a politician. I will wonder no more. Reason Mr Cable was so vile was his view that the markets have reacted badly to the threat of a 'hung parliament' because the Conservatives told them to. I thought he knew a bit more about markets than that. They decide for themselves Vince. If you carry on like that, the reaction will be even worse.

Anyway, lets turn to Mr '30 ladies' Nick Clegg. He's a bit like one of those girls who are all over a bloke one minute, chewing his ear and things, and just when his boiling point is approaching, b****** off with somebody else. Last week Mr Clegg was telling the world how much he admired Margaret Thatcher, and how he wanted to cut the deficit by £10 billion next year, and how all of the deficit reduction would come from cuts in public spending. Severe cuts I think he said. And where was he today. Telling us we shouldn't be cutting the deficit at all next year. I can understand that he doesn't want to be too 'pushy' at this point, but there's no need to be so nasty about it.

Mr Clegg's problem is that lots of the Lib Dems closet Labour. We saw that in Wales in 2007, when Mike German, their leader at the time wanted to enter a 'Rainbow Coalition' with the Conservatives and Plaid Cymru. But the current leader Kirsty Williams, (do you remember THAT interview) and a few others scuppered the plan at an internal party meeting. Montgomeryshire played a part in that fiasco. Former MP, Lord Carlile was reported to have been working behind the scenes, and current MP, Lembit Opik, openly advocated a Lib Dem- Labour Coalition. I wonder if he's 'forgotten' that. Whatever, I'm going to carry on being nice to all the Lib Dems in Montgomeryshire - no matter how rude some of them are to me.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do please be nasty about the Lib Dums. One thing's for certain, they will be viscious about you......

Anonymous said...

There is a big difference between being nasty and hard-hitting. The local Lib-Dems seem to miss the fact that their failure to have any measurable positive impact in Montgomeryshire is simply due to their LACK OF INFLUENCE at any level of Government that matters.

ROMAN JONES Esq. said...

You must start landing some blows on the LibDems. You don't need to attack their private lives, although there is SO MUCH rich material. You can be outraged by their policies and their public duplicity. PLEASE go on the offensive! I can't do it all on my own....

Glyn Davies said...

Anon - I know they will. Received a silly letter from the MP yesterday, which irritated me, and drew a fairly 'blunt' response. I'm just not going to put up with any c***.

Anon 2 - You make a fair point. They have never had any real influence, even when they had talented MPs. But it hasn't stopped Montgomeryshire voting for them.

Roman - And what policy do you suggest I criticise. I cannot think of a single Lib Dem policy that isn't opposed by another Lib Dem policy

Anonymous said...

It beats me why the good folk of Montgomeryshire vote for this shower. I suppose at least you could argue that in the past they had people with some credibility. But LEMBIT OPIK......enough said!

ROMAN JONES Esq. said...

Could start with the Post Office closures - which they oppose - which is an EU directive, of whom they are fanatics. Or maybe Opiks opposition to windfarms but Bates pro-view, or Opiks oppostion to school closures but his LibDem Alliance councillors voting to keep it as an option. We need to point this out!

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with Roman. Whilst most people locally regard Lembit as an idiot of the first degree and a huge joke, they don't realise how hypocritical he is politically. These things need pointing out

ROMAN JONES Esq. said...

This would be a good place to start for reference:

www.nastylibdems.org