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Clegg says sorry

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by del62, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. del62

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    Okay. I forgive him.
     
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    When he says that the Liberal Democrats didn't keep all their promises (referring to their election manifesto), I'm really interested in knowing what promises exactly they did keep?

    I'm really interested in knowing if they made any manifesto pledges that they actually did keep? At all?
     
  4. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Too long. Too many promises, they couldn't have failed in them all, surely?

    Their financial ones included:

    :dunno: I'm just too ignorant.

    Q: What does Clegg stand for?
    A: Cameron coming into the room.
     
  5. LegionSteve

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    :lol:

    I dislike him slightly less since he apologised. Still wouldn't vote for him though.
     
  6. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    I'm really not sure what he expected his apology to achieve. People aren't pissed at him because they feel jilted, they're pissed because he sold them out. As long as he remains in government, he's going to continue selling them out.
     
  7. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Super Moderator

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    The more you shout about something, the more we expect you to actually perform the task in question. The tuition fees debacle was just their most notable casualty in their bid to be relevant in UK politcs for once.
     
  8. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    But if he doesn't sell out, how will he remain in government?
     
  9. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Super Moderator

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    At the next general election, he'll be out anyway, if only because many Lib Dem voters are likely to vote Labour instead.
     
  10. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    A lot depends on how credible Labour looks in 2 years.
     
  11. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Super Moderator

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    Well done on Clegg for crystallising UK politics into a near-binary state in England. It seems that the Lib Dems aren't their own party and will compromise any principle they once held dear to get into power.
     
  12. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Oh. Come now. Clegg hasn't done that. It was more polarized 30, 40 years ago.
     
  13. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    There's always the chance that he could pick up some centre-leaning Tory voters, although unless he grows something like a spine I wouldn't expect it to be enough to off-set his losses.

    More polarised, but not necessarily as binary. There were much stronger divisions within both major parties, particularly at the rank-and-file level of the Labour Party.
     
  14. Arakhor

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    Well, true. Now it's similar politics in two-and-a-half different colours, but at least that's not as bad as ME3's original ending.
     

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