19th February 2018
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Don’t make same mistake again

Now that the general election is over with the predicted hung parliament result, it comes as no surprise to me that the Lib Dems have cosied up with the Conservatives and formed the first coalition government since World War II.

The fact that even at this early stage, the Lib Dems have agreed to abandon their opposition to the construction of new nuclear power stations which was a fundamental policy of theirs proves to me at least that politicians in general will whore themselves for a wee bit of power and thus can never really be trusted.

In this case, I am pleased they have done so because I am a pragmatist and believe that nuclear is the only way of providing enough power to meet the country’s increasing demands for the future, but that is another debate and I shall leave it there.

However, one does have to ask the question, if they are prepared to sacrifice this holy cow, then what else would they be prepared to sacrifice in the cause of keeping their snouts in the trough?

What this really all boils down to is this: the 62 per cent of people who voted for Alistair Carmichael and the Lib Dems have actually voted to put David Cameron’s policies on the statute book, now I bet they didn’t think of that one when they chose where to cast their vote where they did.

It would be laughable if it wasn’t so tragic, but don’t despair, here’s a recipe for another chance. Take 5/6ths Tory, mix in 1/6th Lib dem, add huge splash of budget deficit, large pinch of Trident nuclear missile, huge public service cuts, cook in public with pressure and heat and in six months – voila, a general election, but please, don’t make the same mistake again.

Geoff McCarron
Lindisfarne,
Setter,
Sandwick.

2 comments

  1. kay

    How ridiculous. It’s quite right that the Lib Dems should enter a coalition with the Conservatives. If they were unwilling to do so, why would they push for PR so hard – which is bound to lead to the same sort of outcomes? I bet a lot of Lib Dems did think of this prospect when they voted, and moreover are probably happy they now have some say in government.

    The mistake I hope people don’t make again is voting for Labour.

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  2. Dave

    As a Tory voter, quite a rarity above the border, I am not particularly happy at our party entering into a coalition with the Lib Dems. I feel that we should all accept that the coalition is best for the country and hope that the common ground eventually established between the parties will see this country back on the road to recovery after 13 disastrous years of a Labour government.

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