Sadly it would appear that what many Labour candidates warned has come to pass – vote Liberal & get Tory.
Considering that Labour was offering a far stronger proposal on electoral reform than the Tories it would appear that the Liberals must after all agree more with the Tories over economic and social policy than many who supported them thought. Apart from anything else compare the time Clegg and his party spent negotiating with the Tories, with the time spent talking to Labour. Indeed was the apparent willingness to talk to Labour shown yesterday just a ploy to try to extract a little bit more from the Tories?
We’ve seen here in Edinburgh at a local level the true ‘colour’ of Lib Dem politics (eg their decision to provide two thirds of home care services through private contractors, the plans being made for further ‘outsourcing’ of local services). Is what we are seeing at national level another version of this?