Thursday, April 16, 2015

Beware of Blukip

A really neat new campaign from the Liberal Democrats:
David Cameron and Ed Miliband won’t win this election outright. That means that someone else will hold the balance of power on 8 May. 
That could be BLUKIP – a bloc of right wingers from UKIP, the Conservatives and the DUP. There is a very real danger that Nigel Farage and his friends could hold David Cameron to ransom. 
The only way to stop this is to make sure there are enough Liberal Democrat MPs to keep the government in the centre ground.
Read all about Blukip (and the Liberal Democrat alternative).

2 comments: said...

Duncan Hames, John Hemmings and Tessa Munt were the only Liberal MPs who voted for the Labour MP, John Mann's private members bill to suspend the Official Secrets Act for those who'd been made to sign it when in receipt of evidence of widespread child abuse by the powerful. (See Exaro News)

37 Liberal MPs voted against John Mann's Bill and they do not deserve to get re-elected.

Incidentally both Keith Vaz and Patricia Hewitt - Labour MPs - are not listed as voting at all. 8 Conservatives voted for the Bill too - and I think I can put up with three Lib Dems and 8 Conservatives in the next Parliament. Unless the electorate is blind, deaf and dumb to news on this issue, the rest surely cannot expect to be re-elected.

Unfortunately I live more in hope than expectation.

Anonymous said...

There is already a bloc of right wingers in government - they are called the Con Lib coalition.

I don't see anything very centrist about giving millionaires tax cuts while imposing a bedroom tax on the poor. Nor do I think there is anything very centrist about abandoning Keynesianism and cutting essential public services.

This lot would be too right wing for Ted Heath, let alone Jo Grimond.