That decision also alienated many of the natural supporters of our values..
David Howarth puts it well in a new post for the Social Liberal Forum:
One of the most disastrous aspects of the Clegg era was that just at the point the party was starting to develop a loyal core vote – roughly speaking, graduates, prospective graduates and the parents and grandparents of graduates – it launched an all-out attack on those very voters.
But those voters are still there and still share our values. In fact, there are too few other people who share our values to make us a viable political force without them.The whole post - five things we must never do again and three things to do now - is worth reading.