I already wrote about the Glasgow East by-election result on the CEP blog this morning so I won’t do it again here except to comment on what an enormously stupid muppet Nick Clegg is for failing to lay the boot in to Gordon Brown like anyone with an ounce of political sense would do.
While David Cameron and Alex the Salmon are calling for leadership and general elections, Nick Clegg said:
[it is not] time to play politics with people’s lives […] when so many people are worried about the price of a loaf of bread, how to fill their car with a tank of petrol
Who agreed to Federal Europe’s suggestion that all diesel sold must contain a certain amount of biofuel, leading to worldwide shortages of cereal crops used to make bread (amongst other staple food stuffs) as poor farmers turn their fields over to biofuel production?
Who has refused to cut the duty on fuel, preferring to rake in countless billions of pounds extra in fuel duty to fund a pre-election spending bonanza next year instead of shielding us from rising oil prices?
Liebour and their unelected Prime Minister, that’s who. I don’t think an election which gives us an opportunity to choose who we think is best for the job of running our country is playing politics with peoples’ lives. The people running the country are directly responsible for the price of bread the price of petrol and our ability to pay for both. Could Cleggover be more worried about how the Illiberal Dumbocrats will fare in an election based on last night’s result than democracy? Do bears shit in the woods?
Liberal Democrats: making a mockery of politics since 1988