Lib Dems to Merge with Tories

This post was written by Salman Shaheen on January 7, 2011
Posted Under: Liberal Democrats,Satire,Tories

The Liberal Democrats are set to merge with the Conservatives before the next general election. A lasting alliance between the two coalition partners has been the topic of some speculation since the Oldham by-election campaign kicked off and polls indicated the Lib Dems could barely hold onto second prize in a beauty contest with Jabba the Hutt and a syphilitic testicle, let alone their seats at the next election. But conclusive proof came in an interview Nick Clegg gave to the Evening Standard this week.

“Let me be absolutely clear once and for all,” Clegg said. “The Liberal Democrats will fight the next election as we did the last – as an independent political party in every constituency in the county.”

Well there you have it folks. We all know what Clegg means when he wants to be absolutely clear and pledges not to do something. Expect the Liberal Democrats to no longer exist as an independent political party by the next election. And if they don’t manage to do it themselves, maybe we could help them along.

Clegg pledges with characteristic conviction never to join a Conservative government:

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was there really any point in that article?

#1 
Written By Majeed on January 7th, 2011 @ 8:10 am
avm

was there really any point in that comment?

#2 
Written By avm on January 7th, 2011 @ 9:46 am

Majeed, are you American or Aspergic?

#3 
Written By Salman Shaheen on January 7th, 2011 @ 9:51 am

Neither, just didn’t think it was particularly funny. Too much of an easy shot. People on the left should think carefully about whether it’s worth jumping on the anti Lib Dem bandwagon without particularly adding anything to the debate.

I am a Lib Dem before anyone asks but not hugely partisan about it, decent criticism is to be welcomed, and there have been some great pieces on here that have gone far beyond this ‘they broke a pledge so they will break all their pledges, ha ha’ crap.

#4 
Written By Majeed on January 7th, 2011 @ 10:09 am

Oh lighten up Majeed. I know left-wing Lib Dems don’t have much to smile about these days, but try it, you might like it. All three parties have come under equal criticism on this site. From me, Labour has probably got most of the stick. But what’s the use of a stick if you can’t poke a little fun? It’s what comes from being in government. Hardly an anti Lib-Dem bandwagon.

#5 
Written By Salman Shaheen on January 7th, 2011 @ 10:15 am

agree on the principle, just didn’t think this piece was great. in general my stance is very much keep up the good work!

#6 
Written By Majeed on January 7th, 2011 @ 10:17 am
Anonymous

For what its worth, this anonymous user was heartily entertained.

#7 
Written By Anonymous on January 7th, 2011 @ 10:45 am
Steven Hembling

I think we should be using more sticks to poke more politicians, preferably pointy sticks (perhaps some should have a bit of dog do on the end too).

#8 
Written By Steven Hembling on January 7th, 2011 @ 10:54 am

A stick sharpened at both ends…

#9 
Written By Salman Shaheen on January 7th, 2011 @ 11:13 am

*Rant on misinterpretations of Aspergers*

Not a very serious one though.

#10 
Written By Micke on January 7th, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

Don’t worry Micke, it was a joke. I’m sure Americans have a sense of humour too.

#11 
Written By Salman Shaheen on January 7th, 2011 @ 1:48 pm
Billy Starkey

ho HO!

With such sharp and snappy satire like that I can foresee you having an illustrious career writing for Have I Got News For You.

#12 
Written By Billy Starkey on January 7th, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

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