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Monday, 8 November 2010

Jae is spot on - No More Apologies - The Return Of The Cleggist Uprising

Remember the euphoria among Liberal Democrats in the lead up to the General Election this year? The excitement, the hope and the expectation would be dashed as the results came in showing an increase in vote but a loss of seats (typical FPTP result!). And to be honest we've been on the back foot since then. Every move we've made has been criticised from the left (TRAITORS!) and the right (OPPORTUNISTS!). And being the nice people we are, many of us have taken these attacks to heart, tried to make excuses, and ended up attacking our leadership to prove our "progressive" credentials.

I say no more! I've decided it's time for us to stop making excuses and apologising for things we're doing, to remember exactly what sort of people are making these attacks and start defending our record. The Liberal Democrats aren't just here to defend the policies of the Coalition, we're here as a real alternative to Labour and the Tories and as a party that is now ready for Government.

To read the rest of this amazing blog post, and every Liberal Democrat Member, activist, supporter and voter should do visit the Neue Politik blog HERE.

2 comments:

Jae said...

Aww!! Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm criticising you and I VOTED for the party you pillock.

And stop clegging - a quick search of the net indicates that this fantastic addition to the lexicon is spreading...

to clegg: It's only a matter of time before the word "Clegg" enters the dictionary as a noun meaning "agonised, doe-eyed apologist". Or maybe it'll become a verb. Years from now, teachers will ask their pupils to stop "clegging on" about how the dog ate their homework and just bloody hand it in on time.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/oct/25/charlie-brooker-nick-clegg

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