Dear Lib Dems

Juli tells the Lib Dems at length what is blindly obvious to everyone but them, that they are hated and despised because of their enabling of and collaboration with the Tories’ vicious attacks on the poor and their promotion of the growing power of a corporate, technocratic elite. They also point out where Clegg is wrong about his view of their failure to win more support for Europe against UKIP: very many other people are highly critical of the EU, but for entirely different reasons than the Right-wing Tory, populist ideas spouted by Farage. The parapolitics magazine, Lobster, is a good example of this. It’s critical of the EU from an ‘Old Labour’, anti-corporatist, anti-technocratic perspective. Juli is also right in that none of the Lib Dem front bench are suitable to lead the party to help it win back some electoral confidence. All of them are equally complicit with Clegg in the Tory regime of punitive cuts, privatisation and the exploitation of the poor and the vulnerable.

juxtaposed

Dear Lib Dems,

I know you’re heavily distracted right now but you and your leader seem confused about what has gone wrong.

You got excited.
You thought, like most of the people back in 2010, that this was an economic emergency and that you had a public service duty to negotiate a coalition in the ‘National Interest’. Perhaps it is that you were naive; perhaps it was the long, oh so long awaited chance to be in power that made you blind during those early, heady days.

You have acted, ultimately, as the front men, the shills, the appeasers and apologists for your senior partners. You’ve voted with them time after time, irrespective of whether it was in the citizens’ interests or even ethical and sensible. You have contributed to the increasingly desperate vulnerability of every single group bar the ‘I’m alright, Jacks’. [And don’t you dare think to yourself:…

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