Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:19 AM
non sociopath skin (4,573 posts)
A riddle for you. "When is a Liberal Democrat not a Liberal Democrat"?
Answer: When he's a member of "Focus Team".
There was a by-election in Wallsend, North Tyneside on November 15th to fill a vacancy on North Tyneside Council occasioned by the resignation, for family reasons, of the Labour member who'd ousted a long-standing Lib Dem during the purging by Joe Tyneside of Cameron's Cronies last year.
Well, there was a Labour Candidate, a Tory Candidate, a Green Candidate - but no Lib Dem. Instead, the fourth candidate was from something called "Focus Team" - although his name was strangely familiar ...
And guess what ...
So a victory for the Focus Team!
Except that, later that week, on the Lib Dems' Local Government website:
Ok, it's not exactly electoral fraud but it is a bit ... sad, isn't it?
Respec', I guess, to the Tories for being honest enough to fly their own colours in enemy territory - but I couldn't help wondering whether, if Cameron bombs out next time, we can expect by-election candidates from the English Christian Democratic Community Activists and Taxpayers Alliance or some such. Nice thought!
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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:57 AM
LeftishBrit (29,620 posts)
3. When they're in coalition with the Tories, that's when!
'we can expect by-election candidates from the English Christian Democratic Community Activists and Taxpayers Alliance'
Sounds about right. At one point IIRC, Cameron was proposing renaming the party 'Progressive Conservatives', an oxymoron which used to be the name of the main Conservative party in Canada. Since the name-change 150 years ago from 'Tories' to 'Conservatives' hasn't yet been properly implemented, I should say that any attempt to change the party's name would probably not work!