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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 07:41 PM

11. Not having a go at all really!

So much of this stuff comes from the coalition. The coalition was only 2 years ago and a lot of people don't have fond memories of it. That's the major problem holding the Liberal Democrats back.

The Liberal Democrats major challenge is to move on from the coalition, and getting rid of Farron makes this task a lot lot harder.

FWIW, I do think a limited defense of the Liberal Democrats record in the coalition can be made on the basis that for all of Theresa May's blather about being "strong and stable", the only time the Tories came close being strong or stable was when they had the Liberal Democrats to moderate them.

However, that still cannot excuse tuition fees or the bedroom tax. And what Clegg did over tuition fees has got serious long term repercussions for the party. It utterly destroyed trust, which is why the Liberal Democrats need to reinvent themselves post-coalition.

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