Nailing the flip-flops to the floor

This morning sees the Liberal Social Democrats for what they really are. A Party that wants to be all things to all people and for many years has managed to get away with the ham acting.

However, now partially in government, partially out, the flip-flops look like they have had their toes nailed to the floor. All they can do now is go round in a circle, and it is becoming an ever decreasing circle with diminishing support.

The latest YouGov survey has them at only 8%. Yes you read that right, just 8%. With the flip-flops unable to function any longer, those LibDem’s who decided that taking the 30 pieces of silver to obtain an office in Whitehall with ministerial pay was more important than their principles are in the process of killing their party entirely.

Even more surprising is that it is over an issue that any classical Liberal will tell you government should not have its fingers into in the first place, but watching the party leadership, Clegg, Cable, Teather and Hughes et al giving their principled and firm decisions of “ah well, perhaps”, “maybe”, “I haven’t decided yet” just makes them look plain stupid.

What was it that someone once said: “LibDems? They couldn’t make a decision even if your kids education depended on it”

I can hardly contain myself….

About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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7 Responses to Nailing the flip-flops to the floor

  1. Edward Spalton says:

    One would need to have a heart of stone not to laugh heartily

  2. 8%?

    I’m surprised it’s as high as that.

    UKIP are on 5%.

    A government meltdown. That’s what we need.


    • I would dearly love to see the LibDem machine collapse entirely. Everyone on the outside knows that it is just as much an artificial construct as Belgium, and that its demise will do the world a service.

      Infiltrated and then taken over by socialists, the party is designed from the top down to stifle libertarian support. Its demise would at least give those original liberals who believe in the freedom of the individual the opportunity to join or set up a truly classical liberal/libertarian party.

  3. Well being as the SDP was founded by labour party radicals there is bound to be a hint of socialism in the lib dem party.

  4. Woodsy42 says:

    “just as much an artificial construct as Belgium,”

    Yes, but even Belgium can make chocolate, so at least has a useful function……..

  5. WitteringsfromWitney says:

    “This morning sees the Liberal Social Democrats for what they really are. A Party that wants to be all things to all people”

    Probably, IPJ, why they fit so well in the “Cameron Concept of Conservativism” – whilst Cameron professes that blue is the colour, unfortunately that yellow streak he calls a spine is becoming increasingly larger!

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