The Liberal anti Democrats

Supporting fixed term parliaments and proportional representation are supposed to be indices of supporting democracy. Great I am all for both reforms.

It seems a bit odd though that the self proclaimed great party of fairness and democracy just happens to decide that the referendum on PR should be held on the same day as the 2011 Assembly / Scottish Parliament elections, and by coincidence the fixed term of the current Westminster Parliament will fall on the same day as the 2015 Assembly / Scottish Parliament elections!

Plaid and the SNP being excluded from the "British" debate in the last Westminster elections halted their progress and helped the Lib Dems campaigns in Scotland and Wales. Am I a cynic in thinking that the coincidence of two UK issues being dealt with on the same day as the next two Devolution votes is gerrymandering to benefit the Lib Dems?

The truth is that the Lib Dems couldn't give a damn about democracy – they are only in politics for what they can get out of it!

Shame on them for betraying their rich heritage of supporting democracy for democracy's sake, and selling their soul for power and party political advantage!

I sincerely hope that my acquaintances in the Welsh Liberal Democrat Party will tell Mr Clegg that this sort of fix is not in the party's tradition of campaigning for fair, honest and democratic elections. But I won't hold my breath waiting for them to do so!


  1. Judging by La Pasionaria’s response on subordinate Central’s blog it looks like the “Welsh” Lib-Dems will obey their masters in Westminster. Of course Kirsty can see the political advantage of having the referendum on the same day with the Lib-Dems getting publicity for supporting PR, There‘s nearly five years of this parliament set to run and there can only be one reason for May 5th 2011 and this it suits the London Parties.

  2. When it comes to the crunch they always toe the London line. They are not a Welsh party, as proven by their actions. They're a branch factory for metropolitan anti-Welsh propaganda.