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Now I have noticed I am not the only one who thinks that the coalition is obviously just another messed up Torie administration. With just a referendum on AV to keep the Lib Dems happy. :confused: what do you all think????
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Well duh the Tories make up most of the coalition as they gained the most seats. What did you expect an equal partnership?
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yeah, I miss Gordon already
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of course not but i think that the tories need to remember that the Lib Dems have them by the nuts ( to coin a phrase) because if at any time the tories piss them off they can pack up there bags and leave and make the tories look like fools out on a limb.
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Well, considering the Tories clearly were the single most popular party at the last election, who can argue?

But as a Conservative, I can say that I see a real difference in policy and approach. So I guess the answer to your question is no (imo).
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(Original post by Tpirouet)
of course not but i think that the tories need to remember that the Lib Dems have them by the nuts ( to coin a phrase) because if at any time the tories piss them off they can pack up there bags and leave and make the tories look like fools out on a limb.
The Lib Dems would come out of that situation far worse than the Tories.
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I'm surprised at the number of times I've listened to the radio, heard a Tory policy initiative, and thought that sounds sensible.

Yesterday it was calling Gaza a prison camp, today it was quashing ASBOs. Even on Europe old Cameron has had to face reality and soften up a bit. Then there's Clarkey on prison reform... the list goes on.
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I won't be voting next time.
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As a firm Lib Dem supporter i really cannot see much difference except for a referendum on AV. and the tories being a bit softer on the EU.

Now i am not saying that i expected miracles and to see that half of the Lib Dems policies were to be bought overnight. But i do think that the Tories could be a little more considerate when it comes to looking at policy changes.

Also if the Lib Dems had never formed the coalition government and had stated to the general public that obviously you didn't like any parties policies and that we will not form a unfair coalition but instead said that in november there will be another election and the parties will have to go back to the drawing board and review there policies.
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(Original post by Tpirouet)
As a firm Lib Dem supporter i really cannot see much difference except for a referendum on AV. and the tories being a bit softer on the EU.

Now i am not saying that i expected miracles and to see that half of the Lib Dems policies were to be bought overnight. But i do think that the Tories could be a little more considerate when it comes to looking at policy changes.

Also if the Lib Dems had never formed the coalition government and had stated to the general public that obviously you didn't like any parties policies and that we will not form a unfair coalition but instead said that in november there will be another election and the parties will have to go back to the drawing board and review there policies.

Hmm, the public tend not to appreciate being asked to vote again. They'd rather someone govern at least for a bit.

It still surprises me how a 'firm LibDem supporter' such as yourself can be unhappy with the coalition. This is what the LibDems want to bring in as the norm in British politics. Being the junior partner the Lib Dems are bound to have proportionately less influence over policy. If they had more, then their power over the government would be disproportionate.

If you don't like what you see then I would seriously reconsider your support for the LibDems. You're expressing displeasure with their raison d'etre.
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Its a tory lite government, and it would have been that way even with a tory majority. Just like New Labour god rid of its overtly socialist policys during the blair years, the tories would have had to modernise and shake off the thatcherite label to appeal to the public. So most lib dem 'concessions' would have already happened, otherwise they would have been the most unpopular government ever right at the beginning of the administration.

the lib dems play a very little part in the government and are really only used to deliver bad news and take **** when camerons on holiday. Any tory that suggests otherwise is deluded.
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FYI apart from those Lib Dems that are high up in government the local councillors and local party members are truly against the Coalition because it will play a huge role in the next Local Elections in May 2011.
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(Original post by Tpirouet)
of course not but i think that the tories need to remember that the Lib Dems have them by the nuts ( to coin a phrase) because if at any time the tories piss them off they can pack up there bags and leave and make the tories look like fools out on a limb.
The Lib Dems want voting reform that would lead to coalition after coalition. They need to prove it can work.
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the Lib Dems got one or two policies, but there holy grail, voting reform, they got a cheap ass cop out refferendum on a system that they didnt even want...
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