I think if you just look at the politics it was always obvious LibLab was never viable. Firstly the maths made it very difficult. Secondly the 'coalition of the losers' tag would have stuck (whether or not it is a valid philosophical argument, I would say probably not), and thirdly we would either have had to prop up Gordon Brown, which would have been extremely unpopular, or been faced with chaos while Labour elected another Prime Minister who hadn't faced a General Election. All this would have provided convincing arguments against coalitions, which hurts the case for PR in the long term.
The Lib Dems sold their souls for a chance of power watch
- 28-09-2010 14:46
- 28-09-2010 20:09
lol, they did not sell their souls, they were almost definitely going to be part of the new government, and its more democratic for them to join the rightful winners (not being biased, Im a Labour supporter, but its true).
Also the country has dealt with Labour for a long time now, in a way the Conservatives deserve a chance, along with the Liberal Democrats, to try and live up to the promises they have been throwing out.
Finally, its actually pretty good for Labour that they did not get into power, gives them a chance to regroup and get everything inside the party sorted.