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    Now that the Lib dems have shown they can be bought, how can the electorate have any trust in their election promises in the next election?

    If they say they will do x or y, how can they be trusted to do so?
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    They should fill their manifesto with crap ideas, so that people know what they'll actually do is the exact opposite.
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    use reverse physcology and have their MPs sign pledges saying that they will vote to increase tuition fees further





    ....or alternatively they could just waffle on about how they 'rescued' the country from economic catastrophe
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    They should fill their manifesto with crap ideas, so that people know what they'll actually do is the exact opposite.
    They've done that already re. student fees
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    (Original post by Maker)
    They've done that already re. student fees
    Yeah that's basically my point, which obviously you missed. :rolleyes:
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    vince cable, nick clegg will have to go, they are now unelectable.
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    Depends. If the government lasts the full 4 years they may decide to stick with the coalition depending on the state of the country
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    I doubt the party will survive after this coalition.
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    I think after these 5 years they'll be too tired to campaign for another term, probably just be grateful that they don't have to be in power anymore and have a nice cup of tea.
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    Like a person in an airless room with no escape.
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      Well luckily for them the public don't exactly love Labour or the Tories anyway. They won't get voted for simply for not being one of those two anymore, or by most students, which will harm them - but a good solid 10% at least still will.

      In Bath anyway it's Lib Dem vs Tory, so what's a lefty to do? They could try voting Labour, but traditionally here that's seen as helping the Tories.

      Plus a lot can change between now and 2015, its too early to say - hell, we don't even know what electoral system will be in place at the next election!
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      (Original post by Maker)
      Now that the Lib dems have shown they can be bought, how can the electorate have any trust in their election promises in the next election?

      If they say they will do x or y, how can they be trusted to do so?
      Make the manefesto in A4 so people might actually notice the four major policy changes they wanted to see (if its 4 next time) because it seems like people found the fount cover too small to read last time...
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      I imagine their manifesto may look something like this:
      http://shop.conservatives.com/produc...r-britain.aspx

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      Clegg and Cable gone, with new faces of the Lib Dems saying how their predecessors sold out and this time they'll be different. Add something about promising real change and honesty.
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      They can't really. Historically they've always relied upon young people and the student vote, something they're not likely to get in the future.

      In five months, Nick Clegg's managed to do what decades worth of Lib Dem leaders couldn't...make the party universally disliked, distrusted and potentially sidelined for good.
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      I really can't stand this populist one-issue politics. The Liberal Democrats have a lot of scope to mould British politics in energy, immigration, foreign policy, healthcare and the economy. The goldfish memory some people have on here about Labour's record is pretty astonishing. There is much to campaign on and British politics is wider than just "tuition fees".
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      The Liberal Democrats will either split or be wipe out for another eighty to hundred years. Clegg will go the way of Asquith, Lloyd-George, Samuel and Sinclair either go into the wildness for the rest of their career or jion the Tory Party. As a True blue tory I hope the holier than thou idiot doesn't try and join us.
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      I hope the Lib Dems do split. I find them an odd mix of libertarian and socialist. It's a bit difficult to maintain consistency when half of your party are divided on their economic policy. I could see some of the Orange Book Lib Dems jumping ship at (or before) the next election.
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      (Original post by Crimsonchilli)
      I imagine their manifesto may look something like this:
      http://shop.conservatives.com/produc...r-britain.aspx

      Conservatives have just gone up on my pathetic scale.
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