“No amount of cajolery…can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory party… they are lower than vermin.” ~ Nye Bevan
The NHS will continue for a while yet, hopefully until we get to the 2015 elections, when we can empty these fuckers out and set about recreating it – but rest assured, it will never be the same again, there simply isn’t the money to undo all the damage.
But as I said on Twitter, this is entirely Clegg’s fault, as is the enabling of Cameron’s insane ambition to trash the benefits system too. Clegg’s obsession with power made him Cameron’s facilitator – without him, even had he managed to cling on, Cameron would have been powerless.
Tories have always been against the NHS – they voted unanimously against the original bill at every stage, and since 1948 it’s been every Tory politician’s wet dream to destroy the NHS and the Welfare State.
Only Cameron, though, has been such an insane fuckwit as to actually do it.
Can’t really blame him, any more than you can blame a rabid dog for ripping your face off – but we can, and we must, apportion the blame where it is 100% due – on Clegg, whose duplicity, mendacity, and lust for power made Cameron’s wet dream a reality, along with his party of gutless wonders who didn’t have a single working gonad between them to stand up to him and say Enough!
And we must remember that Clegg is responsible, and never forgive him for it. Or forget him, until he is erased from British politics, and maybe not even then as his is a name that will live on in infamy.
In 2015 we must – all of us, and those of our children who will be eligible to vote by then – ensure that Clegg is consigned to the cesspit of history, where he truly belongs.
No matter what else happens at that election, Clegg must never again be put in a position of power. He simply cannot be trusted.
And we must ensure that the Liberal Democrats, if not eradicated for allowing Clegg to do what he’s done, must be returned to the days when, as political commentators loved to claim, they held their annual conference in a telephone box.
(Actually, it was the Liberal party then, but let’s not be picky.)