It’s not just Clegg…

Frankly, I find the anti-Clegg campaign just a tad too tightly focused, even though the guy undeniably sold out for a ministerial Jag and a sniff of power (power more illusory than actual, as it turned out), and has sold his country down the river.

Why too tightly focused? Simple – it’s not just Clegg – he didn’t act in isolation, even though he was the prime mover – every one of the LibDem MPs who voted with the Tories to destroy the welfare state, to remove access to justice for the poor, to dismantle and impoverish the NHS, to reduce the sick and disabled, and the unemployed to abject penury, and drive so very many of them to suicide, deserves political extinction. As does the party as a whole for failing to take action to remove Clegg at any point in the past 4 years.

How many of them had the balls to challenge Clegg in a leadership contest? Not one, as far as I can see. OK, there might have been some private discussion deep within the party, but as far as the public is aware, no-one was prepared to stick their head above the parapet and say “Hey, I’m better, more honest, more independent, than Clegg – you need me!” And that should have happened – or the party should have pulled out of the coalition – right after the uni fees fiasco, when Clegg’s credibility first vanished round the S-bend.

The writing wasn’t just on the wall at that point – it burnt the fucking wall to the ground!

And what do the LibDems say? Well, Chris Huhne bleats that Nick Clegg doesn’t want to go, and regicide is never easy in the Guardian. Well, tough – it’s not supposed to be easy – but you should at least TRY. Oh, and it’s not regicide, Clegg is not an hereditary ruler, nor are you planning to bump him off – he was elected, and he can be unelected. If there’s the will…

As a party, you’ve sown the wind, and next year you will surely, and deservedly, reap the whirlwind…

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “It’s not just Clegg…

Comments are closed.