Tory-Libdem Coalition; The lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies
I’ve been reading earnest, hopeful comments on Libdemblogs, essentially saying that with the Liberal Democrats in coalition the most toxic effects of Tory policy will be negated or stifled. Yeah, and I’ve got a bridge on Mars to sell you. Time for a quote from Tennyson:
“That a lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies, That a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought with outright, But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight.”
As an LD party member, I feel as if I’m witnessing the ritual killing of my own party’s principles, live on TV, stage by stage, as they’re fed bit by bit into the maw of the Tory machine.
Next up, elections to the Scottish parliament in 2011, in which we see the Liberal Democrat vote collapse.
Have seen a list of some of the policy items and forthcoming legislation, which all strikes me as bizarre; the phrase ‘too good to be true’ keeps chiming in my head, and I almost wonder if this is like one of those phonescams where you’re dazzled into believing that you’re on your way to a fabulous holiday at Disneyland. You give the person at the other end of the call your credit card details, and only then discover the truth that what you’ve bought is…a pig in a poke.
And what a pig.
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