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Anyone a supporter here. I can't say I was impressed by their leaders speech(sorry I have forgotten his name already). All I remember was he was so poor he lived up north in a lake and worked 26 hours a day in a gasworks.
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...and all they could afford to drink was a cup of tea.....a cup of cold tea.....without milk.....or sugar.....or tea! ;) Why do politicians seem to delight in 'bragging' about how poor their family was when they were growing- up? What is the merit in it? Yes, granted, he (Tim Farron) can rightly say that he got where he is today without any of the benefits or privileges of coming from a wealthy family but is that such an achievement these days? Is it reverse snobbery: you can vote for me because I'm not one of those posh b'stards you hate so much? Or is it just the numbers game; most of the electorate probably think they're struggling themselves so they'll be more likely to vote for somebody who they feel will understand that struggle?
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Increasingly an irrelevance. Can't see anything changing very much.
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Who.....??

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Was. Lib Dems = history.

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Anyone a supporter here. I can't say I was impressed by their leaders speech(sorry I have forgotten his name already). All I remember was he was so poor he lived up north in a lake and worked 26 hours a day in a gasworks.
"luxury!" (sorry, had to do it).
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I heard Nick Clegg on the radio a few days back claiming that the Lib Dems could have a new lease of life as a centre-right party after Labour's swing to the left. What a strange world we live in.
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It's good to know that having pilloried the Lords as being undemocratic they are going to utilise that lack of democracy with their bizarrely large number of peers (pay-offs by Cameron to Clegg, I suppose) to vote against Government bills. I see extended use of the guillotine on the horizon!!

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Yes but, only after sufficient torture.
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...and all they could afford to drink was a cup of tea.....a cup of cold tea.....without milk.....or sugar.....or tea! ;)
"In a cracked cup and all."