Tuesday, May 11, 2010

There's many a slip...

Just spotted this gorgeously appropriate typo on the BBC story about the Gobblin' King's resignation (of which more in a second)...



It's so true though, eh? Of all the three main parties, it is the split in the LibDems that has always been the most apparent. On one side you have the (mostly) classical liberal Orange Bookers and, on the other, the completely hatstand, socialist, sandal-wearing element.

I am sure that the Labour Party is just gearing up for a massive internal punch-up but, in the meantime, I suspect that it is the LibDem ferrets who are fighting in that sack...

2 comments:

Antisthenes said...

I believe the possibility of a coalition with Conservatives has opened a Pandora's box and the talks with Labour was foisted on Clegg by the sandals brigade and was not a choice he would have made.

If PR is foisted onto the country I believe you will see a fragmentation of all the main parties as sections of each will recognise the opportunities that voting system will afford them.

Roger Thornhill said...

I have long thought this election will cause Party Fission.

The split in Labour would IMHO cause a split in LibDems from the fallout of all those SocDems fleeing a hard Socialist party.

Some "Tories" would jump to the SocDem camp and what is left would trigger the Libertarians, one would hope, to exit stage centre.

The current policy and ideological dysfunction of all three parties cannot last. The are big tents to try and win power but the prospect of hung and PR makes the attraction of such big tents less viable, as you may end up at the far end of an even bigger tent that has some very undesirable elements inna far corner ( who consider you likewise).