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Started by SlasherBindman on May 9, 2015 11:22:41 AM
Next Lib Dem Leader? Where next for the Lib Dems?

Talk about it here.

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Gotout - 09 May 2015 11:31:15 (#1 of 714)

Moses. To lead them for the next 40 years in the wilderness

MonsoonBloom - 09 May 2015 11:36:01 (#2 of 714)

Blair hasn't got a job.

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Earworm - 09 May 2015 11:43:39 (#4 of 714)

"Next Lib Dem leader"

Someone that can accept that losing 49 seats because you went into coalition with Cameron in 2010, perhaps was not a price worth paying with Cameron now still in No.10 with an overall majority.

guigal - 09 May 2015 11:47:20 (#5 of 714)

They could try a name change. Various brands of patriotism are doing well. Something with 'national' in it, perhaps. The NatLibs sounds fine.

dottie30 - 09 May 2015 11:51:23 (#6 of 714)

was not a price worth paying



I'm getting a bit sick of this drum.

What was the alternative?!

SlasherBindman - 09 May 2015 11:53:15 (#7 of 714)

More red lines during the negotiations. Not entering the 2010 election with uncosted policies on tuition fees.

FleurDuMal - 09 May 2015 11:55:15 (#8 of 714)

Someone that can accept that losing 49 seats because you went into coalition with Cameron in 2010, perhaps was not a price worth paying with Cameron now still in No.10 with an overall majority.

Yes, that was damage that is likely to reverberate through a few more election campaigns.

SlasherBindman - 09 May 2015 11:55:20 (#9 of 714)

Anyway, presumably it will be a Tim Farron walkover.

dottie30 - 09 May 2015 11:56:07 (#10 of 714)

But the reality is we had in 2010 a hung parliament with the tories as the largest party. With the tories and the lib dems, there would have been a majority. There would not have been a majority with Labour - they would have needed other parties as well.

The fact is it was a Con/Lib coalition or it was another election.

HerrWalrus - 09 May 2015 11:57:01 (#11 of 714)

Name change. The Orange?

Arjuna - 09 May 2015 11:57:10 (#12 of 714)

After decades out of power were it was easy to cultivate an image of the nice party, they were always going to take a hit when they joined a Government and the party has very few safe seats. Clegg took a gamble on getting AV, which would have consolidated their influence, but he lost. It was downhill from there on.

Earworm - 09 May 2015 11:58:55 (#13 of 714)



What was the alternative?!

Confidence and supply?

Arjuna - 09 May 2015 12:00:01 (#14 of 714)

A lot depends on this new Tory regime, if its far more right wing then voters may reassess the coalition.

SlasherBindman - 09 May 2015 12:00:14 (#15 of 714)

Never mind the past.

What now for the Lib Dems?

moonriver - 09 May 2015 12:00:52 (#16 of 714)

Where do they go from here?

Well, you know what the song says.

Arjuna - 09 May 2015 12:01:47 (#17 of 714)

Confidence and supply was an option but particularly during an economic crisis, the budget is by far the most important and controversial piece of legislation, once they had voted on that, they would have been seen as part of the Government.

mentranilvavin - 09 May 2015 12:03:15 (#18 of 714)

There's not a lot left to lead really.

Earworm - 09 May 2015 12:03:16 (#19 of 714)

"The fact is it was a Con/Lib coalition or it was another election."

So you believe that an action that lead to the losing nearly 86% of your MPs at the next General, leaving Cameron still in No.10 was the right decision, Well...

moonriver - 09 May 2015 12:05:05 (#20 of 714)

Disband, like the CPGB.

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