Subordinate Central has posted a message from Nick Clegg saying
“It won’t be easy: there will be bumps and scrapes along the way.”
He goes on to say;
That’s what I said three years ago, in the joint press conference David Cameron and I gave on the first day of this coalition government. And as you’ll have noticed, some weeks are more bumpy and scrapy than others!
Some times we have fierce disagreements that leave people on both sides deeply frustrated. But given that this coalition is formed of two political parties with many widely differing beliefs and policies, that’s not exactly remarkable.
What I believe is remarkable is the resilience of this government, and the amount – bumps and scrapes notwithstanding – that we have achieved so far. We’ve shown that when it comes down to the real business of government, like creating jobs, balancing the budget and helping with the cost of living, we can act like grown ups and get things done.
From enabling people to earn a full £10,000 before they start paying income tax to helping create over a million new jobs, from investing billions in our schools to expanding apprenticeships on an unprecedented scale, this government has a record to be proud of.
So tell us the god news Nick
The "Bedroom Tax" which see single people either seeing huge cuts in their benefits or seek single room accommodation which is non existent in some areas.
Setting up tribunals to access whether people on sickness benefits are eligible for work in some cases seeing people taken off these benefits only to die a shortly after or Opel finding the agency that deals with them do not have wheelchair access.
Cutting funding to local authorities which means they have no option to cut jobs , wages or services.
Seeing the well off, getting a Tax rebate when you should be looking at executive pay.
Why do LibDem press releases only take credit for "enabling people to earn a full £10,000 " and not the measures that are seeing the already poorer members of our society having to go to food banks in order to eat.
Stanley Baldwin (on a suggestion by Kipling ) once said of the press:
"What the proprietorship of these papers is aiming at is power, and power without responsibility — the prerogative of the harlot through the ages".
It seems that the LibDems have no real power and take little responsibility - the prerogative they have enjoyed in the political memory of most electors for decades. Which has not changed even when they are in government.