Those ‘invisible’ Lib Dem ministers

The Sunday Telegraph is telling readers that its survey shows Liberal Democrat cabinet ministers are far less likely to be recognised by ordinary voters than their Conservative counterparts. The article goes on to say that “the findings will prompt renewed concern among both party activists and MPs who already fear that playing second fiddle to the Tories could rob the party of its distinct identity and lead to a loss of recognition.”

Big deal.  The real story here is that these ‘invisible’ ministers, such as Vince Cable (have you noticed how the BBC has reverted to calling him Dr Cable?) and Chris Huhne, are nevertheless having a corrosive effect on the country.

Cable wants a graduate tax where people who have worked hard for a degree could end up paying back much more than their degrees cost – just because they can and he thinks the state is entitled to everything we have.  He has ccontinued on a similar theme by loudly calling for greater redistribution of wealth, rather than grasping that people can become better off if they have the incentive of keeping more of what they earn.

Meanwhile Huhne is presiding over the disintegration of our energy generation capability.  He is firmly locked into an other-worldly fantasy where only wind turbines, inefficient and unreliable, are worthy of huge numbers of our tax pounds in subsidy, while proven and fundamentally essential nuclear power gets not one penny.

They may be invisible, but these MPs – hailing from an oddball party that is an electoral joke and was overwhelmingly rejected at the polls  – have a prominent and worrying role in government thanks to David Cameron.  They were needed on side in order for Cameron to achieve his personal ambition of becoming Prime Minister.  Cameron may have realised his goal, but it is we ordinary people who will suffer the consequences of the destructive idiocy of these Lib Dems.

2 Responses to “Those ‘invisible’ Lib Dem ministers”

  1. 1 Tufty 08/08/2010 at 8:51 pm

    Oddball party – spot on. This may be what causes the coalition to fall apart. Hope so – should be entertaining – especially if Labour elect another ghastly freak as leader.

  2. 2 cosmic 11/08/2010 at 8:43 pm

    It’s been my observation that LibDems are in general, awfully nice people proposing painless solutions, which they could afford to, because they had a damned good idea they would never have to step up to the plate and implement them. Now they are, there will be a sorting between the committed dreamboats and those who have a taste for power, or at least office.

    Cameron seems distinctly more comfortable with accommodating the LibDems than with dealing with large sections of his own party. I think there’s a strong likelihood that the coalition will resolve itself as a ConLib Party with elements of the Labour Party joining the exciting new development and the right of the Conservative Party, who’ve finally had enough, splitting off. The ideological differences between the Cameroons and the LibDems will prove surprisingly plastic as they forge the “Third Way” which Blair talked about.

    The mania for degrees of any standard and any description, and the advantage they are supposed to give, is rooted back in the 60s when the calculations of superior graduate earnings were valid. A lot of young people are being enticed into a cruel con.

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