Monday, 19 April 2010

Quote of the Day (Greased Pig edition)

The Independent's Bruce Anderson writes:

"Chris Patten once said that trying to argue with Liberals was a hazardous business: a bit like insulting the vicar and then agreeing to wrestle with the greased pig at the village fête."

With Clegg-mania now sweeping the country, a number of commenters have asked what this could mean for the election here in Anglesey. A very good question - and one which Druid will return to in a new post shortly. Watch this space!


John Vooght said...

Whilst we wait, how about:

Voting Lib. Dem. will give you:

(a) A party that opposes nuclear power and the on-site storage of the toxic waste that nobody knows what to do with, or how to pay for even if they did. Jobs are one thing. Creating a legacy of nuclear waste that our kids will have to manage forever more is quite another. Only Lib.Dems. are up-front on their opposition to nuclear.

(b) Mostly honest MPs; most of the crooks were Labour and Tory.

(c) A break with the brainless 'oh, my dad voted Labour, so I may as well vote for them as well'.

(d)A party that may well be in a position to strongly influence anyone that, as seems likely, ends up with a tiny majority or no majority.

(e) Honesty and integrity on the economy. It's all very well for Gordon to say he's the big-hitter on the economy, when it was he (and the Tories) who kept on banging the 'light touch regulation' mantra for years whilst things went quietly pear-shaped.

(f) A party that believes in proportional representation - ending the wholly unjust 'first past the post' system.

Anonymous said...

The Tories, on the other hand, are more like wrestling with a greased vicar.....

The Druid of Anglesey said...

JV - we will be taking a look at what recent Clegg-mania means for the election in Anglesey shortly....