The usual wasted vote tripe is emanating from the tired old establishment parties. It’s a Pavlovian response to our existence but there you go. Last week we had Lord Adonis calling for Lib Dems to tactically vote Labour but no sense of reciprocity. It is this the arrogance of the Establishment that really disappoints me and lots of voters out there. We have poll after poll saying that Labour are in third place and that we are the principle challengers to the Tories.
Gordon Brown is saying that Clegg is having a honeymoon period just like he did. Well Gordon's honeymoon lasted much longer than the 16 days we have until polling day. I am sure he is justifiably afraid!
What is becoming evident is that no one is going to win a majority and that if you vote Lib Dem you get more Lib Dem influence.
Yesterday Carol Cadwaller of the Observer pointed out that Cameron was the Emperor with no clothes with his stance on Immigration. No immigration – No NHS! The Lib Dems want to allow in migrant workers who have already arranged jobs. Cameron wants a crude limit on numbers probably worked out on the back on an envelope.
Noting that in a few years that every school leaver in Tayside will have to work in the care industry in order to look after the frail elderly of that region, what happens when you reach the cap?
Do we turn our nose up at the nurses we need from abroad (currently 1 in 4 of the NHS) or do we take a sensible needs based approach. Liberal policies are eminently reasonable but as is often the case with complex issues of with real substance they take more than a sound bite to explain. If there are dangerous and dogmatic policies they are coming from both Labour and the Tories.