Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Clegg tells opponents to'Vote Labour'

There are a group of people - they are perfectly free to do this in a free democratic society - who like to throw stones from the sidelines, who like to be associated with causes where there’s never a difficult decision needs to be made, who don’t actually like parties being in government. And who always scream ‘betrayal’ when any party goes into government.  
“In other words, people who like protest but not the reality of power. 
“And I make no apology of saying to those people, we are not the party for you. If people want just protest politics, if they want a sort of ‘I don’t like the world let me get off” party, they’ve got one. It’s called the Labour Party.”
Frankly, this is beyond parody from the leader of a party that for decades has been the resting place for voters who want to cast a safe protest vote for a party that has resolutely avoided government. 
The Labour Party is a party of government. We had thirteen years in government nationally and we've just got back into government in Birmingham, ousting a failed Liberal Democrat/Tory administration. If you want to see the realities of power, look at local government trying to cope with Clegg's cronies in power nationally. 

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