British Liberals sell out to militarism, xenophobia

This video from Britain is called CND Demonstrate in Parliament Square (London) against Trident missiles.

Britain: Peace campaigners have accused the Liberal Democrats of cynically selling out their voters and party activists on Trident and the war in Afghanistan: here.

The Liberal Democrats have dropped their policy of offering an amnesty to “illegal” immigrants under a new coalition government deal which seeks to implement a cap on non-European migrant workers: here.

THE National Union of Students (NUS) yesterday issued a warning to Liberal Democrat MPs that they must keep their promises to their constituents to vote against any increase in fees in the next Parliament, as party activists seek to challenge the Cameron-Clegg coalition agreement: here.

The new Conservative-Liberal government coalition: here.

It’s remarkable just how soon the cracks in the cobbled-together right-wing coalition of Tories and Lib Dems are beginning to show: here.

FRANK Field, the notorious Labour party right winger has joined the Tory coalition and is to be its ‘Poverty Tsar’, no doubt bringing back the hated means testing and work camps of the 1930s national government: here.

Peace campaigners will join Muslim community organisations and anti-racist activists in a one-day conference next month to prepare for a potential rise in Islamophobia as the new government steps up war efforts in the Middle East: here.

Acting Labour Party leader Harriet Harman has condemned Prime Minister David Cameron for urging anonymity for men accused of rape: here.

10 thoughts on “British Liberals sell out to militarism, xenophobia

  1. Clegg, we’re not fooled

    Liberal Democrat shenanigans over a mansion tax make clear that, when they proposed it, it was intended only as an electoral ploy, along with the pledge not to increase student tuition fees.

    To propose an amendment backing the principle while rejecting a Labour proposal to implement the tax might seem tactically clever inside the House of Commons, but it will take few tricks outside the Westminster bubble.

    Given that their Tory partners will never back a mansion tax, do the Liberal Democrats believe that the electorate will in consequence return them as the largest party at the next election to deliver it?

    Not a chance. Voters are seeing through the hypocrisy of pre-poll radicalism and post-election conservatism and will deliver a harsh judgement on Nick Clegg’s crew as soon as they can.


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