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Published on May 6th, 2011 | by Lara Cronshaw
Image © [caption id="attachment_2097" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Happier Times"]Happier Times[/caption] So... it’s looking like tough times lie ahead for Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems, after a less than successful day at the polls. At the time of writing the Lib Dems had lost 606 councillors,  9 councils and a whole lot of face. None the less, they are still one half of the coalition that is leading the country and are therefore they shouldn’t be disregarded. Arguably, it can be understood why the Lib Dems fell massively out of favour most dramatically so within Clegg’s own constituency; yes perhaps he did have to compromise more than originally desired, however isn’t that the point of a coalition government, or at least the inevitable nature of it? Whether or not we are to believe that Cameron fully supported the No to AV leaflets, that relentlessly cornered Clegg, Cameron did not at any point take his foot off the pump pressing on top of his deputies head... it is fair to say his approach has been less than gentle. In the aftermath of what has become a dirty and messy fight, does Clegg, given all of his prior misgiving have grounds to step up an notch in terms of what he demands or at least, for now, expects from his part in the coalition and for it to materialise somewhat more apparently in the future and furthermore for it to aid to the future success of this political relationship... if there is ever to be one. It seems like the fair answer is yes; Ed Milliband suggested more than just a few flaws in the Tory / Lib Dem leadership tactics over the last few months, it seems from a public perspective, the decisions have been falling in favour of the Tory’s, a prime example is the No to AV vote. It’s about time Cameron and Clegg worked as more of a partnership for the sake of everyone. Less controversies and more conversation!

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Clegg to counteract Cameron’s callousness?

Happier Times

Happier Times

So… it’s looking like tough times lie ahead for Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems, after a less than successful day at the polls. At the time of writing the Lib Dems had lost 606 councillors,  9 councils and a whole lot of face. None the less, they are still one half of the coalition that is leading the country and are therefore they shouldn’t be disregarded.

Arguably, it can be understood why the Lib Dems fell massively out of favour most dramatically so within Clegg’s own constituency; yes perhaps he did have to compromise more than originally desired, however isn’t that the point of a coalition government, or at least the inevitable nature of it? Whether or not we are to believe that Cameron fully supported the No to AV leaflets, that relentlessly cornered Clegg, Cameron did not at any point take his foot off the pump pressing on top of his deputies head… it is fair to say his approach has been less than gentle.

In the aftermath of what has become a dirty and messy fight, does Clegg, given all of his prior misgiving have grounds to step up an notch in terms of what he demands or at least, for now, expects from his part in the coalition and for it to materialise somewhat more apparently in the future and furthermore for it to aid to the future success of this political relationship… if there is ever to be one.

It seems like the fair answer is yes; Ed Milliband suggested more than just a few flaws in the Tory / Lib Dem leadership tactics over the last few months, it seems from a public perspective, the decisions have been falling in favour of the Tory’s, a prime example is the No to AV vote. It’s about time Cameron and Clegg worked as more of a partnership for the sake of everyone. Less controversies and more conversation!

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