Voting LibDem - the clincher
If you are not put off the Liberal Democrats by their anti-Semitism, their kleptocratic, quangocratic, bueaucratic and Eurocratic policies, their proposed amnesty for illegal immigrants (i.e. more and more Muslims) by the fact that Nick Clegg believes that Britain was no better than Germany in WW2, and that the Islamic call to prayer is as "beautiful as Church bells" and that LibDem values are Arab values, then here's the clincher: The Guardian backs Nick Clegg:
Citizens have votes. Newspapers do not. However, if the Guardian had a vote in the 2010 general election it would be cast enthusiastically for the Liberal Democrats. It would be cast in the knowledge that not all the consequences are predictable, and that some in particular should be avoided. The vote would be cast with some important reservations and frustrations. Yet it would be cast for one great reason of principle above all.
After the campaign that the Liberal Democrats have waged over this past month, for which considerable personal credit goes to Nick Clegg, the election presents the British people with a huge opportunity: the reform of the electoral system itself. Though Labour has enjoyed a deathbed conversion to aspects of the cause of reform, it is the Liberal Democrats who have most consistently argued that cause in the round and who, after the exhaustion of the old politics, reflect and lead an overwhelming national mood for real change.
Proportional representation – while not a panacea – would at last give this country what it has lacked for so long: a parliament that is a true mirror of this pluralist nation, not an increasingly unrepresentative two-party distortion of it. The Guardian has supported proportional representation for more than a century. In all that time there has never been a better opportunity than now to put this subject firmly among the nation's priorities. Only the Liberal Democrats grasp this fully, and only they can be trusted to keep up the pressure to deliver, though others in all parties, large and small, do and should support the cause. That has been true in past elections too, of course. But this time is different. The conjuncture in 2010 of a Labour party that has lost so much public confidence and a Conservative party that has not yet won it has enabled Mr Clegg to take his party close to the threshold of real influence for the first time in nearly 90 years.
This time – with the important caveat set out below – the more people who vote Liberal Democrat on 6 May, the greater the chance that this will be Britain's last general election under a first-past-the-post electoral system which is wholly unsuited to the political needs of a grown-up 21st-century democracy.
Proportional representation means that the Tories will never again be in power, because the LibDems will always get into bed with Labour. It means more bureaucracy, Eurocracy, kleptocracy, quangocracy, anti-Semitism, "beautiful Arab values" and more and more Muslims. Loads of them.
Is that what you want?
Posted on 04/30/2010 5:28 PM by Mary Jackson