Nick Clegg and Liberal democrats

Tonight, people on Twitter seem to be saying, marks the death of this political party and it seems in a way quite undeniable. Many here in the UK voted for them, feeling that New Labour had lost its way but not willing to vote for the conservatives which have always been seen as the nasty party, whose policies generally seem to make life tougher and less interesting for most of us (while certain sectors do very well). Those of us who did vote for the Libdems hoped, probably against our better judgement, that they were an enlightened, left-leaning, genuinely different party. However it seems that the politician’s will to power has triumphed over those ideals which we were rather hoping they would reintroduce into politics in the UK. I’m not sure about all the pros and cons of the new rise in higher education fees – it may turn out not nearly as bad as it looks – though the prinicple of it is pretty bad (lets’ get the younger generation to pay for the debts that we ran up through capitalistic greed etc.) But regardless of how this turns out, there is a huge sense of betrayal of the LibDems – or at least its leadership. I suspect they will never, ever get votes in any number again. I hope suited Mr Clegg enjoys the head rush of power while it lasts because it will never come his way again.