Liberal Democrats – The ‘Lifeboat’ In A Sea Of Falsehood?

Monday was the turn of Labour, yesterday was the Conservatives and today the focus was on what the Liberal Democrats would do for the country should they gain control of Parliament after the election.

Leader Nick Clegg described his manifesto as:

“… hope married to credibility, it is optimism in touch with reality.”

and you know what? he could well be the first party leader to be telling the truth; it is not half bad!

Whether the sums add up or not (as his rivals have been quick to claim), he and his deputy Vince Cable have not shied away from admitting there is a very strong possibility taxes will have to rise – but fairly. He described the manifestos of his rivals thus:

“They are treating people like fools, imagining that manifestos barely fit for a time of plenty are good enough for a time when money is tight.”

What was most noticeable, today, was that the venue for his own manifesto launch was not from a gimmicky location like Battersea but from the heart of the City of London.

What better location could you pick to send a message about financial reforms?

I liked the honesty and I like the way Nick Clegg is suddenly gaining credibility.

Just when I thought I would have trouble knowing who to vote for, I now have at least a glimmer of hope.

The time might finally have arrived when the Lib Dems stop being regarded as just a protest vote

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  • Keith Nevols

    Hi, thanks for your kind words about our party. I am your Liberal Democrat candidate (you should be hearing more from us soon). Please let me know if you have any questions.

    You can contact me on or read my blog on

  • Westerly21

    Hi Keith
    I was wondering when I would hear from your party…you are a week behind both the Cons and Labour.
    My doormat is feeling neglected!!

  • Keith Nevols

    I've contacted our regional HQ and the colour leaflets should be with you mid-late next week. (Every candidate is entitled to one freepost leaflet – and you have had Labour's).

    Meanwhile I will try to email you a copy of our Sheppey briefing which we gave out last Saturday in Sheerness High Street.

    We have been campaigning for three months and I have been racing around the constituency trying to speak to as many people as I can.

    But in case I don't get to you, feel free to ask anything.