I saw this comment from Nick Clegg at the weekend, the former Deputy Prime Minister and former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, and thought to myself is he taking the piss.
This is the same Nick Clegg who signed up to the Vow in the Daily Record during the referendum. Of course every promise made during the referendum has been met, only in the shittiest way possible in the most opposite of ways possible. Better Together (Clegg, Miliband and Cameron) promised Scotland would be safe in the EU (brexit), that shipyard jobs were safe (frigates delayed and reduced), that civil service jobs would be safe (17.5% lost), the UK would protect the vulnerable (12 billion welfare cuts), and lets not forget EVEL (English Votes for English Laws). Nick Clegg who abandoned all Liberal policies like Proportional Representation for the ill fated trap that was the Alternative Vote Referendum, his fairer taxes pledge meant tax cuts for millionaires, all for the ministerial car.
This is Nick Clegg who has the worst voting record in parliament, he has voted in a mere 14.5% of all divisions since the General Election. Nick Clegg when faced with a vote to send soldiers to war always voted for, voted against raising benefits in line with price rises, voted to reduce spending on welfare, voted against extra money for long-term unemployed young people. Nick when he bothered to vote voted for the increase in VAT, voted against his own parties mansion tax, voted for more trade union restrictions.
Nick Clegg calling for referendum promises to be shown for what they are makes me laugh. How can you trust Nick Clegg when he was one of the 25 Liberals who stabbed Charles Kennedy in the back and lied about tuition fees. A party that Charles Kennedy made more electable has been destroyed by a man who has no shame; in fact Nick Clegg is shameless.
So when Nick the liar Clegg wants to show up broken promises, he should start with September 2014 and the total betrayal of every no voter who trusted him, and the yes voters he made promises to. Nick Clegg and the truth just don’t go hand in hand. No wonder the Liberal Democrats have a long road back if they can get back at all.