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Politician subtitled for honesty

Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, September 22nd, 2012 - 14 comments
Categories: humour, uk politics - Tags: ,

When parties that claim to have a social conscience end up propping up right-wing governments it doesn’t usually end well. Here is the Lib Dems leader Nick Clegg, apologising to his supporters for breaking a core promise. He has been subtitled for honesty:

Background details here, and other parody variants of the video here.

14 comments on “Politician subtitled for honesty”

  1. Colonial Viper 1

    One of the largest political disasters of the year. Better than even chance that Clegg’s gone before the next election.

    • mike e 1.1

      And with that the Tories as well, the Tories don’t have a majority and one way or another the lib dems will implode and either change allegiances and form another coalition.Or force an early election unlikely though because the longer these pratts stay in power the less popular they become!

      • bbfloyd 1.1.1

        Now we know where little johnny banks is headed….. Propping up corrupt, and incompetent tory governments is his stock in trade now…. He’s got a certificate from the business round table to legitimise his qualifications….

        Cameron will love that little helping hand from his “great mate”…

  2. ianmac 2

    Pity some of Key’s double speak could not be treated in a similar fashion. Very funny/sad actually.

  3. Clegg has been a disaster. He will not be around much longer.
    He would be better supporting the Labour Party, or at least what is left of it, to bolster support.
    But that will trigger a General Election which could backfire.

    • mike e 3.1

      fortran maybe not if the Scottish nationalist party join in a coalition but either way Clegg is history

  4. Dr Terry 4

    Well, Clegg, so much for your “sincerity”. Your going with the Tories was a not pretty grab at power.
    Please do not change your allegiance to National in hope of winning acceptance from Labour. I would hope that no Labour Party of dignity would ever want you anywhere near it. If you are so terribly sorry about your broken promise(s), how about you get out now and leave the Tories to their fate?

  5. blue leopard 5

    There are about 2-3 leaders of political parties in Britain that look the same,
    … and not dissimilar from Mr Key

    …what is that all about?

    are they clones? or did they come off the same 3d printer?

    The least the designers could do is ensure a few defining features to make it a little easier to tell them apart

    • Olwyn 5.1

      I’ve thought the same thing. Somewhere around 2008 the English-speaking world stopped having politicians for political party leaders and replaced them with brand representatives.

      • Colonial Viper 5.1.1

        that’s what Lange was.

        • blue leopard 5.1.1.1

          Olwyn. Yeah! Brand representatives!

          CV I recall Lange having a make-over, but this is different…or at least its a few years down the track and the branding exercise is becoming more efficient…to the point of the features on the guys’ faces becoming similar too.

          It is very sad that a mediocre, clean cut, white male with a look like he’s never lost his baby fat and devoid of any salient features continues to be what is sellable.

          I guess this reflects what us voters continue to find the most palatable. Junk politics. All form, no substance; what a sad, sad state of affairs

  6. xtasy 6

    Pay attention, please, Blinglish, Hone Key, Paula Bandit Benefit, and so forth, it may be your call for YOu Tube next!

    • Scintilla 6.1

      “Paula Bandit Benefit” !! LMAO!

      I’m thinking Pink Floyd’s “Money” for Shonkey …”I’m all right, Jack, keep ya hands off of my stack.”

  7. xtasy 7

    Dotcom has spared a few top prospective You Tube sparring mates in the politosphere in NZ. He may come up with a new, invigorating one soon, featuring a wider selection of muppets from the House of Partition.

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