Hard to feel terribly sorry for Britain’s Liberal Democrat Party:
Liberal Democrats have taken ‘big knocks’, says Nick Clegg
Lib Dem leader admits party taking brunt of anger at coalition amid worst local elections performance in 30 years
The Liberal Democrats appear to have suffered their worst performance at the polls in 30 years, suffering heavy losses across the north of England, Scotland and Wales.
Nick Clegg admitted his party was taking the brunt of the blame for a perception that the coalition government is dragging Britain back to the Thatcherism of the 1980s.
The Liberal Democrat leader and deputy prime minister said the party had taken “big knocks” in the local elections.
Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. Junior coalition parties propping up regressive right wing 80’s retread governments — wherever you may be — look to the Lib Dems and beware…
Update: As widely predicted, the aggressive and cynical campaign against the (somewhat proportional) AV voting system was also successful, another slap in the face to the Lib Dems.