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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Lib Dem Coalition on Swansea Council

Today’s revelations in media must make painful reading and watching for the Lib Dems. As a party they have skilfully managed to create the perception that butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths. Must be something to do with the politics of Westminster where the Lib Dems have traditionally played the part of a little brother who ducks for cover whilst the two elder siblings go for it hammer and tongs.

Those of us involved in politics know the reality couldn’t be further from the truth, recall the ruthlessness with which they ousted Charles Kennedy last year. Third world despots would be proud of such a perfectly organised coup d'état.

Well as the old saying goes power corrupts – and as we are witnessing in Swansea where the Lib Dem council are in coalition with Independent Councillors who are plainly in it merely for the money. Ioan Richard my sources inform me is not the sort of guy you mess with if you catch my drift, and perhaps that explains why it wasn’t the Lib Dems who leaked his e mail to the press in which he recommends stitching up every committee meeting just so that he can get a few extra quid.

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