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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 10:18 AM

18. The Lib Dems were to the left of Labour prior to Clegg

Nick Clegg took them into coalition with the Conservatives in return for a referendum on AV, which the Lib Dems lost quite badly. The coalition totally discredited the Lib Dems.

The effect of this on the Labour leadership contest? It was used as an example of why triangulation politics often fails to deliver by Corbyn supporters. While the collapse of the Lib Dems (and worse still, the rise of the SNP) was ignored by the Blairites.

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