James Forsyth

Lib Dem activists less than gleeful about the coalition

Lib Dem activists less than gleeful about the coalition
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Last night, Liberal Democrats gathered for their traditional conference glee club. It is a light-hearted occasion with lots of communal singing and jokes. But some of the gags did seem to vocalise a certain unease about the coalition.

 

There was a very lusty rendition of a song that went like this, to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas:

On the first day of coalition

The Tories gave to me

A referendum on AV

On the second day of merger

The Tories gave to me

Absolutely zilch

And a referendum on AV

On the third day of coalition

The Tories gave to me

Sweet FA

Absolutely zilch

And a referendum on AV

 

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