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here is brillo interviewing the limp dem chairman, tim farron who has been accusing the tories of being all sorts of nasty things before his adoring audience. he cant answer a single question in a consistent coherent manner. absolutely zero conviction and does the usual politician trick of keeping on talking so that the audience dont remember what charge the interviewer was putting to him in the first place. to me he is everything the libdems stand for. good for shouting in opposition and coming up with meaningless, unfeasible schemes, but panicking in govt and worried witless about how the electorate,media etc will react. even ed millipede seems a bit braver than him.

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The title of the thread is rather vague, as it seems to encompass the whole of Parliament.

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The title of the thread is rather vague, as it seems to encompass the whole of Parliament.

Yes it was quite exciting opening this thread to find out which politician it referred to. Well, kind of. I'll get me coat.

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Seems to be a lot of anti lib dem voters on here recently. :D

When voting it seems to be a case of which person do you dislike the least. Unless you have a candidate standing for the monster raving loony party, who is somewhat likeable, goes to the pub and whilst taking the piss, talks more sense than the rest of them laugh.gif

That said, Nick Clegg seems to be orating better now, and he looks more healthy in himself, initially after joining the coalition, he looked like he was going to top himself or go bald within a year! Maybe he has died his hair and took up cocaine ph34r.gif

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What are they for?

First there was the election nobody won. David Cameron’s Torres moment. There’s the open goal. All he’s got to do is beat Gordon Brown. Gordon Brown, for God’s sake! And he fluffs it.

So what do the Liberals do? Preen for a couple of days, then go to Cameron, and they say, we’ll help you, Dave. We’ll help you form a government, and in return, we want this, and this, and lots of other stuff besides.

And what have they got? Voting reform? Nope. Mansion tax? Not a chance. Abolishing Trident? Not much sign of that. Phase out university fees? Oops. Break up the banks? Yes, in about nine years. VAT? We never said that. And the fifty pence tax band? Well, it was non-negotiable, then it was not until things are, let’s see now, much much better, oh, alright then, but only if replaced by something equivalent, like a tax on Dom Perignon or grouse shooting.

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Problem is, no-one really knows what the LibDems are for.

The two major parties, Labour and Conservative are clearly either side of the Capitalist/Socialist divide.

The other parties, BNP, Green, Plaid Cymru, SNP, and UKIP have clear agendas in their own spheres.

There is no room for LibDems, they generally come across as the squabbling party.

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I'm not a Lib Dem, but I thought he did a pretty good job of fending off what was poor journalism on the part of the interviewer. Pressing the point on questions of policy is one thing, trying to get someone to say they'd really rather be in coalition with the others if things had turned out differently is a "so what" situation.

Far from stupid either, some quick witted responses to the questions posed.

I think a better example of the embodiment of a useless stupid gutless politicial might be:

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here is brillo interviewing the limp dem chairman, tim farron who has been accusing the tories of being all sorts of nasty things before his adoring audience. he cant answer a single question in a consistent coherent manner. absolutely zero conviction and does the usual politician trick of keeping on talking so that the audience dont remember what charge the interviewer was putting to him in the first place. to me he is everything the libdems stand for. good for shouting in opposition and coming up with meaningless, unfeasible schemes, but panicking in govt and worried witless about how the electorate,media etc will react. even ed millipede seems a bit braver than him.

Rather than demonstrate a stupid gutless politician, I think this video actually demonstrates the stupid gutless media.

The media love a soundbite, so that's what politicians give them. Tim Farron gave a particularly good one with his marriage quip. The subsequent interview then does nothing to explore the issues and policies and instead focusses almost entirely on said soundbite with utterly pointless and superficial questions.

Complete frickin' circus void of any real debate.

Blame the media and our X-factor brainwashed public; we get the politicians we deserve.

The saddest thing that happened this year was the failure for AV to go through. It wasn't perfect but could have given us a whole lot more power as tr1ck5t3r said. Perhaps then we'd have slightly more debate and slightly less soundbites on our media tubes.

EDIT TO ADD: actually, I say the interview focusses entirely on that soundbite, but after the first several minutes of what word means what blah blah blah I couldn't watch anymore, so for all I know a few moments later they were discussing reforming capitalism for the 21st century and the link to eudaimonics.... but somehow I doubt it.

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