Timmy Farron resigned yesterday as leader of the Liberal Democrats, so the Lib Dems are now leaderless but hey what’s fucking new, anyways not surprised am I as Farron was never exactly leadership materiel was he & after the great Lib Dem fightback didn’t quite materialise last week at the general election it was only a matter of time before he resigned, I’m only surprised it took nearly a week for him to chuck in the towel.
So there’s now of course speculation as to who will replace Farron as Liberal Democrat leader, as if it really matters being as the Lib Dems are just as politically inconsequential post GE2017 as they were prior, however (I’m actually being serious here) has Tim Farron stepped down as Liberal Democrat leader for Tony Blair to step up to replace him as Tony Blair has been hinting at a return to having a more active role in British politics post Brexit & there has also been chatter of a new Blairite party being formed which would be Tory in all but name, well it would make sense for Blairites to just usurp the Lib Dems as many Lib Demd are just Tories in denial & it would be more constructive then sticking around within Labour constantly trolling against & plotting against the Jeremy Corbyn leadership.
If Tony Blair isn’t going to return to an active role as Lib Dem leader then I guess the next Liberal Democrat leader will likely be Vince Cable as that’s going to make any real difference to the fact that the Lib Dems are politically inconsequential especially in the wake of the return to strength of the two party duopoly at Westminster, in fact its because of the return very much of two party duopoly that the Lib Dems need to get back to advocating for radicalism of electoral reform & other issues the Tories & Labour aren’t going to be campaigning on.
It might not be Labour Party policy but electoral reform & in particular the introduction of proportion should be, however in the meantime the onus very much falls to the Lib Dems to push for the induction of proportional representation for elections to the House of Commons, I just think if we had proportional representation it would in fact help save our democracy as it would give far more importance to the votes of all not just the votes of peeps living in key marginal constituencies, seems to me that because peeps don’t think their vote counts its just encouraging disillusionment with the democratic system & in the long term that can have detrimental consequences throughout society.
Its hard to believe considering what a corporate boresome empty shell of a party the Lib Dems currently are because of Nick Clegg & the other Orange Bookers taking over the party & destroying it by leading them into government with the Tories, there was a time not so long ago that the Lib Dems were the progressive choice on the ballot paper proposing the most interesting ideas, oh I’m definitely happy with the state of the Labour Party & the British political left post GE2017, but I can’t help feeling a tad sorry for what has become of the Lib Dems.