There was a rumour circulating yesterday that senior Liberal Democrat politicians were in discussions with Tories about a possible parliamentary coalition/pact & well this gives a new take on as to why Tim Farron possibly resigned as Lib Dem leader, he hadn’t been keen on the last Tory/Lib Dem coalition & publicly stated prior to the general election he wasn’t keen on doing it all over again, whereas those possibly lining up to replace Farron as Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson, Vince Cable & Norman Lamb all served as ministers in the Tory/Lib Dem coalition government of 2010 – 2015.
If the Lib Dems do go back into coalition or reach some kind of confidence & supply arrangement with the Tories then it would definitely be the death nail for the Liberal Democrats, I mean haven’t they learnt that propping up the Tories in government is the road to ruin for them, they took a pounding at the ballot box at the 2015 General Election for having gone into the coalition with the Tories & the great Liberal Democrat fightback didn’t materialise at the general election just gone because peeps likely didn’t trust the Lib Dems wouldn’t end up again propping up the Tories in government.
I could well believe the Tories are trying to appeal to the Lib Dems to prop them up in government rather then having MPs from Democratic Unionists do so as there’s opposition all round to having the DUP doing so including from within the Tory Party, it’s just that LGBTQ peeps would consider Theresa May having the DUP propping up her government as a slap in the face considering how bigoted the DUP are towards the LGBTQ community, there’s a warning that such a deal could put the Good Friday Agreement in jeopardy & that could have dire consequences for Northern Ireland as in the possible return of terrorist atrocities etc there.
Who’d of thought Gerry Adams & John Major would both be in agreement in opposing the Tories having the DUP prop them up in government.
Of course might say quit your whining & put a gun to my head & ask would I prefer the DUP to prop the Tories or the Lib Dems do so? My reply would be pull the trigger as I’d prefer another general election & funny enough Theresa May might be planning on calling another general election in October or November as an email has gone out to Tory parliamentary candidates who just stood as candidates in this month’s general election to reapply to be prospective parliamentary candidates by July 10th.
Theresa May took us all by surprise by calling the snap general election just hone & though many pundits reckon she won’t call an autumn general election, one gets the feeling one way or another we are heading for another general election in the very near future.