Thursday, 30 April 2009

Tom Harris has a bad attack of sour grapes....

. The entire Liberal Democrat blogsphere has been celebrating the important and just victory of our motion on the Gurkhas. Rightly, Clegg was also praised for his performance at PMQ's yesterday where he displayed clear passion speaking on an issue he obviously truly believes in and rightly so; in-short, though I am known to take issue with Clegg when I think he is wrong, he deserved the praise heaped on him today.

So, reading Tom Harris's blog rather annoyed me to say the least. Harris, who obviously supported the government today describes Clegg as a 'mug' for allegedly being 'elbowed-aside' by David Cameron. It's worth noting at this juncture that the government was not just defeated by the combination of the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives but also by a rebellion on the Labour benches. So, you would think that rather than exploding in a fit of rage, Harris would show some humility as the government has been forced to do in response to the vote.

Wrong. Harris launches a rather vicious attack in what can only be described as a deeply childish outburst;

"So, when the victor was enjoying his well-earned spoils what does he do? He lets Cameron elbow his way to share the glory.

What a mug!!"

What we are really seeing here is how deeply scared this government should be of what happened to it today. Iain Dale reported earlier how Labour MP's walked past whips 'laughing'. In other words discipline has completely broken down in the government ranks and significant numbers of Labour MP's are prepared to vote with their convictions as opposed to their party line. Good on them. However, this can only spell the end for the government; expect defeat after defeat for it in the Commons. The air of crisis that surrounds this government just won't dissipate and if it loses the expenses vote today then all things become possible; it becomes possible that either a snap election will be called or Cameron will be sufficiently emboldened to table a motion of no confidence.

This really is the beginning of the end and the quicker this government goes the better....

3 comments:

Richard T said...

Tom Harris gives every impression of being a member of the human race which he surely is but if you sit with central belt stalinist numpties and vote with central belt stalinist numpties, something may rub off. In this case, it probably has since no Scottish Labour member voted for the motion.

Darrell G said...

Lol Richard, very true....to be fair I do think has blog is OK but really this was quite a bad and totally undeserved attack on Clegg and it does rather reflect a bunker mentality that is developing around the government...

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