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Liberal Democrats sorely missed

28th Aug 2015

Sir, Your correspondents Imran Shah and Masuma Rahim rightly note how the Lib Dems faced a catastrophe at the elections, for working with the Conservatives for 5 years in the
Coalition.

Yet in the weeks since the Election, and with an untamed Tory Government, we can already see how sorely the Lib Dems are missed. We see a Budget favouring the rich, the proposed scrapping of the European Human Rights guarantee, and the potential turmoil of a referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the EU. All these were blocked in the previous Coalition by the Lib Dems, who also got detention of asylum seekers’ children abolished.

We faced a huge deficit, a growing mountain of Riba-linked Debt, not as bad a Greece, but it had to be addressed. Liberal Democrats courageously went into the Coalition knowing that they would be punished by their traditional, anti-Tory voters, putting country before Party. The deepest recession in the UK since the 1930s made the times very tough, but I believe history will judge the Lib Dems decision more favourably than the electorate.
Yours,
Md Sabir Rahman
Bedford

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