Lib Dem leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, delivered a defiant speech to close the party conference in Glasgow today, urging voters to “forget all the broken promises and dreams”
Mr Clegg begged voters not to judge his party “by the one policy we couldn’t deliver in Government, or by the countless policies we did deliver in Government, but by all the false promises we will give you for the next time we’re in Government.”
The Lib Dems came under furious attack after U-turning on their pledge not to raise tuition fees, as well as failing in their promises to protect the NHS, reform the House of Lords, and maintain the 50p tax rate for the richest in the country.
“It is not about what we have or haven’t done, it’s about what we will continue not to do,” he added.
Mr Clegg was supported at the podium by a long weight – donated by Lib Dem supporters – due to a disease that meant his backbone turned to jelly as soon as it touched power.
“Living without a spine is difficult, but I won’t let it affect my inability to run this party,” he told the audience of 6 people.
The Lib Dem Party Conference will close out tonight with a school disco. Special guest DJs include DJ Ali C (aka Alistair Carmichael MP, Secretary of State for Scotland) and DJ Dizzle Fizzle (aka MP Don Foster).
Tickets cost just £10 (or £9,000 for students) and are available at www.libdemdisco.co.uk