National Press recognises that the Liberal Democrats, in the Coalition Government, has been a good successful moderating influence.
Local campaigner Bob Sullivan writes:
There are only two days to go.
Having been in finance for all of my working life it amazes me to hear the Labour Party and other parties trying to make out that the only way to get out of debt is to borrow more, and for the Tories way out of debt is to cut benefits for the poor and disabled but not ask for a penny from the rich.
The only sensible party is the Lib Dems – I hear you saying ‘He would say that’. Having seen the debates and the media coverage the Lib Dems would stop the Tories taking from the poor and Labour spending again money we do not have. But don’t believe what I say:
Please see below what the National papers are now saying about the Lib Dems. Seems a bit hypocritical as most of the time they have never missed a chance in trying to rubbish Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats. They have finally come to their senses in recognising that the people need to vote for the Lib Dems to bring about a stable Government and a fairer society.
Newspapers from across the political divide are united in their belief Liberal Democrats have been a force for good in government.
In their editorials, national titles recognise the Liberal Democrats achievements in Government and the stability the party has brought to the country in the last five years.
The newspapers also acknowledge that in the inevitability of a hung parliament, the Liberal Democrats will anchor Britain in the centre ground and stop a lurch to the right or the left.
Many of the Government’s achievements are owed to the Liberal Democrats. The party has been “a force for progress”. The Coalition deserves another chance.
The Financial Times
The country would benefit from Liberal Democrat “moderation” in Westminster” – in seats where the Lib Dems are challenging “we would vote tactically for them.”
The best hope for the country is for the Conservatives to team up with the Liberal Democrats again. Vote for Nick Clegg in Sheffield Hallam.
…the next Commons would be enhanced by the presence of Lib Dem MPs.” Vote for the Liberal Democrats in Tory-facing seats.
Nick Clegg and his Lib Dem colleagues deserve to stay. Tory supporters in Labour-Lib Dem marginals “may wish to vote for the Lib Dem candidate”.
Where only the Lib Dems can beat Labour, “give the Lib Dems your vote this time”.
The best hope for Britain is with a continuation of the Coalition
Lib Dems tempered Tory excess and delivered the last government’s greatest success with a tax-free allowance worth £800.
Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg said:
As we enter the final stretch of the campaign, more and more people are recognising that only the Liberal Democrats can keep Britain safe, stable and fair.
Everybody knows that no one will win the election outright, so the big question you face is: who do you want influencing the next Government?
Do you want an unstable minority government with either UKIP or the SNP dragging Britain off to the extremes of left and right, or do you want the Liberal Democrats to keep
Britain in the stable centre-ground?
Our party has put the country first and shown that coalitions can be strong and stable.
It’s wonderful that even our harshest critics now acknowledge the Liberal Democrats have been, and will be, a force for good in British public life.
Thank you for taking an interest
Bob Sullivan Lib Dem Focus Team
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