Lib Dem Councillor quits, citing Clegg’s “cringing and clearly insincere apology”

4th December, 2012 3:03 pm

Another day, another Lib Dem councillor resignation. The latest comes from “one of the Isle of Wight’s most high-profile Liberal Democrats”, Bob Blezzard, who launched the following public attack on Clegg in a strongly worded resignation letter:

“Failure to honour the pledge on tuition fees, when you did not even take advantage of your negotiated agreement to abstain, has done incalculable damage to the reputation of the party and to public trust in it. The damage was compounded by your cringing and clearly insincere apology, which resulted in you rightly being publicly lampooned.”

“The cutback in support for among the poorest and most vulnerable in society by cutting council tax benefit by ten per cent while cutting tax for millionaires only reinforces my concern you are simply following a Tory agenda with a few crumbs being thrown to the Lib Dems to keep members quiet.”

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