Lib Dems fear guilt by association with Osborne
Liberal Democrat ministers have warned that the Conservatives will inflict lasting political damage to Nick Clegg’s party if voters think the coalition Government is relishing the task of cutting public spending.
Although the Cabinet has agreed to try to blame the cuts on its inheritance from Labour, senior Lib Dems are worried that some Tory politicians – including George Osborne, the Chancellor – give the impression they are on a Thatcherite mission to shrink the state.
One Liberal Democrat minister warned yesterday: “If we look as though we are enjoying it, we’re dead. We have to take people with us.”
Hahaha! Lib-Dem support may well be below 10% soon….