The biggest failure was to lose the AV referendum. That's when I tore up my L-D party card after 30 years! (So it was the Liberal Party that I had joined.)But the lacklustre performance by L-Ds, the stupidity of having it on the same day as assembly elections, the failure to threaten Cameron BEFOREHand. Just this one victory would have justified Coalition. L-D failure justifies the wipeout.
«They felt that the outcome would a cut but not so big cut in the size of the party, with the benefit of the complete destruction of the "dem" component of the party. As to the latter: "mission accomplished!" But the price apparently was returning the size of the party to the "core" Liberal ethnic/tribal areas.»The probable next leader seems to think that this objective has been successful:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/generalelection/are-the-lib-dems-due-a-rebrand-next-leader-favourite-tim-farron-hints-party-could-change-name-to-just-the-liberals-10244074.html«Tim Farron, the bookies’ favourite to be named the party’s next leader, has hinted at a possible change of name from the Liberal Democrats to simply “the Liberals”»
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