Experience shows that you just can’t trust Lib Dems. They were elected to the present Parliament on the express ‘pledge’ NOT to increase university tuition fees in England. Not only did this pledge prove to be false, but the whole premiss of that promise has proved to be incorrect.
Recent revelations about the late Cyril Smith plus the mishandled complaints about Lord Reynard’s conduct, rightly or wrongly, have not exactly burnished the Lib Dem Party’s image.
The late Sir Cyril Smith, Lib Dem MP
With that kind of background, one should not really be surprised at the blatant conduct of Stephen Williams a Lib Dem elected to represent the Bristol West Constituency in England in trumpeting the self-interested awarding of special status to the ‘Cornish’. [What are the qualifications necessary to claim to be Cornish and with it special status we wonder?]
“The Cornish and Welsh are the oldest peoples on this island and as a proud Welshman I look forward to seeing Saint Piran’s flag flying with extra Celtic pride on March 5 next year.” Mr Williams (ostensibly MP for Bristol West in England) is reported as having said. His part in this matter and his outburst must seem pretty queer conduct to any patriotic English person.
Stephen Williams MP for Bristol West
There is a certain arrogant, insouciant callousness about Williams’ unnecessary utterance which contrasts markedly with the acute sensitivity which many Welsh people display whenever they feel their interests have not received due consideration.
Would voters in Bristol West have elected Williams had they been aware of his anti-English attitude? One would like to believe they would not have elected a candidate with views so hostile to England’s interests. One hopes that this situation will be rectified at the next general election in 2015.
We repeat our assertion that England should [must] be represented and governed by the English if we are to receive anything remotely like fair and equitable treatment.