If you think 2015 was a tough year for the Labour Party, just imagine being a Lib/Dem!
It’s worth reminding ourselves that this once great British institution went from being a party of government in 2010, to suffering a virtual wipe-out
five years later. With 57 seats in the coalition government and several respected heavyweights in their ranks, the Lib/Dems had enviable influence between 2010 and 2015. Influence today’s Labour Party can only dream about.
Now reduced to just eight seats and saddled with a leader who lacks gravitas or any kind of public profile, it is a party in permanent decline.
Starved of publicity, mainly due to the overwhelming media interest in Labour’s public imploding and lacking its big beasts, most of whom were expunged at the 2015 general election, the Lib/Dems seem to be heading in the same direction as one of those popular, but now out of date 1960s
Yes, they could try a revival, but they’re never the same as the original.