From today every Lib Dem MP, Councillor, activist or member has blood on their hands. Last night Lib Dem MPs voted to strip vital and often life saving benefits from cancer patients and children with disabilities.
The objections from the Lords to the most insiduous aspects of the Welfare Reform Bill will be over-ridden as Cameron and his lapdogs ram-raid the bill into law. With suicides already taking place due to the UK’s increasingly vicious welfare policy, even more people will take their own lives rather than face indignity and poverty.
Ten of thousands of people are to be made homeless at a stroke, many of them children. Disabled people and people with life-threatening conditions may find themselves forced onto workfare schemes, stacking shelves in Poundland for no pay. The untold suffering this Bill will bring, in a country with already one of the strictest and least generous welfare regimes in the western world, cannot yet begun to be imagined.
Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith must be laughing their fucking heads off at their spineless coalition partners. Just like when they destroyed the educational chances of a generation, it will be the Liberal Democrats, not the Tories, who are remembered for unleashing devastation on the vulnerable.
Every Lib Dem member with a shred of conscience should immediately hand back their membership or know that they too are a part of this all out assault. The party that opposed the Iraq war has now chosen to wage war on our own children. Those who stay in the party in the hope of modifying the Tories approach or having some influence on the power dazzled Clegg and Cable are fully culpable for the actions of this government. If you are a member then remember this next time you see someone freezing in a shop doorway, or hear of a suicide due to the vicious health testing regime. You and your party did this and the suffering you have already caused cannot be undone by weasel words.
Will you be able to look the person who sells you the Big Issue in the eye knowing that you helped place them in that position. That the Party you support and you pay for is very likely responsible for them losing their homes. Should a friend or relative be diagnosed with cancer will you hold your head up high as their benefits are stripped away and they are forced to undergo chemotherapy whilst living on a pittance and being subjected to demeaning health testing and back to work interviews.
No matter how many intellectual or moral hoops you jump through there is no justification for this. If you stay in the Liberal Democrat Party after this you are scum and should be treated as such. However unlike Tory scum, whose intentions are clear, you are far worse. You are collaborators, scabs, traitors, treacherous vermin who turn their backs on their own community and morality in the vague hope that perhaps one day you too will get a ride in the Ministerial Limo.
There is no changing the party from within. You had a chance at that and failed and it’s now far too late. Clegg and Cable don’t care about you, or what you think, anymore than David Cameron does. And neither does anyone else. Whilst you remain in the Liberal Democrat Party your opinions are worthless. You can be as politically correct as you like and dutifully read the Guardian everyday – it means nothing when by your actions you have condemned millions to poverty, ill health and homelessness. You are rotting fetid vermin clinging onto the illusion of power for no reason other than that you didn’t haven’t the moral courage to do anything else when you had the chance. May your rancid hearts rot you from the inside out.
And all for what. For your stupid fucking badly timed referendum that has seen your precious electoral reform taken off the table for a generation. You are nothing now. Whether you die quietly in your sleep or are ripped apart in the street by your constituents, no tears will be shed for you.
So go back to your constituencies and prepare to die. Politically and morally you are bankrupt. Take your sandals, and your hemp clothing, and your fucking beards, and throw them on the pyre to burn along with your party and your principles. We will never forgive. And should the time come we will hunt you down like dogs.