I was a fan of the coalition, and felt that on balance the LibDems managed to rein in the more outrageous Tory tendencies.
The LibDems were treated poorly in the aftermath of the coalition, but thats just politics I guess, although this article gives me truth to their real effect in government.
I would have liked to have seen another coalition following the last election – I think the LibDems would have prevented the current sorry state of affairs…
By Campaign Agent Eric Kostadinov
The Lib Dems get a very bad reputation for their role in the coalition government, and the public made their feelings clear in 2015, reducing their share of the vote to a tiny 8%. But did the Lib Dem performance in government really warrant such a poor electoral outcome?
The Lib Dems made no major influence in government
Although Nick Clegg and co. were unable to do everything they would’ve liked in government, including abolishing tuition fees, they did manage to implement a sizeable chunk of their manifesto, without getting the accolades. The coalition policy to increase the threshold at which people start to pay income tax was a Lib Dem commitment and a cornerstone of their 2010 manifesto. The policy has been a major help for many low income earners. This, along with introducing the Pupil Premium, a policy aimed at granting extra funding…
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