Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Don't join the xenophobes, Nick
It is hard to believe that recent statements by Cameron, Clegg and Miliband on immigration were spontaneously synchronous. Perhaps they were just responding to each other. More likely they were all responding to UKIP's performance in Eastleigh. Nick Clegg's statement came first. Wrong and foolish, Nick. We don't want the xenophobe vote and, even if we did, we wouldn't get it. Farage would. Far better to talk sense about immigration and its benefits, like President Obama and like Francesca Montemaggi in her blog Blunt and Disorderly. Simon Titley also analyses Nick Clegg's attempts to change Liberal Democrat policy unilaterally on the Liberator blog.
Don't do it, Nick. We won't let you. We're still Liberals. As we used to say in the Young European Federalists, Xenophobes, Go Home !