Labour today seized on Nick Clegg's much-mocked apology on tuition fees, releasing a dossier of the Lib Dem record in government.
Titled “What have the Liberal Democrats REALLY done for you” (pdf), it says it’s “time for Mr Clegg and the Liberal Democrats to accept their share of the blame” for the failures of the coalition, and that:
“It’s time for a proper apology.”
The document (pdf) highlights policy by policy the party’s record on tax, jobs and growth, education, crime, older people and families, health, environment and transport, international development, fair politics and equality.
It cites the main failures as:
• The longest double-dip recession since the Second World War;
• A million young people unemployed;
• A tax cut for millionaires;
• A massive top-down reorganisation of the NHS.
Clegg himself suffered further ignominy with an autotune remix of his apology:
Nick Clegg: The gift that keeps giving.Like this article? Sign up to Left Foot Forward's weekday email for the latest progressive news and comment - and support campaigning journalism by making a donation today.
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