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The Daily Toad: Proudly disseminating sensationalised rubbish since 1645. 12th Dec 2010.

Lib Dems take flak for
Tuition Fee rise
Tories 'Can't believe luck'

Prime Minister and other Conservative grandees were astonished at their good fortune yesterday during the fifth straight week that Nick Clegg and the Lib-Dems have taken all the hate, bile and flak for the tory's policy decisions.

"Quite frankly, we are delighted," said a gleeful Mr Cameron yesterday, "it really couldn't have turned out better. With Clegg taking all the flak that should be coming to us, we can get on with what we are good at - increasing the social divide, and looking after number one. Don't forget," he added with a laugh, "it's our policy, and the Lib-Dem 'no fees rise' pledge was really only if they got in power, which they didn't - they came third. Boy, what a bunch of Patsies."

Mr Clegg's supporters remained angry over the role of bullet-magnet for the Deputy Prime Minister, but admitted there was little they could do.

"Unfortunately the newspapers and the public have been trained to simplify serious issues to the point where they resemble an episode of Wacky Races," said a top Lib Dem yesterday, "and someone has to be Dick Dastardly and Muttley."

"Once there is a villain to become a hate figure, he added, "it's all very easy. We saw the same thing with the credit crunch, and the war in Iraq - instead of attempting to understand the broader issues of a sated and complacent society eager to export their world view, we simply set up convenient villains like Sir Fred Goodwin and Tony Blair to abrogate our own personal and very collective responsibility. It's simplistic, and quite frankly, intellectually lazy."

Josh Hatchett, reporting for The Toad.


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