'THE elections were bad, very bad," noted a senior and seasoned Liberal Democrat, "but the Coalition is still the only game in town." These are dark days for the LibDems, who earlier this month lost more than 300 seats in the local elections and who are languishing in the opinion polls at a measly 7% – on a par with UKIP.
Lord Oakeshott, the LibDem former Treasury spokesman, warned what another "hammering" would mean.
He said: "What matters is whether we can fight the next election as a nationwide, powerful, independent force, and if we have another year like this, we won't be able to."
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