Miliband tries to woo Lib Dems into anti-right alliance

first_img whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Miliband tries to woo Lib Dems into anti-right alliance Share Monday 13 December 2010 8:55 pm Show Comments ▼ ED Miliband yesterday tried to woo disaffected Liberal Democrats by calling on them to “work with Labour on issues of common interest”.Capitalising on last week’s bloody vote on tuition fees – which sparked the worst rebellion in the party’s history – Miliband said some Lib Dem MPs “fear their deal with the Tories is shifting the gravity of British politics to the right”.He said he was issuing his plea to those “that are reluctant to abandon ship but are concerned at the direction of their party”.“I invite them to work with us on issues of common interest,” he added. But Miliband’s overtures received short shrift from Tim Farron, the Lib Dem president-elect who voted against the coalition on tuition fees and who is seen as a left-wing standard-bearer for disgruntled colleagues. He said: “Why would any sane progressive give Labour a second glance? As part of the coalition, Lib Dems have started fixing Labour’s economic mess, taking millions out of income tax and reforming British politics. Things Labour had 13 years to do but failed to deliver.”In the words of one senior Lib Dem strategist, the party has been left “bruised not broken” by last week’s vote on university fees, which saw over half the party rebel against plans to triple the upper fees limit to £9,000. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and Tags: NULLlast_img read more