Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
Last year there was a picture in one of the UK daily newspapers of Nick Clegg with new trainees at a branch of a well-known fast-food outlet. He was having to pretend that he thought the jobs being created were the sort of valuable employment that pointed the way forward for the Britain of the future.
Even Tory-lite Clegg looked miserable, as if he was thinking, 'I used to have ideals once, is this what it's come to? A fall guy for right-wing Tories?'
The Liberal Party used to be a party of social improvement. Much of our social welfare provision was ultimately created or inspired by Liberals. The Lib Dems are a pale shadow of a once great party.