A Lib Dem MP just showed how detached from reality the party truly is

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Emily Apple

New Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has chosen her “shadow cabinet”. Although cabinet might be stretching it. After all, the cabinet is made up of about 20 people and the Lib Dems only have 14 MPs.

But this small fact didn’t stop Lib Dem MP Ed Davey sending an absolutely ridiculous tweet; a tweet which shows exactly why the party is a total laughing stock:

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“Ready to form a government”

Twitter users were quick to point out how this might be a bit difficult:

And these tweets summed up a lot of the reaction:

It gets worse

But it’s not just Davey’s tweet which makes the Lib Dems a laughing stock. Because Swinson has also given serial party flip-flopper Chuka Umunna three jobs.

Given the small number of Lib Dem MPs, though, people highlighted that this wasn’t much of an achievement. In fact, only two Lib Dem MPs didn’t receive a ‘shadow’ job:

Others pointed out that Umunna should enjoy it while he can as he could easily lose his seat in a general election:

Remember last time?

Given Davey’s promise to get Britain “back on track”, it’s unsurprising that people reminded him of the last time the Lib Dems were allowed anywhere near government:

Swinson and the Lib Dems are attempting a desperate power grab. But the problem is that very few people like them, trust them, or want to see them anywhere near government. The likes of Davey and his tweet show that the party is now nothing more than a pathetic joke.

Featured image via Wikimedia/Alex E. Proimos

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