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Once Upon a Time

Originally posted 11th May 2010

Once upon a time:

There were two parties.

The Liberal Party

and the

The SDP were formed by four disgruntled members of the Labour Party.

“Come and join us in a spirit of cooperation!” said the Liberal Party. And they did. They called themselves the

or if you prefer, the

The Liberal Party though were really much bigger than the SDP and soon the two parties merged.

They became for a while the Social and Liberal Democrats, which was soon shortened to

In the end therefore it wasn’t really a merger at all. It was a takeover and after a while everyone forgot about the SDP.

Some years later the Conservative party said to the Liberal Democrats “Come and join us in a spirit of cooperation!”

Lights out Nick, you’ve had a busy day. Night night.


3 Responses

  1. Formerly known as the Scottish Liberal Democrats, they’re known now as the Orkney and Shetland Liberal democrats.

  2. Not all the SDP merged with the Liberals. David Owen continued with the SDP as a separate party until they came lower than the Raving Monster Loony Party in a by election in the late 80s(?).

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