"I hope and pray that you are wrong and, that at the next election, the Liberals are, finally, and once and for all, destroyed.
Our political system is basically, a two party system.
Minor Parties, such as UKIP, BNP, Greens, Screaming Lord Such etc., can be tolerated, and may even be a source of fun, or a reminder to the Conservatives and Labour, that they are being watched.
The Liberals are different. They are a Party of spoilers and political opportunists, - the present coalition government is evidence of their duplicity.
They always play both ends against the middle, whilst always supporting Labour, evidence, the way they sustained the failing Wilson and Callaghan Governments, in power during the latter part of the 70s.
The forthcoming AV vote, brought about by the crass stupidity of Cameron, promises to lead to the destruction of strong, decisive Government, probably for all time, and lead to a Party of all time political losers, the Liberals, calling the tune, and effectively governing by default."Well, it's hard to know where to begin with a statement like that.
But I suppose the simplest thing to say is to comment on how this is a statement of a political dinosaur. An arch tribalist whose one hatred other than the opposition is anyone who dares to attempt to disrupt the hegemony of the two main parties.
Of course, a century ago people were making the same comments about the Labour movement - and just look at how that turned out.
But I suppose the thing I take away from what this guy said is the breathtaking arrogance, the certainty that there can be no valid views other than his own and, if you do disagree, then you must belong to the other lot, those blasted socialist marxists. Well, I'm sorry to say that we do not have binary political views in this country. We may once have had a binary political system (thanks to first past the post) but we have never had binary political opinion.
And let us not forget the triumphs of those minor parties. The Greens put climate change on the agenda, UKIP put the EU back on the agenda and the Pirate Party are putting digital rights on the agenda. As for the Liberals, well we've never stopped reminding governments, of any colour, of such awkward issues as civil rights and the humane treatment of some of the most vulnerable in society (such as asylum seekers).
But ultimately, the best answer to such a statement from a political dinosaur is this: