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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Letters: Lib Dems' divided loyalties

I agree with everything Polly Toynbee said in her article (The injustice is breathtaking. Every blow falls on those with less not more, 30 November), but she omitted one important thing – she said nothing about the role of the Liberal Democrats.

In my view, the Lib Dems have destroyed themselves as a credible party out of greed for power. They have now associated themselves with one of the most rightwing Tory parties since Thatcher, which is targeting the poorest and most vulnerable people in society.

Services of all sorts that vulnerable people have relied upon are being closed wholesale. In my area, for example, there are massive cuts in mental health provision whereby it is virtually impossible to get a bed in a psychiatric unit or hospital, and many patients are being discharged to GPs' care, denying them specialist psychiatric care. This is only one example among many

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