What Are the British Lib Dems to Do?

russellFollowing the resulting Hung Parliament from Great Britain’s recent election, members of the Liberal Democrat Party are attempting to find ways to preserve their voice in Parliament.  The concern among those in the Party is that by joining with the Conservative Party, they will lose their voice “at a national level.”  What is expected to happen amongst the leadership is that pressure will mount from those seeking Liberal Democrat spokespeople being appointed for “all portfolio areas where the party does not have a minister in government.”  In these areas, it is “absolutely crucial the Lib Dem distinctive voice….is made clear and that we are afforded that right on the basis we don’t have a minister,” insisted Colchester MP Bob Russell.  Only time will tell how this pans out for the Liberal Democrats and what voice will ultimately win on the House of Commons ground.