Long faces displayed by Liverpool's Liberal Democrats this evening. Why? You'd think they'd be cock-a-hoop at Clegg becoming deputy Prime Minister imminently (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8675265.stm ).
At least you'd think that if you knew nothing about the general view in the city on Cameron's party. Local Lib Dems, currently trying to contact Warren "War Zones" Bradley in order to dump him, know all too well the contempt felt by most voters in Liverpool for the Tories. Hence their despair this evening, despite hoping yesterday that Clegg could be dissuaded from supporting Cameron (http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2010/05/11/liverpool-s-liberal-democrats-warn-tory-coalition-could-wipe-them-out-100252-26419419/ ).
The local Lib Dems said a Lib Dem/Tory coalition was "inconceivable", given that the Tories "decimated the city". It's not inconceivable now. They should prepare for electoral nemesis.
10.30 BST UPDATE: Lib Dem councillor for Grassendale Paula Keaveney dissents from her colleagues & signs up to electoral wipe-out for the Lib Dems in Liverpool next year (http://paulakeaveney.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-have-to-disagree.html ).