Monday, 31 March 2008

So Nick Clegg might send his kids to private school.

This from a interview with GQ reported in The Times:

    Piers Morgan Will you send your kids to private school?
    NickClegg I hope not to but I am not going to play party politics with their education.
    Piers Morgan Not that old line. What is your belief on this issue, where is your principle?
    NC I would rather not send them to private school. That is my belief.

Its the last phrase that is most striking.

You can look at the policy issue on private education. Personally I'm happy for Mr Clegg to buy his kids a good education, but I trust he won't join in Labour's attack on middle class families.

But also I don't think what he says qualifies as a belief. No wonder he's an atheist and a Lib Dem - he can't make his mind up about anything and lacks faith ( it would appear he doesn't even know what faith is ! ).

Monday, 10 March 2008

Clegg does not impress dead bishops

In other words Cranmer is not impressed with Nick Cleggs relaunch speach at the Lib Dem conference in Liverpool. Why not ? Because he's actually listened to itr and can point out a whole set of school boy inconsistencies in Clegg's approach.

I won't list them here as Cranmer post is far better written and easily accessible here.

It seems to me that Clegg lacks intellectual discipline - Calamaty Clegg looks like its going to stick.

Update: EU Referendum blog thinks Clegg must be on drugs.....

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

The Nick Clegg Newsnight road crash

Thanks to GuyTV for posting this on Youtube - here's the interview that may end Nick Clegg's career. Will the Lib Dems let him take them down with him ? The question on resignation letters may cost him his job ....

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Is there an English Lib Dem party - Nick Clegg says so !

Given Nick Clegg's attack on Chris Huhne's support for England in the Lib Dem leadership race it is perhaps surprising to here him say the following ( as reported by the BBC):

    "Does that mean that our Scottish party might have different policies from the Welsh party or the English party?
    "Yes it might - and that's fine by me.
    "That's what our vision for home rule is all about. The principles that guide our party are universal but the circumstances that shape our politics are not."

Wow - I didn't know there was an English Lib Dem party ! (Emphasis in above quote mine - but it stands out anyway !)

I wonder what it means ? I was tempted by another dig at the Lib Dems many face's a geographically determined policies ( and it is an example of that ) - but in fact I'm far more interested in what it might mean about Nick Clegg's thinking on the issue of an English Parliament.