Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Liking Nick Clegg but not the Lib Dems

The stock of Nick Clegg is rising since his brave and principled stance at the Lib Dem conference in Liverpool this year. Read this by Fraser Nelson.

Fortunately for those who have supported economic liberalism Vince Cable is there to remind us that its just Nick Clegg who makes sense, and maybe a few orange book Lib Dems. The Sandalistas are still the unelectable majority.

Monday, 11 January 2010

A Clockwork Clegg is back

With the general election not far away this blog is being fired up for one more try.

It written from a sceptical right of centre, but not necessarily always hostile, viewpoint.

There are many things to admire about Nick Clegg - today's attempt to ditch excessive Lib Dem spending policies is one of them ( see here ). Of course tomorrows Guardian may well have a letter telling him he'll do no such thing, but we'll see.

Nick Clegg strikes me as someone who made a few wrong turns early in life ( Europhilia and not listening to Mrs Thatcher's society speech properly being among them ), but he's not you usual insane Lib Dem promise merchant either.

He's a bit more complex, and is worth watching.

Although personally I think he'll be luck to survive the year as Lib Dem leader.

PS If you'd like to help contribute to a Clockwork Clegg, on the same basis, drop me a line.

Man in a Shed