Mrs Gillian Duffy should be invited to also meet Nick Clegg and ask him directly the questions that Brown so honestly answered today. ‘Mr Clegg,’she might say, ‘what are your policies on all these debts, and the immigration flooding into Rochdale?’
I have found a few sources today on various of Clegg’s policies on key issues – such as on defence, immigration, the economy, the NHS. They make surprising reading, and most Lib Dem voters would be shocked if they knew, let alone others, a bit like Mrs Duffy was shocked with Gordon Brown’s reaction to her reasonable comments. The divide between ordinary voters and Brown and Clegg seems vast. Wouldn’t it be good to give Clegg the Duffy treatment too and see how he handles it.
Nick Clegg, however is going for broke. His party’s policies are unpopular, and he knows it, so he has decided to skip street level as-it-appens contact with the public on TV, and revert to his image appeal, which he sees as his ticket to the very top.
‘Í’ll tell you what I want’, he says. ‘what I really really want’.
‘What I really really want is to be Prime Minister’.
Here are more Spice Girl lyrics where the theme was much the same as Clegg’s –
Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really
really really wanna zigazig ha.
It’s amazing what rubbish can achieve instant fame and popularity, isn’t it.
Now then voters, do we really want Clegg to come and zigazig as Prime Minister? Surely a brief glance at a few of his policies might be in order first.
Here are some of his policies. The Euro. Proportional Representation. And defence – Get rid of nuclear weapons. Cancel Typhoon, and all new submarines.
Why not send Putin an invitation to come and run Britain in person, if we are to give up defending ourselves entirely? Maybe that’s the coalition that Clegg truly has in mind? For Comrade Cleganov, his family would have come full circle.
But, more seriously, what about a coalition with Gordon Brown?
COMMENT on PB –
Floater wrote: Hang on, has clegg changed his mind again?
“Nick Clegg refused today to rule out working with Gordon Brown in the event of a hung parliament after the General Election.”
Not necessarily. He has said, he wouldn’t serve in a Brown-led government. But that doesn’t mean, that Brown can’t serve in a Clegg-led government (as a jester, perhaps?).
by little voice April 28th, 2010 at 8:21 am
Or Brown could the Minister in charge of Musical Tributes, possibly.
MORE DETAILS EMERGE OF CLEGG’S POLICY PREFERENCES – THE EURO
Open Europe – In an interview with the Times Nick Clegg, when asked whether he might want to see the UK join the euro over the lifetime of the next Parliament, said: “I see no circumstances in which we would do that, no, because it’s not economically justified.” However, he added: “If next Tuesday the world went completely upside down and inside out and we decided the only way we could secure the prosperity of the British people is to change our currency arrangements, you have to keep that option open.”
When the paper suggested to him that it was not possible to have it both ways, he replied: “You can, of course you can. It’s perfectly logical and rational to say no; any case for going into the euro does not exist at the moment. Can I predict at what point it may or may not be justified in the future? No, of course I can’t.”
Writing in the WSJ, Iain Martin argues that Nick Clegg’s support for joining the euro puts him in an “interesting position” in tomorrow’s final leaders’ debate before the election, adding: “How ironic if his bandwagon was stopped by a resurgent Mr. Cameron pointing to the imploding euro.”
Meanwhile the Express reports that Conservative analysis of Nick Clegg’s voting record as an MEP shows that he supported a common EU asylum policy, giving up the UK’s seat on the United Nations Security Council and a near-30 percent pay rise for MEPs.
Mrs Duffy, are you listening? According to The Express, Nick Clegg voted in favour of the Common EU Asylum Policy. So there would be plenty more arriving in Rochdale if Clegg becomes Prime Minister.
PLUS THIS – Clegg wants an end to the NHS!!!
The Daily Mail reports that Nick Clegg wants to break up the NHS.
In a little-noticed interview before he took over as leader, he said the party should consider a social insurance system to replace the present tax-funded Health Service.
Perhaps that has to do with this story of the 100K bung and earlier bungs from Alpha Healthcare who are ultimately owned by Harberry Investments, based in the British Virgin Islands.
Alpha Healthcare has given the party large sums in the past, including £100,000 last year, £160,000 in 2005 and £10,000 in 2004.
The company’s shareholders, Bhanu Choudrie and his brother Dhruv – also listed as shareholders in the parent Harberry – are Alpha directors.
However the two are Indian citizens, with a ‘non-domicile’ status, which entitles them to avoid British tax on any income or gains from their overseas assets.
comment on PB by fitaloon April 28th, 2010 at 3:00 pm
I would say that what we want, what we really really want is Nick Clegg’s portfolio of policies be examined and properly explained, before he starts talking of what he really really wants, which is the power to carry them out.
I really really do.