Monday, August 23, 2010

Temper, temper: Nick Clegg shows the pressure


This piece of mine appears in the First Post.

Neil Clark: If you think the Lib Dem leader is struggling now, just wait for next month’s party conference.

Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant cause. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Phyllis McGinley wasn't writing about Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats when she penned those lines - but they sum up perfectly what has happened to Britain's third party and its leader since its breakthrough election 'success' in May.

Then the champagne corks were popping, as the Liberals entered a peacetime British government for the first time since the 1930s. Three months on and it's a very different story.


You can read the whole of the article here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since when does answering a question directly equate to showing signs of pressure?

Clegg has been doing these Q & A things for years... and always just like this.

vladimir gagic said...

The response to the question regarding how many women he has slept with does not seem like bragging but an awkward answer to a very odd question. That doesn't excuse his politics, just that one question and answer.

R J Stove said...

Hooray! Somebody else shares my taste for reading Phyllis McGinley!

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