Peter Reynolds

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Nick Clegg – The Boy’s Own Politician

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"Is it a bird? Is it a plane?"

It’s a film script, a comicbook cartoon, a dazzling adventure story.  It lifts the spirit and refreshes the soul.  It’s a politician you can believe in!  It’s Nick Clegg!

I hope so.  I really, really do.  I hope I am living through a huge moment in history when two bright, inspirational leaders take the helm of HMS Great Britain and steer us through the storm to calm waters and the broad sunlit uplands beyond.

Nick Clegg’s speech today was as inspirational as they come.  If history views him kindly then this speech will rank with Churchill, Disraeli, Martin Luther King, Obama.   He deserves our trust.  If he has got it wrong or can’t deliver there will be plenty of time for recriminations and to return to dull cynicism.

For now,  let us believe.

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  1. No change of the voting age to 16 and no promise of a fully elected House of Lords by PR or a promise of a referendum on more than just AV for Parliament – now that would have been far more inspirational. I am not against what Clegg has managed to impose on the Tories and what the Tories have given up but I wish it could have been a little more radical, but he has more support than he thinks to counter the streak of Blair/Brown authoritariansim in the labour movement.


    May 19, 2010 at 7:56 pm

  2. Oh my, Peter. You sound like me when I had my Cameron love in before the first debate.

    The Futility Monster

    May 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm

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