Sometimes things just always come back and haunt you…..
You have to wonder what is going on in Nick Clegg’s mind sometimes. Not content with being seemingly oblivious to the major difference within the party at the minute, he seems hell bent on being as random as possible when it comes to major policy.
Take the NHS Bill which he has up until now supported, despite conference voting against it and neither the Conservatives or the LibDems having a mandate to reorganise the NHS (i.e. its not in the coalition agreement). Yet now he has signed a letter with Baroness Shirley Williams calling for changes to a bill that he now says is unhappy with in its Continue reading
How on earth can she possibly link those two? I find half my readership asking themselves on this bloody freezing evening. Well its quite easy really.
This evening on my journey home, I managed to get a seat on the train, something that is usually greeted by my twitter feed with sentiment akin to my winning a gold medal at the Olympi games. It certainly feels like winning a prize given that the occurrence is somewhat rare. Tonight though, whilst sitting in my rare seat and getting all rowdy on Twitter (yes, I’ll get to that) something happened. A man went into the toilet opposite me and started violently throwing up. Not your usual upchucking after eating something bad, but something altogether more serious sounding. Continue reading
When you are one of Nick Clegg;’s harshest critics the world generally makes a universally groaning noise when you start live tweeting about one of his interviews on the TV. Not so this morning when Nick Clegg appeared on the Andrew Marr show on the BBC.
To me at least, Nick is sometimes fragmented in his speaking. Often breaking up mid sentence making it difficult to simply understand what he is saying, appearing to get flustered by a deliberately probing interviewer and, to me at least, seeming to get lost in what he wants to say, Continue reading
Now what on earth is Spidey talking about now? i hear you mutter into your early evening commute/coffee/tea break (delete as appropriate). Well it’s simple really.
I listened to Nick Clegg’s interview on radio 4 this afternoon whilst I was cracking on with some work and apart from getting ever so slightly annoyed with the interviewer who wouldn’t let him finish a sentence, the question popped into my head when he started talking about tax avoidance.
Now before I continue I should point out that economics is certainly not my strong point. Most of the time I have enough trouble Continue reading
Here is the transcript of Nick Clegg’s first speech to conference in Birmingham this evening. I particularly loved the tribute he paid to Andrew Reeves (in bold). Thanks have to go to Calum Jones for sending me the text straight after the speech.
I hope I am speaking for everybody here when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those lost in Welsh mines yesterday.
Welcome to Birmingham, a city with a great, outspoken liberal tradition. The home of Joe Chamberlain, where Gladstone called for Home Rule in one of the most rousing speeches of his life, and where Lloyd George nearly lost his life when he spoke out against the Boer War. Now it’s the home of those great modern day, outspoken liberals – John Hemming and Lorely Burt. Continue reading