commentary on Politics and a little bit of everything else

The next British Prime Minister…..Nick Clegg?

Who is he?

The Dog did a piece on how the British just had their first full-blown American style hyped National Debate in TV….

Well guess what?

The winner coming out of that debate is  one Nick Clegg ….leader of the opposition Liberal Democrats Party…..a relative unknown to most of the British public….

Until now…..

He has gone from an approval rate of 20%…to 72%!

He, he, he……Welcome to our world Great Britain…you’ll never be the same!……

A funny thing happened on the way to the 2010 general elections in the U.K.: Personality began to matter. And the reason can be summed up in two words — Nick Clegg — leader of the opposition Liberal Democrats Party.

Never heard of Nick Clegg? You’re in good company. Neither had half of Great Britain before last week. That’s when Clegg electrified a heretofore moribund campaign season with his dazzling performance in the first-ever televised debates between the three candidates for prime minister. Overnight, Clegg went from the guy that the other parties walked out on when he spoke at the weekly Prime Ministers Questions to the “it” person in British politics.Get the new
PD toolbar!

And popular he is. A poll over the weekend had the Lib Dems in the lead with 33 percent of the vote, followed closely by the opposition Conservative Party with 32 percent and the incumbent Labour Party lagging behind with only 26 percent. Other polls show similar results. What’s astonishing is that less than a week ago the Lib Dems were polling at somewhere around 20 percent.

On top of that, Clegg is now being likened to Winston Churchill, with a whopping 72 percent approval rating (compared to the Conservative Party’s David Cameron with 19 percent and Labour’s Gordon Brown with 18 percent. Ouch.)


April 21, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Travel, Updates | , , , ,


  1. You’re damn right! They’ll never be the same..
    The next debate is tomorrow – at 3pm ET. Clegg will ride the wave straight into election day on May 6th.

    Circus has finally come to imperial Britain!

    Comment by talkandpolitics | April 21, 2010 | Reply

  2. Ha, ha, ha!

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 21, 2010 | Reply

  3. what are his connections to the intelligence community??

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | April 21, 2010 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: