Talk:Nick Clegg

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Which of two Randolphs, two Winstons and a dog is Cleggy more popular than? 82.44.143.26 (talk) 17:37, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

sigh. It's Brian Churchill, of 17, Arnside Crescent, Castleford WF10 3NU, as eny fule no. Totnesmartin (talk) 17:50, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
The dog refers to a ghastly UK TV advert. 82.198.250.66 (talk) 16:21, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Pact with the Devil[edit]

DON'T DO IT NICK!!!! Totnesmartin (talk) 12:21, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Which one? Cameron or Brown? SJ Debaser 13:28, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
emailed my lib candidate (who got 5570 votes): "As one of the 5570, allow me to observe that, if the Liberals ever align with the Tories, I shall never again vote for your party." SusanG Toast 13:32, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
If the Lib Dems ally with the Tories without a guarantee of a referendum of electoral reform, then it will be a betrayal of everyone who voted for them in the knowledge that it was a wasted vote in the FPTP system, but hoping that increasing their share of the popular vote would legitimise the movement for PR. If they ally with the Tories without that, then the Lib Dems are dead for the next 20 years after this parialment - they won't get another chance at a hung parliament. I'll probably not only refuse to vote Lib Dem, I'll refuse to vote ever again. Bondurant (talk) 15:59, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
Same here. I voted lib dem instead of Green, thinking green a wasted vote, but really if the lib dems cash in their principles then that's a wasted vote too. Green it shall be if there's a lib/con pact. Totnesmartin (talk) 16:09, 10 May 2010 (UTC)


Seeing as Old Nick = the Devil (rather than Santa Claus) perhaps the argument applies in reverse. 212.85.6.26 (talk) 17:41, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

I do hope people realise Clegg's doing it because the Lib Dems can actually fucking do something for a change. Give him a chance, whining about the evil tories isn't going to achieve anything.Webbtje (talk) 18:02, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

That all depends if he can make a change. With the Tories being the largest party they're going to have the most influence and Clegg will be well lucky to actually make a difference, rather than just being there to give the Conservatives the overall majority. Scarlet A.pngsshole 18:16, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
He's not stupid, he has them by the bollocks. If the Libs aren't onside, the tories are not going to have a good few years. I doubt they'll dare call another election, as they'll be in the position of having to ask Ashcroft for another dollop of money (and indeed so will the other parties for their respective donors).Webbtje (talk) 18:38, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Still though, why does he have to "do" anything? I would have thought that said "hung parliament" is the ideal situation for the liberal democrats since basically now they are the most powerful party. (they can say to anyone that if they want to do anything they can pass it their way and they will "concider it"). It's not illegal not having a majority party is it? If I were in his position I wouldn't do anything and if they want, they can do the election again and risk having all the apathetic-but-now-scared labour voters come out en mass.Sen (talk) 18:44, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

I don't think an early election would help the Libs at all. I think it would wipe them out. Both Conservative and Labour voters would be highly motivated to vote. Left leaning Libs would vote labour for fear of letting the Conservatives in. Right leaning Libs (if there are any), or those with a grudge against the Labour party would vote for the Conservatives.--BobSpring is sprung! 18:56, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
Which is exactly why the FPTP system is a fucking sham. Scarlet A.pngsshole 19:33, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
It certainly does strike as being very unfair: the Lib Dems got 23% of the vote, but only 9% of the seats. However, in a parliamentary system, I can't see an easily workable alternative that would make the vote more representative, but still give local representation. DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 19:39, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

What a shit article[edit]

That is all. DeltaStarSenior SysopSpeciationspeed! 16:03, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

you know what to do then. That is all. Totnesmartin (talk) 16:05, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
Mr Star. Traditionally such comments are considered to be an indication that the poster is volunteering the make the article more betterer. I look forward to your excellent edits.--BobSpring is sprung! 18:51, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Quote[edit]

From C4's Alternative Election Night "Is Nick Clegg the world's first impression proof politician?" Scarlet A.pngsshole 18:55, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

David Cameron does a good one - David Gerard (talk) 18:59, 24 May 2010 (UTC)