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My vote goes to Nick Clegg

October 24, 2007

So why am I backing Nick Clegg?
Well I suspect that this will be a two horse race with an extreme outside chance that it might just become a one horse race! I assumed that Steve Webb would also stand but he has now thrown his weight behind Nick Clegg.

Last time I gave my second preference to Chris Huhne and unlike previous leadership elections where there has always been one candidate (usually the winner) whom I would not give a preference to at all I would not have a problem if Chris was elected.

I don’t believe that there are huge differences between the two likely candidates and I guess I reserve the right to change my mind if some really significant policy differences emerge.

For me the critical question is which of the two is more likely to be able to engage with and communicate to the electorate at large as opposed to just to friendly Liberal Democrat audiences? Who is most likely to speak in plain language? Who is most likely to understand the every day common issues which affect millions of people? Who is most likely to understand the issues which frustrate people and where we need to identify (and communicate) common sense (a particular bug bear of this blog at the moment) policies for the future.

Given that this is the critical issue for me there is only one answer – Nick Clegg.
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  1. USpace
    October 25, 2007 at 9:22 pm

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    STOP KUFFARPHOBIA Demonstration at Whitehall in London, 12pm Friday 10/26/07!

    I think we all must start calling the Islamofascists ‘racists’. We should scream that they are hateful towards the Christian race, and the Jewish race, and the Hindu race, and the Atheist Race, that they are Christianityphobiasts. They will scream that Christianity is not a race, and we’ll say:

    “See, Islam is NOT a race either.
    And by the way, the Bible doesn’t say to convert, conquer or kill non-Christians; like the Koran says to do to non-Muslims. So there YOU RACIST hater of non-Muslims! You’re a Kuffarphobic!”

    Be careful all you in London Friday 10/26!

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    don’t call a spade a spade

    Islamist terrorism
    not related to Islam

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe wants
    many Taliban planets

    stonings and beheadings
    billions killed daily

    absurd thought –
    God of the Universe says
    be very afraid…

    of saying the wrong things
    TRUTH is especially BAD

    http://absurdthoughtsaboutgod.blogspot.com

    🙂
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  2. MsDemmie
    October 27, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    Is there a website which states clearly what the two contenders stand for and their views on the policy issues?

  3. Tony Ferguson
    October 28, 2007 at 7:07 pm
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