Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Sales Rep in the Westmister Bubble

Nick Clegg on Newsnight last night looked like a rather badly briefed sales rep trying to sell a product about which he hadn’t even bothered to read the manual. It was squirm TV. “I’m not going to tell you about our other ideas because the other parties will nick ‘em.” I wonder if he’ll share his ideas with the electorate?

It was a bad day all round for the young man. He was asked by a caller to a local radio programme whether he knew how much state pensioners received. After some shuffling and rather inept dodging he finally said. "I think it's about £30 quid now, isn't it?" It is of course £90.70. The Westminster bubble was evident for everyone to witness.


Jeff said...

Painful stuff.

I'm shifting in my seat uncomfortably here just reading your blog post about it.

When is the Lib Dem conference exactly, it must be soon right?

Richard Havers said...

It's now! He'll struggle to have people forget this particular train in a long line!

Ellee Seymour said...

That's a good test question about the state pension, I wonder how many politicians know the answer to that. They would probably say, "what, that much!"

bigrab said...

I saw him on the news. He looked like a young (boy) impressionist trying to do Tony Blair circa 1996.

Richard Havers said...

Ellee, you are sooooo right. So are you Rab, I hadn't thought of that but it's a spot on description.

Anonymous said...

I've always thought that Nick Clegg looked the epitome of the candidate you want to see fired first in any series of "The Apprentice."

He even wears the right clothes and haircut.