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To think NIck Clegg was just HILARIOUS on The Last Leg?

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pandarific Fri 30-Jan-15 23:06:21

Still giggling. Convincing Alex Brooker to vote by leveraging Nandos was a stroke of genius.

CalleighDoodle Fri 30-Jan-15 23:10:47

Im watching on delay but yes im loving it

MagpieCursedTea Fri 30-Jan-15 23:11:00

I thought he did really well, he looked proper nervous but handled it all well and was quite funny. Well played Clegg!

omnishambles Fri 30-Jan-15 23:11:40

<whispers> he was quite good looking.

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Fri 30-Jan-15 23:14:59

I think he got the ratio of sensible to silly just about right.

It is pretty impressive that a modern politician would go on such an... unregimented show. And live, as well, they could have done all sorts of shit!

beavington Fri 30-Jan-15 23:15:31

Wish that they could have asked some proper questions while he wasnt in full on politico mode though. He did well on the tv debates before the last election, doesnt mean too much at the end of the day.

Idontseeanysontarans Fri 30-Jan-15 23:15:33

I do not fancy Nick Clegg
I do not fancy Nick Clegg
I do not fancy Nick Clegg

LaurieFairyCake Fri 30-Jan-15 23:17:46

Did feel a bit sorry for him. He's got to be so guarded and can't laugh too hard at the jokes. He's exhausted looking too.

Was glad he called Boris a twat and didn't shy away from that.

He didn't exactly get a fair deal with that 30 seconds which was a shame, he deserved his 30 seconds for putting up with it with good grace.

FuckOffGroundhog Fri 30-Jan-15 23:18:15

I didn't see all of it but I was quite impressed he went on it at all. It seems the sort of thing the other two would shit themselves about

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Fri 30-Jan-15 23:25:38

I know what you mean, beavington, but I guess they had to make a call whether to go for 'serious' questions or try and do something a bit more random and unpredictable.

I suppose the risk is if you ask a serious question you will get his standard pre-fab answer which is not the vibe they were going for.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 30-Jan-15 23:27:26

he was okay but its still a bit smarmy and spinny

backwardpossom Fri 30-Jan-15 23:29:53

Hmm. I thought he looked really uncomfortable and, well, I don't really get why he was there. He couldn't say anything controversial, nor could he really laugh at any of the jokes. I thought it was all a bit pointless.

FrancesNiadova Fri 30-Jan-15 23:32:30

I enjoyed it, especially the Boris comment.

pandarific Fri 30-Jan-15 23:34:13

Really? I thought he was very funny, and he did call Boris Johnson a twat, say he'd avoid Farage at all costs, and appeared genuinely upset about the things his party had had to back down on.

WineWineWine Fri 30-Jan-15 23:36:18

I thought he came across really well. It was very funny.
I did think it was a shame that he didn't get longer to persuade Alex to vote, but I was impressed with his Nandos argument.

I love The Last Leg so so much.

BaffledSomeMore Fri 30-Jan-15 23:43:51

Clegg's very good at appearing normal on telly. He doesn't have Cameron's condescending manner or Millibands awkwardness. He's got to slag off the Tories a bit so that he can uncoalition himself. He has very little to lose.

Apatite1 Sat 31-Jan-15 00:12:01

I always think clegg looks like the kinda guy who'd be quite decent if he was spin-loaded with political codswallop 24 hours a day.

cricketballs Sat 31-Jan-15 00:18:55

I thought he was very brave for going on - the Last Leg would not be the top of the list for the vast majority of politicians and to give him his due he coped very well with the constant digs re uni fees. Can't even imagine Miliband even considering to do any show like this and obviously Cameron won't as there would be nothing nice said at all!

Shamazeballs Sat 31-Jan-15 00:20:07

I really liked him and I wasn't expecting to at all.

Behooven Sat 31-Jan-15 00:24:34

He's a natural comedian

LokiBear Sat 31-Jan-15 08:31:48

I agree he's got nothing to lose. He came across really well. However, I'm still angry with him as I voted lib den last time and I feel let down.

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Sat 31-Jan-15 08:33:35

And it looked like he didn't know what the questions would be in advance, otherwise he wouldn't have kept interrupting Alex to ask about persuading him to vote.

Very brave. (Not in the Yes Minister, code for career-endingly-stupid, sense!)

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Sat 31-Jan-15 08:39:01

Well, I think he made the only point he could on that, LokiBear, that he wasn't PM and only had 9% of the UK's MPs and there was a limit to what he could do.

Not sure why they kept trying to push him on whether he'd prefer a coalition with Tories or Labour, the LDs would obviously be more at home in a left-wing coalition, but it will depend on the electoral maths so not really up to NC.

TwatFaceBitch Sat 31-Jan-15 08:41:14

I enjoyed watching, but found it very concerning that the deputy priminister, was at a complete loss as to the figure for the deficit. Given how important this deficit is and is rolled out 24-7 as the excuse for spending cuts.hmm

Idontseeanysontarans Sat 31-Jan-15 09:37:52

Politicians do tend to trot out percentages rather than actual figures when they're asked, he might have just had that % in his head. I can forgive him for that one - doing a live show like that must be very different to doing a live interview or debate. Alex Brooker's talking/interview style is a bit all over the place.
I was very impressed that he went in for the whole show not just as a small guest spot and joined in with everything (I think he ran across to the fruit bowl a little too quickly though grin).
I'd love to see them get their hands on Farage gringrin

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