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Did anyone hear Nick Clegg's speech to the Lib Dem conference?

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morningpaper Wed 17-Sep-08 14:42:58

I heard it on Five Live.

I thought he was jolly good. It was well written and he delivered it very well. I liked the refrains of social justice.

Anyone hear it?

FluffyMummy123 Wed 17-Sep-08 14:44:03

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thebecster Wed 17-Sep-08 14:46:02

My DH heard it and said he might be voting Lib Dem, which stopped me in my tracks (he's a tory usually. Thinks Maggie was A Good Thing - but thinks David Cameron is a weakling and not very bright). Is it online anywhere? Might need to read this and be converted. Am so disillusioned with all politics these days...

morningpaper Wed 17-Sep-08 14:47:03

text of speech

TheFallenMadonna Wed 17-Sep-08 14:47:09

Yes. It was rather good. Have been very disillusioned with Lib Dems recently, but - it was good.

bundle Wed 17-Sep-08 14:52:19

no, I was watching paint dry busy

gameboy Wed 17-Sep-08 14:55:27

GOD - I thought it was AWFUL!! He looked like a 6th former in a debating contest - and all that YUK stuff about little old ladies he's met.

It made me laugh at the end when the BBC commentator described it as a 'good, but not great' speech and reminded us that his nickname is 'Cameron-Lite' (i.e. a bit like Cameron, but with less..)

I can never look at him without thinking about his ill-fated comment about having slept with 'not more than 20 women' or soemthing.....hmm

bundle Wed 17-Sep-08 14:56:41

fallenmadonna, do you get out much?

TheFallenMadonna Wed 17-Sep-08 14:59:59

Bloody cheek grin

morningpaper Wed 17-Sep-08 15:00:26

hehehe IKWYM about the women

He is all right though

I do get the Cameron Lite thing but that is just because he is clean and wholesome looking but without being a raving right winger

TheFallenMadonna Wed 17-Sep-08 15:00:28

But no....

bundle Wed 17-Sep-08 15:02:09


SIL knew cleggy when they both lived in Brussels....

sfxmum Wed 17-Sep-08 15:13:52

quick question from foreigner

- will anyone pay attention to the Lib Dems without proportional representation?
and would that be desirable?

will catch speech later always do, politics addiction

bobthebuddha Wed 17-Sep-08 22:39:10

DH was at school with him & thought he was a wet & a weed. Perfect LibDem fodder then grin

bundle Wed 17-Sep-08 22:40:32

yup, just check it out


MrsMattie Wed 17-Sep-08 22:41:45

No. I have no interest in the Lib Dems.

Szyslak Wed 17-Sep-08 22:44:38

My mum heard it and told us that he was jolly good, which made my dad snort in a contemptuous kind of way and call him a pratt, which made me hiss 'Dadddd' at him and nod head toward the children in a pointlessly obvious away.

That was our polictiacl discussion for todaygrin.

I do like the conference speeches though, and tend to want to vote for whoevers speesch I heard last.

I am fickle and sentimental.

retiredgoth Wed 17-Sep-08 22:46:43

It must be great being leader of the Lib Dems. can promise anything at all, and know there is no chance of ever having to deliver!

"Free bananas for all pensioners!"

"Mocha frappacinos to be banned forthwith!"

"October 15th to be declared 'Gurning For All Day'"

I believe these were all in the text

Or not.

Who cares?

bobthebuddha Wed 17-Sep-08 22:48:07

My dad describes him, in disgusted fashion, as 'a fornicator' which not only is hilariously 17th century but probably wildly inaccurate too...

retiredgoth Wed 17-Sep-08 22:49:36

"a fornicator"


Will sound best delivered in Ian Paisley's voice.

squilly Wed 17-Sep-08 23:02:31

He lived round the corner from us. I always found him a bit slimy...

retiredgoth Wed 17-Sep-08 23:07:34

...they are all slimy, those fornicators...

(still troubled by image of Rev Paisley)

bobthebuddha Wed 17-Sep-08 23:07:48

...well in a North Tyneside, fearsome ex-teacher voice in this case grin. I can't think of many, (real, living) people other than Paisley with such a fabulously several-centuries-out-of-date attitude to life. Quite remarkable.

skidoodle Wed 17-Sep-08 23:14:49

retiredgoth for Presidetn!

retiredgoth Wed 17-Sep-08 23:34:18

I accept the presidential nomination... the sure knowledge that my pronouncements will carry as much weight as those of the Slimy Fornicator.

Oh dear.

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