The Anonymous Widower

Sense On Farage Versus Clegg

I didn’t watch the debate last night, as I was watching the football and trying to make sense of my tiger photos.

This morning, I’ve read the report in The Times and especially the comments from readers. The latter are probably summed up by this one.

Good strategy of Tories and Labour to keep out of this playground spat.

Farage looks like (is) a man offering simple solutions to complex problems, which is appealing in a protest vote like the Euro elections, but he has nothing to say about actually running the country as potential PM, so will not get far in a GE when people really are paying attention and are worried about jobs, health, education, etc.

Clegg used it as an attempt (failed) to look statesman-like, but few have his appetite for more Europe, and even he didn’t seem convinced by his own arguments. He is a man whose time in the limelight has been and gone. Not many people will remember his name in a decade.

 

So it might well be that most people actually saw Farage versus Clegg as entertainment or perhaps a dangerous freak show.

April 3, 2014 - Posted by | News | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I didn’t watch it either. I don’t like UKIP and I don’t like Farage. I do quite like Clegg – but then I am broadly Lib Dem. However what I will say is that on the whole people do not join Lib Dem and go for election as MP in order to in government, or at least they didn’t. The personality of people like Clegg and other Lib Dems I know (including some of the MPs) is gentler and less confrontational that many from other parties. And yes, to some people it will have been entertainment!

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | April 3, 2014 | Reply


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