I agree with Nick

One hundred and fifty five words from Nick Clegg at the Yorkshire Post Question Time Event on 19th March 2010:

“I would say this, look: the decisions about how we govern this country shouldn’t be decided by fear of what markets want. Let’s say there was a Conservative Government and they announced, in a macho way: ‘We’re gonna slash public spending, slash this, slash that. We’re gonna do it tomorrow because we have to take early tough action.’

Just imagine the reaction of my constituents in south-west Sheffield. I represent a constituency that has more public servants as a proportion of those working than any other constituency in the country – lots of people working in universities, hospitals and so on. They have no Conservative councillors and no Conservative MPs as far as the eye can see in south Yorkshire.

People like that are going to say: ‘Who are these people telling us they are suddenly taking our jobs away? What mandate do they have? I didn’t vote for them; no-one round here votes for them.'”

Yes Nick, I agree: that’s precisely what they’ll say.

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5 responses to “I agree with Nick

  1. “the decisions about how we govern this country shouldn’t be decided by fear of what markets want.”

    Spoken like a man who didn’t have to worry about ‘the markets’ at that time. Any senior British politician who thinks they can ignore international financial markets is a fool.

  2. Hi. What was your source for the Clegg quote?

    I’d like to blog it myself. It’s the Deputy PM’s hypocrisy in a nutshell.

    Great blog by the way.

    Adam

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