Thursday, March 06, 2008

Nick Clegg

I cannot understand Nick Clegg's motivation for abstaining from the vote on the call for a referendum on the new EU Lisbon treaty. He wants a referendum on our membership of the EU. He says that the British people should have their say. Yet when it came to the crunch, for semantic reasons or for fear of aligning with the Conservatives, he didn't stand by his principles, moreover he was neither Liberal nor Democratic in demanding that his Party abstain from the vote. What do the constituents of those MPs think? This one from Winchester is not happy.


Blogger Eurodog said...

Lack of guts.

9:41 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think you are alone, WW...

He does have a touch of the Emperor's New Clothes about him now, having been rumbled on this..

Still, it is too late to change the leader now, and 'If you can't have the one you love, love the one you're with..'

12:04 pm  
Blogger Mopsa said...

Why would anyone with a vote fail to use it? I was taught that abstention was gutless, pointless, a waste of your precious voting powers. For a politician to waste their vote and to guide their party to do likewise suggest to me that Mr Clegg is in utterly the wrong business.

2:54 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

You are right ED & Mopsa - gutless Nick cannot now complain about voter apathy

3:06 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Glad you said that, WW, for I thought maybe I was missing something over here. I can't understand it either.

12:03 am  

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