James Forsyth

Attacking Clegg’s self-interest

Attacking Clegg's self-interest
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Cameron is now in Lib Dem held Romsey. After a walk-about, where he received a largely positive reception, he delivered a stump speech. His message was that Nick Clegg, with his comment that PR is a pre-condition to getting Lib Dem support, is trying to hold the whole country to ransom.

“It is now becoming clear he wants to hold the whole country to ransom just to get what would benefit the Liberal Democrats."

The aim is simple: portray Clegg as just another politician, interested in power and his own self-interest.  As I say in the magazine this week, how quickly the Clegg bubble bursts will be determined by how quickly the public concludes that Clegg is not some tribune of the people but just another politician.