James Forsyth

Boris is the man to burst the Clegg bubble

Boris is the man to burst the Clegg bubble
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Tonight's YouGov poll is another reminder, if oner were needed, that the Tories have to burst the Nick Clegg bubble. But any direct attacks on Clegg are dangerous as they present him with an opportunity to attack the same old politics. What the Tories need to do is to deflate it with humour. They should point out the absurdity of a lobbyist turned Eurocrat turned MP presenting himself as the alternative to the old politics.

Is there anyone better to do this than Boris Johnson? He’s quotable and has just the kind of gently mocking humour that could puncture this bubble.

Boris has, to my mind, being under used in this campaign. The Tories need to get him out there far more. There’s also a case for using David Davis, whose civil liberties credentials are strong, to lead an assault on the Lib Dem’s law and order policies. 

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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