It may have overlapped generously with his first speech
as Deputy PM, but Nick Clegg's effort today is still a breezy read. Its subject is how the overreaching state should be pushed back
out of people's lives. Its rhetoric is punchy and persuasive in equal measures. And there's even a mention
for that most underrated of creatures: the grey squirrel.
But it's not just freedom and fauna; there are dashes of substance in there too. This, for instance, is something I hadn't come across before:
"…my colleague, Eric Pickles, will shortly be asking Councillors and Council staff to identify outmoded, outdated and obsolete secondary legislation which could be cut down to