Thursday, 22 July 2010

Nick blots his copy book

I watched Nick Clegg answer Prime Minister's Questions yesterday. Apparently this was a historic occasion as no Liberal leader had been in this position since Lloyd George, except that LG was not leader of the Liberals at the time. In any case PMQs did not start until 1961.

It seemed a polished enough performance, although Jack Straw's interrogation was persistent and long winded but hardly unnerving. Nevertheless, George Osborne kept giving him words of advice.

However, it appears that Nick made two serious errors. He said that the invasion of Iraq wsas illegal which is not the Coalition Government's position and he said that Yarl's Wood detention centure will close which again is not policy.

Perhaps his lack of experience showed, indeed at one point he referred to his old role across the chamber.

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