A poll conducted by Ipsos Mori has shown that the sudden surge in popularity of Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has not been replicated in the key marginal seat of the Clegg household. Pollsters say that this crucial, hard-to-reach vote may be tiring of his message, and party strategists are desperately considering how best to counter Mrs Clegg’s threat that the next time she sets eyes on her husband, she will be announcing ‘one or two changes that work for her’.
‘We had a clear agreement that politics would only ever be a hobby,’ fumed Mrs Clegg today. ‘I had my book club, Nick had his Liberal Democrats – that was the deal. It was fine when it was just him and Vince mucking about in the garage playing PM and chancellor a couple of times a week, but now he’s out gallivanting until all hours and the kids never see him. It’s completely gone to his head. It’s as if he thinks he’s Paddy Ashdown or something.’
Posted: Apr 28th, 2010
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