>If you had told me a week ago that I would even contemplate voting for Nick Clegg, I’d have cheekily retorted that I would rather take up rugby than do any such thing. Don’t get me wrong, I like the guy and worked hard to get him selected at the top of the European list in the East Midlands for the 1998 elections. His excellent credentials are, however, blighted by his stance on economic affairs. I have a lot of affection for public services and social justice and I don’t think the economic liberal model works for things like healthcare – look at the US where most of the poor and vulnerable have no access to decent health insurance.
I haven’t got the first clue how I would vote in a Clegg/Huhne fight. For the first time in my life I have sympathy for those who have told me on doorsteps up and down the country that they don’t know who they are going to vote for. I have never participated in an election in that position – I’ve known right from the start of the campaign where my loyalties lie.
I’m quite looking forward to the campaign that nobody really wanted to have right now.