>THAT Clegg interview

>You can always rely on Piers Morgan to lower the tone of anything he takes part in, so it’s no surprise that he subjected Nick Clegg to what I can imagine was for Nick a quite uncomfortable personal grilling. In an interview for GQ magazine, reported by the BBC, he answered some pretty intimate personal questions in his usual straightforward and honest manner.

I see that I was not alone in wondering if the reports of this interview were not an April fool. Christine suggests that some things are better left unsaid, but I think he did the best he could with such a cheeky line of questioning. He had 2 options – refusing to answer, which would have come across as prudish and po faced or making the best job he could of it. I think that he comes across as a likeable human being and escaped with his dignity intact. He wasn’t crude or disrespectful to anyone.

I can’t help wondering, though, what would people be saying if a female politican made the same comments. I suspect that the Fleet Street columnists would have a field day, calling her all sorts of names. There’s still an expectation, even now, that women should have a relatively small number of sexual partners and should never, ever talk about them.

About caronlindsay

Scottish Lib Dem internationalist, mum, LGBT+ ally, Doctor Who, Strictly, F1 and trashy tv addict and blogger. Servant to two spaniels. She/her.
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1 Response to >THAT Clegg interview

  1. >I’m really starting to worry about the lad’s judgement. He should simply have declined to answer. His response has echoes of the penis size comparison contests primary schoolboys indulge in.


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