By Marcus Dysch
December 22, 2009
Nick Clegg’s track-record on Israel is well-known. This is the party leader who did not even realise Israel was a Jewish state.
Given such form, perhaps his comment piece in the Guardian this morning should come as no surprise.
The papers are also full of stories this morning proclaiming Clegg’s elevation to the top table of British politics as part of the 'leaders debate' panel for the election alongside the current Prime Minister and likely next Prime Minister.
But the voters are not fooled. Clegg is likely to preside over a disastrous set of results for the Lib Dems in the elections, both general and local. He struggles to command widespread support even within his own party.
The public, regardless of whether they are Lib Dem supporters, are far more inclined to back, and respect, previous leaders Charles Kennedy or Sir Menzies Campbell, vastly prefer the lovable Vince Cable and no doubt some time next year will be seeing Chris Huhne standing in the Commons representing the party after the election.
The sooner Mr Clegg is dispatched to the dustbin of history, the better.