What do the people of Sheffield think about Nick Clegg?

October 12, 2012 1:01 pm

An interesting video from the BBC:

  • Mr Arthur Cook

    The people of Sheffield think of Mr Clegg pretty much the same as anyone else.

    He was a plastic,  sugar covered euro-shop dummy pushed in front of the cameras to give a dead party a stab at power.
    It worked. The dummy did well and the party wondered “what next”?
    But the Clegg thing has turned toxic and the Lib Dems seek to rub him out  like a Lady Macbeth endlessly washing her hands.
    …..”A little water will clear us of the deed”.?

    And now the dead party that won’t lie down begins to swing its handbag towards Labour.

    A Lab-lib pact would loose Labour more votes than it gained.

  • NT86

    I live in Nick Clegg’s constituency. What that video feature doesn’t elaborate is that the student vote is primarily in Sheffield Central. I think the odd student-heavy ward is in Hallam, but it’s the most middle class part of the city. There is still support for the Lib Dems, from what I’ve observed in my locality when it comes round to elections and residents have signs/placards in support of a party. A shame that video didn’t get more views from members of the public. It might have helped to see what the middle class suburban constituents have to say, as their views are likely to be very different from students.

    With no boundary changes on the cards, it could swing several ways. At present, I think that Clegg will hold on, but with a sharply reduced majority. Labour would have to work extremely hard as it’s a seat they’ve not held before. But I do think they can at least get a 2nd place finish in 2015. The Conservatives are withering away in Sheffield and their local office shut down as it was cash-strapped.

    • Mr Arthur Cook

      I suspect that the disgruntled “students” will not support “Old Nick” – but they are “alternative folk” and by nature radical.

      The staid “middle class” will stick with “Old Nick” I’m sure!!!!
      Oh….now wait a moment! Aren’t they the same people who must now massively subsidize their middle class children through university?
      The middle class who are being caned by having their child benefits taken away?
      Are not a significant proportion of Sheffield’s  population skilled public sector workers who “Old Nick” and his pal Dave have beaten with their austerity stick?? Obviously the residents earning over £150,000 will probably still vote Lib Dem but I can’t see many Sheffield folk in that category.

      I’m sure “Old Nick” understands his real trajectory and the web browsers of the Clegg household are, as we speak,  searching for luxury properties in the areas around Brussels where he belongs!

       

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