Thursday, 11 March 2010

Nick Clegg praises Margaret Thatcher's legacy

There's a report in today's Guardian about Nick Clegg giving an interview to the Spectator where he apparently praised the legacy of Thatcher.

The Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg today praises Margaret Thatcher and says her desire to take on vested interests must be replicated in Britain.

In an interview with the Spectator, Clegg says he has come to view Thatcher's victory over the unions as "immensely significant" and goes further than the Conservative party in courting economic liberalism, by saying he would end the structural deficit with 100% spending cuts, as opposed to the 80% cuts the Conservatives have proposed.

He's having a larf, surely? Or is every political leader shooting themselves in the foot?

Remind me why I will never vote for the Libs.