I'm not keen on Nick Clegg. Given my current antipathy towards Labour, you would think that, recognising that there is really quite a large group of people who feel similarly, he would have the sense to look towards winning out votes. But not so.
The latest wheeze from this Cameron-lite insignificant nothingness is that he thinks taxation should be reduced. he makes the usual vacuous comments about how much scrapping ID cards would save - and , because he hasn't actually sat down and thought it through, then starts to go on about the savings which could be made through 'waste' reduction.
The Tories were always ranting on about this and they didn't appear to manage to do much about it for the 18 years they were in power. Its a smokescreen - and shows that, sadly, the LD's are really bereft of original and creative ideas. Yes - the taxation system is not progressive enough and, in particular is too high at its lowest end and too low at the higher end. But the idea that taxes overall could be cut without nit having a detrimental affect on services is moonshine. Clegg just isn't up top the job: he's a jumped up school prefect who seems to do little but try to sound like a weaker version of Cameron. Because that is actually what he is.
I won't vote for the sitting Labour MP in the constituency I will be voting in next time, so unless there's a Green or some sort of alternative candidate on the left to vote for this may be my first spoilt ballot paper.....