Thursday, 29 November 2007

Tea break time

Sunday saw us down at the Blue Bar in Portowan, for the Cornish leg of the Huhne Clegg Hustings Roadshow. A lovely day, cold but with clear blue skies and a nice bit of surf rolling in. Nick couldn't resist the beach and took the opportunity to 'get some sand on his shoes', as the late great Johnny Cash once sang.

I'm voting for Clegg, but I'm delighted that we have two really good candidates and that they took the time to come all the way down here twice during the campaign. They were asked what job they would give the losing candidate. Nick said 'a really big one', and I hope he meant shadow chancellor, a role in which Chris would be brilliant. Chris forgot to answer that one, but he would be mad to overlook Nick.

One thing they both must think about is how to give Vince Cable a prominent role. Both Clegg and Huhne supporters have been united in their applause for Vince and we must make sure that he continues to be a big part of the front bench team

3 comments:

PJ said...

The Libdems could do a lot worse than leave Vince Cable right where he is. He's been doing a better job than the Tories in the commons this week. Seems to me he has spoken with more confidence than any Libdem leader for quite some time in that roll.

Alix said...

As in Porthtowan near Mount Hawke? I spent summer holidays on that beach from aged 2 upwards and I was sitting in the Blue Bar with my brother back in June...

Sorry, I only ever seem to comment on your blog in a spirit of self-indulgent nostalgia. Note to self, must better engage with political analysis.

Rob Nolan said...

There is a nice photo of the event on Arwen Folks blog. That's me sprawled on the sofa!