Saturday, April 05, 2008


Nick Clegg did say he's bonked thirty women didn't he? Or, rather, "no more than thirty" (which I suppose could be one, since one is less than thirty; but I think he is suggesting 20-something). Now: he did refer to women. If he had said thirty "sexual encounters" well, he could easily have been referring to his time at public school (Nick is almost as posh as Dave). Why did Nick disclose this to us? Presumably he thought it would make him seem honest, down-to-earth, a bit of a lad, and so on. Perhaps he doesn't want anyone to think he is of the Mark Oaten tendency (also a happily married man). And the Oprah-ish confessional seems de rigueur these days. Didn't Cherie say that Tony was "always up for it" and a "five times a night man"? One good thing about Gordon. I just can't see him humouring such a question. In the Commons he apparently muttered something about "British reserve" ...Quite. Then again, I'm not sure which is more sad, that Clegg thinks it appropriate to answer a question like this, or that he appears to have meticulously kept count...


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