washington, dc

The Democratic Strategist

Political Strategy for a Permanent Democratic Majority

The British Leaders’ Debate

As noted the other day, the British party leaders (PM Gordon Brown for Labour, David Cameron for the Conservatives, and Nick Clegg for the LibDems) has their first-ever televised debate yesterday, and it was a pretty good show. I was asked to write up a reaction for Newsweek.com, and here’s the link.
As you can read there, I thought they did a pretty good job for beginners at this sort of thing. The bottom line politically is that Nick Clegg was the runaway “leader,” which is particularly bad news for Cameron’s Tories, who are desperately trying to boost their vote above 40% or so to win a parliamentary majority, and need every “change” vote they can get.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.