Monday, February 26, 2007

Nick Clegg interviewed in The Times

It seems that Giles Hattersley spoke to our man as they sped through Market Harborough. His piece contains the following interesting snippet:
Clegg’s background isn’t traditionally Liberal. He was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, in 1967. His father was a City banker and his mother, a teacher, is Dutch and arrived in Britain via a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Indonesia. Clegg is only a quarter British as his father is half Russian, Clegg’s aristocratic grandmother having fled St Petersburg after the tsar was ousted.

1 comment:

Liberal Polemic said...

Not quite sure why that means that his "background isn’t traditionally Liberal".

Unless The Times thinks "traditionally Liberal" requires being able to trace one's roots back to Simon de Montfort or the barons at Runnymede!