Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “let’s look forward to a successful and enjoyable 2013”

It’s a briefer email message from Nick Clegg this week, as he like most of us takes a few days’ R&R to re-charge our batteries for the year to come. He takes the opportunity simply to say thank you to all those working to deliver Lib Dem success. Don’t forget you can sign-up to receive Nick’s emails here.

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This week’s Letter from the Leader will be a lot shorter than usual as this is a time to spend with your family and friends. And as I am spending Christmas with my three small children (much of it assembling or repairing their Xmas gifts) it’s tricky to find even five minutes to send you this from my computer!

I wanted to take a moment to repeat the huge admiration I have for everyone who has worked so hard to support the party during 2012. Every leaflet delivered, every council by-election won, every person you speak to about the good things we are doing helps to make a real difference.

I also wanted to thank all of you for your positive responses to these emails, which I hope are providing an extra insight into what the Liberal Democrats are doing in Government to build a strong economy and a fair society.

I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and let’s look forward to a succesful and enjoyable 2013.

You can also see my New Year video message here.

Best Wishes,

Nick Clegg

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One Comment

  • Paul in Twickenham 30th Dec '12 - 1:42pm

    A successful and enjoyable 2013.

    The stories in The Observer today are interesting as straws in the wind for the coming year:

    Liberal Democrats continue to bump along on 8% in the opinion polls (while UKIP are now at 15%) and Clegg’s personal ratings slide again to -49%. The same poll indicates that 43% of respondents expect their personal finances to deteriorate in the next year compared with 20% who expect them to improve.

    The story covering the leak (via Liberator) of the “differentiation strategy” based on caricaturing the Tories must be viewed in the light of the numbers above.

    The “love-in” of the last two years has disaffected voters to such an extent that it is questionable whether anyone is listening – or prepared to listen – to anything that Clegg or the party has to say.

    Undoubtedly the strategy seemed like a good idea at the time, but it didn’t work. You can’t persuade people to support you if they simply turn off every time you speak. It

    Surely it is now clear that the Clegg brand is utterly toxic and it is killing the Liberal Democrats. If (as I suspect) the Liberal Democrats are reduced to just 3 MEPs after the Euro elections next year then that might be the trigger for Clegg’s removal.

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