File this story under one of two categories, according to taste: ‘How did we miss this at the time?’ or ‘Why are you even bothering to tell us now?’
Here at LibDemVoice we try and keep you up-to-date with all Lib Dem affairs. And speaking of affairs… according to the Daily Telegraph of 11th June (yes, I’m afraid I don’t regularly read its ‘Home > Women > Sex’ section) Nick Clegg is the most attractive of the party leaders to women on the look-out for “a bit of extracurricular” as the paper puts it. Swing to the Liberals indeed.
Of course this comes prefaced with the words, ‘according to a survey’, which probably robs it of any credibility. But, what the heck, it’s not often Nick tops a poll (nudge-nudge) these days, so here you go:
According to a survey by ashleymadison.com (apparently ‘the world’s leading dating site for married folk’), trying to ascertain which of our political elite are the most attractive, discovered that 39.1 per cent of unfaithful women (ie women who are already surfing this website looking for a bit of extracurricular) would have an extra-marital affair with Nick Clegg. I’ll translate: they’d pick him out of all our main party leaders, if forced, under duress to shag one of them next time their husband’s on a business trip to Pontefract.
This in itself is unremarkable, because Nick Clegg is a reasonably attractive man with a very attractive wife (don’t you try to tell me that doesn’t make a difference, because it does), who has already admitted to bedding up to, but no more than 30 women, so at least he’d know where to put it. He’s also the Deputy Prime Minister.
Unfortunately the credibility of those questioned is also undermined by the discovery that the second most-fanciable party leader is… Nigel Farage. No, just no.
* Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and editor of the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead. He is also a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum and writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.