Daniel Radcliffe on Nick Clegg: he still has the magic touch

Harry Potter star, actor Daniel Radcliffe, was one of the Lib Dems’ star supporters in the lead-up to the election — and it seems he’s sticking by Nick Clegg and the party in government, according to the Voice’s favourite online political read, ShowbizSpy.com:

“I’m a very big fan… I don’t agree with everything he says, but of all the party leaders, he was the one I voted for,” Daniel said. “I thought he was a great speaker and very charismatic and very statesmanlike.

“I’m glad that he is still in a prominent position in British politics because I think he could make a great contribution. He comes from absolutely the right place in terms of what his values are.”

It’s nice to know the sorting hat still reckons Dan belongs in the Lib Dem house.

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  • That raises another question about our democracy. We don’t vote for Prime Ministers, that is the most annoying thing.

  • Not sure, given the Hague rumours, quoting a young lad saying that Nick Clegg still has “the magic touch” is quite the best wording to be had here 😉

  • Colin Green 2nd Sep '10 - 2:02pm


    “We don’t vote for Prime Ministers”

    Oh but we do! We vote for a candidate, a party and a PM all with 1 vote. A lot of people at the last election will have voted to get Brown out, even if they liked their local Labour candidate or the Labour party as a whole. Whilst it would be lovely to have one vote for the candidate and another for the party of government, we don’t. Some people do choose how they vote by the face in the suit.

  • John Richardson 2nd Sep '10 - 2:17pm

    Meanwhile, school bully and pure-blood bigot, Draco Malfoy, has said that he still believes Gordon Brown was the right man for the job.

  • And there was me hoping the “new” politics might be moving us away from the rather pathetic craving for celebrity endorsement we have seen in the past.

  • Oh that’s alright then. Daniel Radcliffe is still happy with Clegg, so that should be of comfort and confidence to any LibDem supporters who may be having any doubts.

  • jayu – maybe not, but it’s nice to see at least one prominent supporter sticking with us!

  • @Nicola says: : “That raises another question about our democracy. We don’t vote for Prime Ministers, that is the most annoying thing.”

    This is my number one electorall reform wish, even more than PR (is that the Liberal Democrat version of an unpardonable sin?) As Colin says while our one vote does elects three positions, a separate vote for PM would give greater choice to the voter, (unarguable in my view, Colin), allowing more nuanced outcomes. It would also liberate parliament from the dominance of the executive.

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