LDV Caption Competition | Sir Bob Russell “snookered by Nick Clegg” Edition

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader…

(Hat-tip to the Colchester Daily Gazette.)

Here’s veteran Lib Dem MP for Colchester Sir Bob Russell, knighted for public service in this year’s honours, enjoying a frame of snooker with Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg. What do you think might be being said or thought by or about those pictured?

And the winner of our last caption comp is…

Some fantastic entries for our most recent caption competition, Jeremy Browne “it’s not always this black-and-white” Edition.

The winner, according to The Voice’s judging panel of one, was this one by Alistair, with a highly commended offering by Ed Maxfield here.

Got a photo of a prominent Lib Dem you think would work well for a future caption competition? Then please email us at [email protected].

* Stephen was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice from 2007 to 2015, and writes at The Collected Stephen Tall.

Read more by or more about , or .
This entry was posted in Caption Comp.


  • Lorna Dupre 7th Jan '12 - 12:20pm

    “Well, the knighthood has rendered you ‘armless, Bob, now for the balls …” 🙂

  • Daily Mail Article; In latest political scandal Nick Clegg is accused of giving peerages for pool victories. Here he is pictured cuing the wrong ball whilst recently knighted Sir Bob Russell ignores this hideous cheating.

  • 1. Russell. ‘Our opponents always claimed Lib Dems were weak when it came to pot.’

    2. Russell. ‘It’s the first time since Cleggmania there’s been a cue for Nick’.

    3. Russell. ‘I think he’s got a pledge or two in his back pocket’.

  • Richard Shaw 7th Jan '12 - 5:09pm

    Clegg executes a jump to the left to split the Yellows from the Reds. Observers wonder if it’s to his left or their right.

  • Clegg “Dear oh dear – the white ball is going to smash the ground harder than Nigel Farage on Election Day”

  • David Allen 7th Jan '12 - 11:49pm

    Russell: I know how to get knighted for public service – get this maniac away from the pool table before he wrecks it!

  • Nick Clegg: “Bob, the object is to replace the red and yellow balls with blue ones.”

  • Sir Bob…..”Yet another ‘balls-up’, Nick!”

  • Tony Dawson 8th Jan '12 - 12:17pm


    “Nick, when I said we should set up ‘Ed Balls’, I was not referring to this contest and did not mean in a footballing manner.”

    Ed Miliband’s juvenile Twitter manager (in audience):

    “Look like Nick’s going round the block with that one.”

  • Paul McKeown 8th Jan '12 - 8:29pm

    “Ha, I was in politics before you dropped your balls, Nick”

  • antony ward 11th Jan '12 - 3:33pm

    We all love a politician who takes a firm stance on issues……………

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?


Recent Comments

  • Peter Martin
    I thought I'd jump in before JoeB comes in with his inevitable call for a Land Value Tax to 'fund' whatever it is that we need extra money for at the moment! ...
  • Peter Martin
    "Ed Davey has been very thorough .....Either one has to say what is going to be cut or who is going to pay more in tax. " This is true for devolved...
  • Jeff
    Jenny Barnes 8th Feb '23 - 11:58am: In the recent past we have actually had negative prices for short term oil futures as well as over 100USD/bbl....
  • Jenny Barnes
    Oil, and fossil fuels, and energy in general are inelastic in both supply and demand. This means that any mismatch between the two leads to very large excursion...
  • Gwyn Williams
    Ed Davey has been very thorough in saying how any increase in expenditure is to be paid. Either one has to say what is going to be cut or who is going to pay mo...