Nick Clegg to be pelted with space hoppers?

Nick Clegg has set himself up for a potential pounding with space hoppers by agreeing to appear on Channel 4’s The Last Leg programme to convince presenter Alex Brooker that it’s worth voting.

From the Independent:

Nick Clegg has accepted a challenge to appear on television show The Last Leg as part of a quest to convince one of its presenters to vote.

The Deputy Prime Minister said he would happily face being pelted with space hoppers as part of the Channel 4 comedy show.

He was the only politician to respond to a challenge to poll presenter Alex Brooker but the video he initially sent in was not enough.

Mr Clegg appealed to the presenter to vote in May’s general election to “celebrate democracy” and hold politicians to account.

This is Nick’s original video to the programme, deemed not good enough by the presenters who wanted him there in person:

We think he did ok, but he could improve by making it more real for people. Voting has a direct impact on the amount of money you have, the public services you have available to you, for example whether young people get subsidised bus travel, or the sort of medical treatment your Mum gets. Politics is about making people’s lives better and it’s important that everyone’s voice is heard. It’s time young people started setting the agenda. Nick needs to talk about real, practical issues that voting can influence.

Anyway, we also think it’s pretty brave of him to accept the challenge and we’re looking forward to seeing him. Here’s how he accepted the challenge.

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  • I liked it that the challenge was accepted in real-time (ie. whilst the show was live) and hence indicated that Nick was watching. However this left my household with a query: who actually sent the tweet? my other half (with the casting vote) thinks it was Miriam…

  • Put those words together carefully —

    ” Nick Clegg …. … On the Last Leg. ”

    Nuff said ?

  • One thing I’ve thought about Clegg for a while is he needs more exposure to counter a lot of the rubbish people think about him as a thatcheritelite so full credit for getting on a popular programme that appeals to different demographic.

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