What has the DPM done for us?

Lib Dem blogger Matthew Gibson has blogged Nick Clegg’s achievements as DPM over the past year, as viewed by the mainstream media.

Matthew’s been monitoring the papers for months, noting all the positive stories about the Deputy PM and Lib Dem leader.

He splits these up by the common themes that have emerged: leadership, competence, being principled and standing his ground.

Here’s a taster:

Competence

The Independent praise Nick Clegg’s simple and direct language in his speech at Conference concluding ‘Clegg knows what he is doing – quite unusual for a leader of a party’ (see here).

The Daily Telegraph believe that Clegg is an honourable and strong politician, who has acquitted himself with shrewd judgment and considerable courage (see here).

The Guardian praise Nick Clegg’s speech on libel laws as a thoroughly good thing, important in timing and content and say that the Liberal Democrat part of the coalition is effective (see here).

The Daily Telegraph believe Mr Clegg is transforming from a politician of opposition to a politician of government and believe that voters will reward him in 2015 (see here)

Read the full piece at Solution Focused Politics.

Also recommended: Matthew’s post on strengths of the Lib Dems in one year of Coalition.

For a reminder of the Deputy Prime Minister’s official responsibilities, read my post from a year ago: What does the Deputy Prime Minister do? Nick Clegg’s new responsibilities.

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  • A Clegg-filter? I like it.

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