Here he goes again ... Nick Clegg was apparently the name with the presentational skills to save the LibDems. And today he uses an interview in The Independent to convince people he feels their pain in the credit crunch. And how does he do this? Well, by claiming his mortgage repayments have soared (on his second £1.3m home in ultra-fashionable Putney) and by saying he's had to stop shopping at Ocado (the on-line version of Waitrose) and go to Sainsburys instead. Gosh it must be tough for him on just his MPs salery (oh, and his wife's full time job as a lawyer). Come off it!
This isn't feleing the pain of the credit crunch, this is a very wealthy man who's been slightly inconvenienced by it all. So, why say anything at all?
I'm pretty sure no political leader is that impacted - they're not losing their homes, or turning off the heating or not buying food for their family. But so desperate is Clegg for any publicity that he's willing to say anything. This may have been a good idea in the eyes of the LibDem spin doctors but I imagine a lot of people who have really felt the crunch will be very angry that their plight is the equivalent to having to shop at Sainsburys rather than Waitrose.