Does anyone care what he says? The party will never hold power, so he can say whatever he wants. - he will never have to deliver it. So after the Conference the Lib Dems can go back to being a party of a few local councillors and non entity MPs
By 2015 most of our nuclear and several of our biggest coal power stations will have been decommissioned either because they are at the end of their working life or because the EU's rules on pollution are forcing us to close them down. Unless the governmental finger comes out now a new range of nuclear plants will not be ready in time. Wind and tidal power cannot hope to bridge the gap; all the wind power we have at the moment does not equal the output of Eggborough power station (one of the ones to be closed). We will either have to buy at a ridiculous price or face a shortage.
Clegg meanwhile harps on about renewables and no nuclear. Doubtless he can afford a generator.
Watching at the moment, and as resident Lib Dem in lieu (did you see what I did there ) of Sven's presence...I have to say...not a bad speech.
My particular favourite bit thus far is when he says 'When you meet someone for the first time...what do you expect?' My reply was 'abso-fucking-lutely nothing..nada...rien'. His reply was somewhat better than my pessimism, he parried with 'optimistic liberalism'. Knew there was a reason why Nietzsche reading me voted Lib-Dem...