Every now and then "Cactus" Clegg says something that doesn't make him sound like a sell-out who's taken on the job of supine mouthpiece for a regressive rich boy's club, dedicated to the proposition that all men are created unequal, having highly resolved that government of the rich, by the rich, for the rich, shall not perish from the earth:
BBCDeputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has defended the UK's human rights laws, saying they have done much to protect the vulnerable and the powerless.Writing in the Guardian, he said governments had "belittled" and "trashed" such laws in recent years.
There's nothing there I'd disagree with. In fact, he almost sounds like a liberal again. If he walked the talk, he might even regain some of his lost credibility, but I'm pretty sure that, in terms of political influence, as opposed to personal wealth, Nick is at one with the vulnerable and powerless.