I was listening to a report on 5 Live today about this Middle East cleric who had offended sharia law by taking 86 wives and fathering almost 200 children. It seems that he was only allowed 4 wives. I wonder if he had any idea how much Child Benefit he would have been entitled to if he lived in the UK. Which brings me to Mr Nick Clegg.
Seems to me that the Leader of the Liberal Democrats has had a embarrassingly dismal week. Not only has he totally confused the nation about what the Liberal Democrats stand for, but he's opened himself up to even greater ridicule than that which followed his informing the nation via GQ Magazine of the number of notches he had on his bedpost.
Any figure between £80 and £100 would have been acceptable. We don't expect a party leader, chosen for his telegenic appearance to know precisely that the state pension is £90.70. But "30 quid". Its clear that Nick Clegg has not the slightest idea how the elderly people of Britain live. Out of touch or what! And there's worse.
Oh how they laughed at George W Bush when some clever dick journalist 'exposed' his inability to name the capitol of Outer Mongolia (or wherever). "Dudya's a thicko. Not fit to be a leader" they said. And the same leftie elite fell over themselves to mock Sarah Palin as a God-fearing, gun-toting, anti-abortion ex beauty queen. "How can such a woman be placed a heartbeat away from the nuclear button?" they ask incredulously. Well, that goes down rather well in the USA. And then up steps Nick Clegg to make Sarah look a pillar of suitability. In today's Conference speech he talked about other names he'd never heard of - Bear Stearns, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Lehman Brothers. Can you believe it - and he thought the state pension was "30 quid". And he wants to be our Prime Minister!
Now where did this figure of 30 come from. Perhaps he says 30 whenever he's asked an unexpected question.
What's the state pension Nick?......................£30 quid.
How many women have you had sex with Nick/..........30
How much is a dozen eggs Nick?.......................30p
How many breasts has an Amazon Nick?.................30 (I once knew someone who answered this question with 6)
How many Lib Dems after the next election Nick? 30 (You should be so lucky)
Anyway, he's told the Liberal Democrats that they are on the way to Government - just as David Steel did. "Go back to your constituencies and prepare for Government". Better take a look at tomorrow's opinion poll.