TRUE COLOURS: MPs Vote Nick Clegg’s Book On Stopping Brexit Book Of The Year
Nick Clegg, sell-out former leader of the Liberal Democrats and failed Parliamentarian has, in a disturbing turn of events, taken up writing. His book, ‘How To Stop Brexit’, has not been a national bestseller [thankfully] but in one tiny corner of the country, it has won many plaudits. Hardcore Remainer country? Well, yes actually because we are talking about Westminster.
MPs and Lords have voted the book ‘Book of the Year’ in a conveniently secret poll. In the book, Clegg claims:
“there is nothing remotely inevitable about Brexit – except that it will be deeply damaging if it happens”.
In a possible indication of the lefty bias of the poll, the book, published by Bodley Head, drawn from a list compiled by bookshops, won the poll of 116 parliamentarians alongside Harriet Harmans A Woman’s Work which won the award for Best Memoir by a Parliamentarian.
Accepting the award on Cleggs behalf, Bodley Head’s Stuart Williams told the Bookseller:
“Nick is thrilled to accept the award, he passes on his heartfelt thanks, he is really thrilled that his former colleagues in parliament are now listening to what he has to say more now than at any point in the 12 years that he worked here.”
I think we can all agree however that the world would be a better place if everyone stopped listening to Nick Clegg and hopefully, one of the many benefits of Brexit will be a rapid diminishing of his public profile.