Good Week, Bad Week 30/10/11…

Good Week

Nick Clegg- The Deputy Prime Minister has had a good week this week. The changing of the Royal succession rules, ratified at the Commonwealth Summit, was Clegg’s idea which although not that important in the short term will change the make up of the Royal Family forever. Clegg also talked tough over Europe this week to solidify his position on the subject to his party and the wider public. However, the Lib Dems poll ratings are dire with YouGov, so Clegg needs to connect with the electorate (especially disgruntled 2010 Lib Dem voters) more effectively to see his party’s position improve.

Nigel Farage- With UKIP at seven percent in the YouGov polls and the Tories at each others’ throats over Europe, this week has been a very good one for Farage.

Bad Week

David Cameron- The Prime Minister has had an awful week with the issue of Europe threatening to split his party yet again. With over eighty Tory MPs rebelling on an EU In/Out Referendum Cameron will know that Europe is not going to go away in his back benchers’ minds quickly. This week would have been made worse if Ed Miliband actually had showed up to Prime Minister’s Questions, but as per normal, he did not.

Ed Miliband- The Leader of the Opposition had an appalling week after fluffing one of the easiest opportunities to land blows on the Prime Minister Wednesday in The Commons. Miliband at this point has the traction of a broken down escalator and I can only see things getting worse for him in the short term.

Harriet Harman- Harman is alleged to be holding all female Shadow Cabinet meetings after  normal Shadow Cabinet meeting. Not only is this rather pointless if true, it would surely prove to divide the Shadow Cabinet yet further.

Gloria De Piero- De Piero put on one of the worst performances in Question Time history on Thursday night, not answering the questions and rigidly sticking to her party’s (imaginary) lines.


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