4 May, 2010 @ 14:16
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El Clegg for Number 10!

WITH his three children Alberto, Antonio and Miguel and wife Miriam Gonzalez, Nick Clegg might be better suited leading the Spanish parliament.

But, the Olive Press believes that the Liberal Democrat leader would also be the best politician to help British expatriates living in southern Spain.

Aside from his links to Spain – he is fluent in the language – he also has strong environmental policies.

In the closest General Election race for decades, Clegg has consistently demonstrated that he is the best candidate to lead Britain and aid the one-million expatriates living in Spain.

This Thursday the British public could radically change the course of history, by voting in the Lib Dems for the first time since 1916.

Clegg’s party has stormed from an average of 20 per cent support a year ago to around 30 per cent this week.

Initially written off as merely ‘the bridesmaid’ of the election race, Clegg has won rave reviews in a trio of live debates.

He understands not only the failings of the European Union – but also, most crucially, its inherent importance for our future prosperity.

As well as being honest about the issue of immigration, he wants to see a fairer tax system and higher taxes on the banks.

But most importantly, he has called for the most in-depth, thorough and relevant green legislation of any of the competing parties.

Advocating investment in a high-speed rail network, similar to Spain’s hailed system, Clegg has called for an end to airport expansion in the south east of England.

His green manifesto has been hailed by environmentalists Greenpeace as containing the best course of action.

And with Spain now found to be heating up twice as quickly as the rest of Europe, Clegg’s strategy may just help out his counterparts down in the south of Spain.

We certainly hope El Clegg nicks it.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. Why should the Olive Press believe that Clegg would be the best politician to help British ex-pats living in Southern Spain? Does it’s Editorial Team know something that its’ readers aren’t privy to because as far as I can remember Clegg hasn’t given shown ANY interest whatsoever in the many problems that we have had down here, mainly with the illegal property selling and urbanisation?
    How and when has he “consistently demonstrated he is the best candidate to lead Britain and aid the 1 million ex-pats living in Spain?” Are you talking about the same Nick Clegg who leads the Liberal/Democrats?
    As far as his views on immigration go, the figures that he has been quoting in his various TV interviews have been proven to be drastically wrong and IF he does have his way then the UK will find itself with hundreds of thousands more illegal immigrants AND their kin to whom HE will grant an amnesty.
    But why should we really believe anything he says in THIS Election Manifesto? After all in the last one he promised us, no he guaranteed us a referendum on The Lisbon Treaty. That was UNTIL the time came and then he held a 3 line-whip on his fellow MP’s forcing them to vote with him and against their principles and what they had individually promised their electorate or be honourable, vote against him and the party and face the sack. AND several lost their jobs to this traitor!But the Olive Press thinks he will be good for the UK?

  2. No chance! One decent tv performance does not make a good PM. What next,
    Barbara Windsor, aka Peggy Mitchell, in no.10. Marginally a better actor than Clegg!

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