A OnePoll survey of 3,000 Newsnight viewers out today has revealed that Nick Clegg is the politician they would most like to see grilled by Jeremy Paxman.
A OnePoll survey of 3,000 Newsnight viewers out today has revealed that Nick Clegg is the politician they would most like to see grilled by Jeremy Paxman. Seventeen per cent of those polled want the deputy prime minister put under the spotlight, followed by shadow education secretary Ed Balls (8%), home secretary Theresa May (7%) and shadow energy and climate change secretary Ed Miliband (6%).
The figure for Clegg rises to 25 per cent for the north east, 23 per cent for the north west and 21 per cent for Scotland. The Liberal Democrat leader is the overwhelming choice among Labour voters (31%), with Tory voters most wanting to see Balls grilled (17%) and Lib Dem voters opting for May (20%).
So what kind of performance can we expect from Clegg? And to which question can we hope to see a ‘Michael Howard’ – maybe if Paxman asks him “at what point did you and your eight-year-old change your mind on the deficit?”
Any more ideas for questions to Clegg?! Enter them in the comments section below and we’ll try and get Paxo to ask them…Like this article? Sign up to Left Foot Forward's weekday email for the latest progressive news and comment - and support campaigning journalism by making a donation today.