Hope & Change – UK Style
Beneath his polished veneer, UK liberal democrat leader Nick Clegg appears to be your average Brit-hating leftist. In a previous article written in 2002, Clegg wrote that Great Britain bears a cross bigger than Germany’s Nazi past.
The Telegraph reported:
The Liberal Democrat leader said the British have “a misplaced sense of superiority, sustained by delusions of grandeur”.
In an article written in 2002, Mr Clegg, who was then MEP for the East Midlands, described the shame he felt over an incident on a school exchange trip to Germany.
“A boy called Adrian started it,” Mr Clegg wrote. “He shouted from the back of the coach, ‘We own your country, we won the war’.”
The future Lib Dem leader said this was an example of what he described as a “warped” British obsession with Germans and the Second World War. “It is easy enough to explain the mixture of arrogance and insecurity that fuels this peculiar British obsession,” he wrote. “Watching Germany rise from its knees after the war and become a vastly more prosperous nation has not been easy on the febrile British psyche.”
He accused politicians, including Gordon Brown, of encouraging “condescension towards Germany and the rest of the EU”.
“All nations have a cross to bear, and none more so than Germany with its memories of Nazism,” Mr Clegg wrote. “But the British cross is more insidious still. A misplaced sense of superiority, sustained by delusions of grandeur and a tenacious obsession with the last war, is much harder to shake off.”
Nicholas Soames, a Tory MP and grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, said Mr Clegg’s comments showed he was “unfit to lead a national party, let alone the country”.
“People across Britain, particularly those who bravely fought for their country, will be disgusted by these comments,” said Mr Soames.
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UPDATE: Leftist Klegg also happens to be anti-Israel.