If you had 15 minutes with Cameron or Clegg, who would you choose?
Nick Clegg, because I know DC, but I don't know Nick. I was at Cambridge with his ultra-capable adviser Polly Mackenzie, and the association recommends him to me, too.
David Cameron. Clegg's primary role is to make the Conservative brand more respectable. Cameron could potentially leave a lasting legacy of reform.
Nick Clegg. After the the AV vote, he has a high degree of short-term political capital. David Cameron is likely to give more leeway to keep his partner onside.
Nick Clegg. I'd tell him that a minute he spends criticising the Conservatives is a minute he could spend making the case for the coalition's economic policy.
Nick Clegg. I'd like to see how many knives are stuck in his back. I think history will be grateful to him, whatever his party and his voters currently think.