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“Cleggmania” is the dominant theme in the Sunday papers. “Nick Clegg almost as popular as Churchill” declares the front page of the Sunday Telegraph. The Mail on Sunday proclaims "LibDems in front for the first time in 104 years". I would hardly have been surprised to find a headline asking “Is Nick Clegg the Messiah?”.
The English Democrats' candidate in Chippenham, Jon Maguire, has claimed that to vote for his party is to vote “with God”.
The Tory Shadow Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, has today attacked Nick Clegg's criticism of the Trident nuclear weapons system, insisting that Trident renewal is necessary because the country faces “real threats”. He is right that Britain faces real threats – he just hasn't explained how Trident would be useful against any of them.
While David Cameron rushes through the glitzy world of manifesto launches and pre-election speeches, he may be thankful that there have been few questions about his party's strategy in Northern Ireland. Yet a dispute over who's backing whom in the constituency of Fermanagh and South Tyrone highlights both the problems of the Tories' approach and the absurdities of the current electoral system.