Maybe he should drop the exquisite politeness, which bizarrely, even Gordon is mimicking – it’s like “After you!” “Oh no, after YOU!” Stop the pussy footing around, Dave and cut to the chase.
Your opening comment to Nick Clegg. “Shut it. You’ve hardly got any seats.”
Follow that up with “The country obviously doesn’t trust you. Why should I?”
Get clever. Tell him “I’m bringing in some legislation that is long overdue. From now on, anyone who insults an Old Etonian gets a hefty fine, even a prison sentence”. “What? OK, I’ll drop the idea….. but only on the condition you do as you’re told.”
Try conciliation. “This could be your golden ticket. Free goes on the lottery every weekend and all the tea and biscuits you fancy”.
If he still hasn’t caved, really spell it out. Put the boot in. “Gordon loathes you, and there is only me stopping him from ripping you to pieces. Hear that noise outside? It’s a baying mob. They all want you, but not in a good way. I’m all you’ve got!”
Land the knockout punch. “All your own party hate you for talking to me, and Huhne and Cable are planning to kick you out as leader. They never really liked you, you know. It’s time you admitted that appearing on those television debates was a major error of judgment. What? You’d like to lie down? Sure, but just sign this first……..”
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