The following video clip is enough to confirm what the British right-wing newspapers have long feared since Liberal Democrat
leader Nick Clegg
was announced as Deputy PM - yes, there is a foreign language-speaking europhile in a high office of British politics.
The video clip, filmed on the campaign trail for a Dutch TV station NOVA
, shows around the two-minute mark
Mr Clegg conducting an interview speaking fluent Dutch (hardly a surprise considering his mother is Dutch).
Although I unfortunately do not understand what he is saying (anyone care to provide a translation?), it is really refreshing to see a politician able to converse in another foreign language. (Mr Clegg is apparently also fluent in French, German, and Spanish...)