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Quelle Horreur! A Dutch-speaking Eurocrat in Number 10!?

Tuesday, 18 May 2010
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...)

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