UK: Why are you called the Liberal Demo-CATS? Joey Essex grills Nick Clegg

As political grillings go, it was not exactly Jeremy Paxman.

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg today faced a grilling from TOWIE star Joey Essex, who seemed a little confused about the Liberal Democrats’ name, and what the election was all about.

Mr Clegg had to patiently explain that the party was not called ‘Demo-cats’, after Essex wondered why it had such a ‘weird’ name.’

In tribute to the star’s blunder, the party changed the logo on its website from the yellow bird to a yellow cat…

  • Brett_McS

    I’d definitely vote for the Democats!

  • tom_billesley

    Lib Dem, the sane choice.
    A parliamentary candidate standing in this year’s election has told how he purposely contracted HIV after developing suicidal feelings following years of homophobic bullying.
    Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Vauxhall in south London, said he decided to speak out about his experience of bullying, mental ill health and low self-esteem in the hope of helping others who are facing similar problems.

    • Frau Katze

      What a strange name. Strange guy too.

      • Brett_McS

        Finnish, I would guess.

        • Speaksvolumes

          I thought Welsh.

          • Brett_McS

            No, it’s Finnish. Not long enough for Welsh.