The Right

Nick Clegg: third most influential Right-winger

Congratulations to Nick Clegg, who has today been ranked third in the Daily Telegraph’s chart of the British Right:

Some may question the inclusion of the leader of the Liberal Democrats in a list of influential people on the right. But Clegg has proved in the last six months that he really does belong on this list. His recognition of the need to cut the deficit and do it quickly is one reason. His clear influence over David Cameron is the other. He is an ‘Orange Book’ liberal who recognises the importance of the free market and the small state. Time will tell if he is able to drag the statist elements of his party with him.

He is beaten only by David Cameron and George Osborne.