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Nick Clegg

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Clegg describes himself as [[liberal]] and is in favour of handing over further powers from British soverignty to the [[European Union]]. The European Union is far more liberal than mainstream British politics, but they can legislate over Britain.<ref></ref><ref></ref>. He is in favour of significantly higher taxes for the rich, including a mansion tax - a fixed annual levy on all houses worth more than two million pounds. As a self-described liberal atheist, he could have more power in the next Parliament than the Prime Minister. He would be able to call the shots, because without him the Prime Minister would lose his majority and have to stand down.
He is unlikely to become Prime Minister, as the Liberal Democrats are not in a place to win an overall majority. However, in the case of a 'Hung Parliament', he would be very powerful. He could effectively select the Prime Minister, because if he supported [[Gordon Brown]] or [[David Cameron]], then they would have an overall majority and become the Prime Minister. This is dangerous because Clegg is an [[atheist]].<ref></ref><ref></ref>Many are exceedingly concerned by the prospect of a hung Parliament, which is looking increasingly likely at present, indeed some journalists are actively promoting the idea that a hung parliament would actually be a good thing! In such an event Clegg would, as mentioned above, have immense power by supporting whichever of the two main parties agreed to side with the most of his socialist policies.
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