Tuesday, April 12, 2011
NEWS reports at lunchtime today say that Nick Clegg was confronted by the now famous Rochdalian pensioner, Gillian Duffy, when, this morning, he visited Holroyds engineering factory up Milnrow, near Rochdale this morning. It will be remembered that it was Mrs Duffy who stuck up to Gordon Brown in the run up to the General Election last May when he later called her a 'bigot' and made her a news item in the international media. With Cyril Smith now dead and under the sod, and 'Our Gracie' having passed a way long ago it is being left to the new spirit of Rochdale, in the form of Mrs. Gillian Duffy to carry the torch of 'non-conformism' in the town. She certainly gave Lib Dem and Coalition Deputy, Nick Clegg, a run for his money today, having all but crucified Gordon Brown last year.