In 2010 Nick Clegg opened the leaders' debates by saying:
"You're going to be told tonight by these two that the only choice you can make is between two old parties who've been running things for years. I'm here to persuade you that there is an alternative. I think we have a fantastic opportunity to do things differently for once."And differently he did do. He lead the Liberal Democrats into Government; making the coalition work and stable for 5 years.
Although the polls don't look good for the Liberal Democrats, I believe this is Nick Clegg's lasting legacy. There is talk of no party wining outright, talk of other coalitions, tonight we are going to witness leaders' debates featuring 7 people. Thing are being done differently.
Surely this is Nick's biggest achievement yet. A fragmentation of British politics, PR through the back door.