Since he is very much the man du jour, I am going to take my opportunity to mention that I have met Nick Clegg. Back in uni I was on the committee of the European Society (I’m not sure how I was on the committee, I never did anything. I think there were about 10 members and anyone who showed the slightest interest was on the committee by default). He was an MEP and gave a talk to about 20 people I think (good turnout for the European Society). He complimented me on my Ewok backpack.