This morning, Cleggmania is officially over.
Many would say it had been dead a long time after his Lib-Dem party’s 2010 coalition with the Tories left young voters feeling short-changed and a little bit lied to. But now, with the former Deputy Prime Minister’s Sheffield Hallam seat – a seat Clegg has held for TWELVE YEARS – slipping away from him and into the hands of Labour's Jared O'Mara, it’s done. Dunzo. Dead.
And Clegg was sad. Really, really sad. The internet noticed.
Everybody Hurts, REM, ft. Nick Clegg pic.twitter.com/RKgO9HG3ub— Luke Bailey (@imbadatlife) June 9, 2017
And while it's hard to not feel a little bit sorry for a man whose career is now, essentially, mud, people weren't pulling out of any tackles in the aftermath.
Few did as much to undermine young people's faith in politics in Nick Clegg. Tonight, young people struck back. #Election2017— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) June 9, 2017
Fuck off saying Nick Clegg 'served his country'. He helped jeopardise this country by propping up the rule of some incompetent parasites.— Tom Whyman (@HealthUntoDeath) June 9, 2017
Weird to think Nick Clegg has been punished for facilitating austerity to grab some power. Poor little him.— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) June 9, 2017
Bye Nick Clegg 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 pic.twitter.com/EfttIcOES1— Verso Books (@VersoBooks) June 8, 2017
I'd feel sorry for Nick Clegg but he owes me over 30k— amar (@amarc7) June 9, 2017
No one agrees with Nick anymore.