This teatime my wife answered the phone only to hear a recorded message from Nick Clegg. Having not seen or heard about the fuss over this "marketing" exercise, she listened for all of seven seconds before putting the phone down.
Turning to me she asked me if I supported this kind tactic as she was deeply unimpressed.
I had to say that I agreed with her. This kind of phone polling seems to me to be counter productive and will anger people. Sadly it detracts from what I thought was an excellent conference speech by Nick. Shame.