by Stephen Tall on December 26, 2010
Daniel Radcliffe has declared himself to be “underwhelmed” by the Lib Dems in the wake of the tuition fees controversy, according to a report in the Daily Mail:
A source inside the party said: ‘Daniel does not in any way support the violence of the rioters, but to say he is underwhelmed by his party is an understatement. Like millions of others he was under the impression that the Liberal Democrats had no plans to increase the cost of studying.
‘While Daniel will never have to worry about his finances again, a tuition fee hike is a serious issue which will directly affect many of his fans. And these fans have contacted Daniel to tell him so in their droves. Quite frankly, he is beginning to regret his loyalty now.’
A friend added: ‘Daniel has many friends at university. It’s been a topic of conversation that has been raised on numerous occasions and he has confessed that he feels genuinely uncomfortable about the fact that his support for the party could have affected people’s choice of vote.’
Daniel is the richest British celebrity under 30, with a £45 million fortune. Neither the Liberal Democrats nor Daniel’s agent responded to requests for comment.
The Harry Potter star is the latest celebrity to cast a Disillusionment Charm on the party — earlier this month, Colin Firth and other A-list party supporters went public with their discontent, Confunded by Lib Dem MPs’ decision to breach their Unbreakable Vow on tuition fees.
Nick Clegg and Vince Cable appear Impervius to their critics, even as the party’s poll ratings Descendo, hopeful that time will enable them to Reparo the damage of the last few weeks. Nick is all too aware that many members believe him to be the victim of a successful Tory Imperio curse, while Vince is still suffering from his failure last week correctly to cast the Muffliato curse at his constituency surgery.
Nick will be hopeful his magic touch returns in 2011, enabling him to maintain the party’s Protego Totalum shield-charm. Remember, Nick: ‘Help will always be given at Cowley Street to those who ask.’
[ /self-indulgent Potter-obsession ]
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