The Prime Minister radiates the Westminster elitism of which Farage offers himself as the scourge.
Eurosceptics harp on about the need for democracy. But the Swiss, like the Norwegians and the Icelanders, choose to eat food from a table at which they have no seat.
Next week, the Deputy PM needs some pointed barbs, a few more jokes and a lot more passion.
The Deputy PM's pragmatic case for the EU gave him the edge over the tetchy UKIP leader.
The average British voter is not convinced by the case for the EU, nor persuaded that we would be better off out.
Clegg's party has lost more than 500,000 voters to Farage since 2010.
There are far more people who don’t vote Ukip than do, including many who despise pub-bore nationalism.
Farage gets to enter the political establishment, while Clegg has a chance to reconnect with those voters who warmed to him in 2010.
Miliband's northern fortresses are safe but Farage's party could prevent Labour winning southern and eastern marginals off the Tories in 2015.
"How can you be both a Muslim and an English man?" asks activist at meeting the party tried to keep reporters out of.