Wednesday 21 July 2010

NB: This man Clegg does NOT speak for the government

There has been an on-going debate about how influential Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, is over the policy of his Coalition government.

Downing Street would now appear to have resolved the issue, in making clear that nobody should take any particular notice of anything Nick Clegg says.

Nick Clegg, was "expressing a personal view", when he declared that the Iraq war was "illegal".

He was not speaking for the government when taking Prime Minister's Questions today, as Deputy Prime Minister.

So what's the point?

Next time David Cameron is unavailable, can't we just cut to the chase and have Andy Coulson deputise instead.

After all, it seems that he is equipped to speak for the government. And poor Nick Clegg is not.

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