"I want to be Prime Minister," says Nick Clegg
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has bullishly insisted he will remain leader of the Liberal Democrats after the next General Election and still wants to be Prime Minister.
In his latest “Call Clegg” phone-in session, Clegg was asked if he saw himself as LibDem leader after 2015 and if he still wanted the top job and responded – “Yes to both!”
The Deputy Prime Minister’s comments come as polls indicate the Liberal Democrats’ political fortunes are still waning, as they have been drawing level with UKIP to be the third most popular political party.
Clegg also defended his decision to lead the Liberal Democrats in voting down the boundary review plans earlier this week, saying:
“The coalition Government is a deal. An important part of that deal was finally to have people in the Lords who create the laws of the land, being the people who obey the laws of the land - voted in.
“The Conservatives didn’t keep their part of the deal by not agreeing to Lords reform. We’re not repealing the legislation, we’re just delaying. You do these things as a package. A deal is a deal”
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