February 11th, 2013

Nick Clegg Slams “Dishonest” and “Hypocritical” EU Budget Win

As Guido reported in his Sun column on Sunday and Chris Heaton Harris just pointed out in the House, it was Nick Clegg who had the harshest words for EU Budget negotiations, which he called “dishonest” and “hypocritical”. In a speech last November, the Deputy Prime Minister scaremongered against “pushing a completely unrealistic position on the EU budget. One that is miles away from any other country’s position”. Twisting the knife further, Clegg claimed “there was no hope of getting a budget deal agreed”. With even Ed giving lukewarm praise, it looks like Clegg is the only isolated one now.


62 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Oh go and put the kettle on Clegg, there’s a good chap.

  2. 2
    Jimmy says:

    Wasn’t Butch saying exactly the same thing in November?

    • 28
      The Third Way doesn't work either says:

      Let’s not talk about politicians who say one thing one moment and another thing later. Otherwise, we could spend the next three weeks talking nothing but Balls.

    • 49
      oddly helpful says:

      ‘Butch’ Clegg and ‘Calamity Cameron’? It’ll never catch on..

  3. 3
    Popeye says:

    Why doesn’t Cameron sack Clegg and call an election?
    Answer.
    Because Cameron, Clegg and Milliband are the problem and are all in cahoots.

    • 17
      Mdm DeFarge says:

      What a good idea!!!

    • 38
      Anonymous says:

      Of course they are! The whole f_cking lot in Parliament are the problem, them and the spiff mates in the banks. Clegg is a particularly awful example of the corrupt and useless elite. The only silver lining is the c_nt will be history in 2015 along with that shit useless party he ‘leads’. F_ck the lot them

      • 60
        Mrs Clegg says:

        Terse and yet not curt. Well written and straight to the point. Reasoned argument and cogent.l Well done.

  4. 4
    Feeble lot says:

    All those Tory euro sceptic politicians cheering to the rafters an increased annual payment from the UK to the EU. What a shower of shite.

    • 11
      annoyed user says:

      That money was given away by Blair years ago.

    • 13
      WVM says:

      +1 – you know what to do. Vote them down. We have a choice in Nige & Co.

    • 61
      Peter Mandelson says:

      More a thunderstorm of turds I fear.

    • 62
      Misternedderry says:

      “Tory euro sceptic politicians” That is a contradiction in terms.

      The tories are Europhiles, otherwise they would have killed Cameron and Osborne et al and replaced them with human beings who would have already begun putting in place an in or out referendum, promising to support in out campaign.

  5. 5
    fella on the underground says:

    The only thing of merit ever uttered by the late unlamented Huhne was his moniker for his boss Calamity Clegg

  6. 6
    Casual Observer says:

    As Common Purpose were kicked out of Holland, does this not make Clegg an outsider ?

  7. 7
    boo hoo gleggy says:

    Who even listens to sulky-boy these days?

  8. 9
    Richard Timney says:

    This Valentines Day is A Good Day To Die Hard-On.

  9. 10
    Sarah says:

    Clegg – another millionaire public school boy who believes he was born to rule over the plebs.

    He calls us “populist” for wanting a say on the EU.

    Vote Ukip

    • 12
      WVM says:

      His family are European banking royalty.

      What a sick world it is that a worthless unemployable wretch like Clegg can become so powerful just because of the wealth & privilige of his banking family.

      Milibands – they are the same – unemployable wretches.

      Cameron – same.

      • 15
        Millibands Dads KGB Handler says:

        The Milliband brothers they are a hard working socialist family we only paid them a tiny,tiny,tiny amount for their services

        • 30
          Con Artists says:

          Apparently both Millitwats are visiting Gerard Depardieu in Russia for a lesson on getting residency there as an insurance from the motherland for when the UK goes belly EU up.

    • 42
      fella on the underground says:

      Sarah have you been promoted from Accounts. I think we should be told

    • 59
      A Spin Doctor Writes says:

      When the public agrees with politicians, it is vital we listen to the voice of the People.

      When the public has a different opinion to politicians, we must avoid populism and mob rule.

      Know your place, you peasants. The EU is good for politicians, civil servants and corporate interests so we are damn well staying in.

  10. 14
    Paul Marks says:

    No wonder the Economist magazine loves this swine “Nick” Clegg.

    • 44
      fitz fitz says:

      … the lefty Economist also hates the countryside and is keen to see more rural housing development … the magazine is increasingly unsure of itself, errors of judgement abound, England belittled in front of a global readership weekly …

      • 51
        Catty Comment (Ms) says:

        The rag should change its name to “Euconomist”.

      • 58
        SpAd says:

        No individual, institution or publication that wants to be viewed with the slightest degree of credibility would use the word “economist”.

  11. 16
    Dr David Owen says:

    He needs to be put in isolation!

  12. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Just what is this Hunt for actually?

  13. 19
    for god sakes waken up says:

    It’ll cost £1billion annually to fund the care costs deal that Hunt is outlining and that will be paid for by the inheritance tax rip-off.

    Take £1billion off foreign aid instead, you useless fuckers.
    A simple vote winning idea.

    • 31
      Nbumba Rtumba says:

      That would be a very bad idea. I have been waiting six weeks already for my new fleet of Mercedes.

  14. 21
    the PBT says:

    clegg the only isolated one?

    wot about the near 60m of us who are left subsidsing landowners?

  15. 22
    A debt loaded student says:

    Quite how he thinks he can use the words “dishonest” and “hypocritical” when criticising others AND expects to be taken seriously is quite frankly laughable…

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha , ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,

  16. 23
    Nick Clogg says:

    I’m going back on the ciggies. I need to keep going until I get that EU Commissioner post. Then I can get out of this fucking useless country and ride the gravy train.

  17. 27
    Geordieboy says:

    Clegg is a retard, if he is not happy he should just fuck off and take the rest of his lefty retards with him.

  18. 32
    lojolondon says:

    They are all liars. Cameron, Milliband, Clegg, the wailing newspapers and especially the Guardian and BBC. All pretending that our ‘Brave Dave’ has gone out and fought for us and brought back the bacon.

    The EU parliament will take a vote and reject the proposal, and so the ‘default’ position will be taken – last year’s budget plus 2% every year. This much is clear, and they all know it and any media outlet that pretends otherwise is purely lying to support the fakery. There will be no surprises when it happens, that is what the EU constitution says, that we signed up to.

    • 34
      H arr y C ol e says:

      Boring fart, Steve, strikes again. I wish you’d piss off and let someone more interesting get a word in.

    • 39
      Blowing Whistles says:

      “… that WE signed up to.” – Correction – We is somewhat of an all encompassing little word. David Miliband signed it first and then Gordo signed it. Neither of them held a lawful mandate from the British electorate to sign the lisbon treaty. Neither of them was ‘actually elected’ – check yEUr facts. Yes all the political types and hacks and legal types say it doesn’t matter – but it does.

      • 53
        Catty Comment (Ms) says:

        Just what I have been saying for months. At least somebody seems to have noticed!

    • 50
      oddly helpful says:

      That’s a very unusual sense of ‘we’ you used there: ‘you and I’ never wrote our signatures on it, for sure.

  19. 40
    50 Calibre says:

    I don’t care what they say, it will still cost more, but it will pale into insignificance when the cost of all the Romas and other assorted European dross gets in the Socialn Security queue later on this year…

  20. 41
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    Is Nick a Hunt? we should know the answer :)

    • 43
      Jethro says:

      41 Down where I come from, we used t’ave an Annual Nick Hunt: lowest marks went to the standard issue navy blue, with the clothes-pegs still attached; a more respectable score was a pair of the standard issue navy blue with no signs of pegs; a higher score was for a pair that looked recently-worn (but boys with sisters were routinely marked down); a grey pair came quite high up, but the chocolate brown ones from the Methodist School, trumped all others: no one ever succeeded in bringing in a bottle-green pair from the Convent School. See, we used to make our own entertainment in those days.

  21. 45

    The relevancy of timely interventions to negotiate the growth and direction of our nation’s economy is vital for the continued success of our international leadership, values and goodwill in the Global fora !

    Hence; the spearheading of agenda beyond petty party political ideals characterised by an open, honest and transparent outlook!

    • 54
      Catty Comment (Ms) says:

      Goodness me! Can’t be having any of that round here, dear. Do you teach 1st year Common Purpose Civics?

  22. 57
    Charles I've forgotten my surname momentarily says:

    I think its time for me to take over the leadership again – pissed I can do a better job


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