September 18th, 2013

Big Government: Clegg’s Key Message


The key message of Nick Clegg’s speech is not very subtle.


  1. 1
    Billy Big says:

    We dont want to leave as we enjoy the perks too much………..please vote us back in ………….man is deluded.

  2. 2
    Anne says:

    Hmph? Just as I thought.

  3. 3
    Billy Big says:

    Cheap nasty shot about Margaret Thatcher gets biggest applause……LibDems showing their true colours

  4. 4
    Nick Clegg says:

    Where is the large Sorry?

  5. 5
    Great App says:

    What words are “ve”, “re” and “don”?

  6. 6
    Billy Big says:

    ITV cameraman loves the girl in the pink shirt with the big melons even is she is a munter

  7. 7
    The Dutch Ambassador says:

    Well done Nick. You covered your tracks well and avoided the EU, Immigration, Perverts and Thieves.

  8. 8
    Billy Big says:

    ‘Keep this government Green’ and hobble any business recovery as much as possible…………….wanker

  9. 9
    PC Gatekeeper says:

    I look forward to the Tories describing a list of things they had to stop the LibDems from trying to do in Government

  10. 10
    Billy Big says:

    Attacks Labour now with their lack of policies

  11. 11
    Nick Clegg says:

    “Hello, I’m from the government and I’m here to help”

  12. 13
    wonga says:

    its payday!

  13. 15
    Great Granddad says:

    The two minutes that I listened to he was complaining about the government. Doesn’t seem to understand that he is part and parcel of it. A year from now I shall battle to remember what his name was.

  14. 17
    Anonymous says:

    In regard to captains etc comments of the day etc previously made

    Please note the following
    You can find it elsewhere as well. The merchant navy have technically do not have a rank of captain only the Royal Navy. A merchant navy captain is called a master but also through later convention now also referred to as a captain.
    Please can people get your facts right before posting on something you really do not know much about. These are the facts and as such can be shown via multiple sources. A commander is a rank below captain and as such subordinate to the captains rank. A commodore is a rank above. All these ranks can command a ship.

    • 26
      broderick crawford says:

      issa lark … this navy … innit ??

    • 55
      Rt Hon Sir Joseph Porter, 1st Lord of the Admiralty, says:

      The important thing to remember, though, is: Stick close to your desks and never go to sea, and you all may be rulers of the Queen’s Navy!

  15. 18
    Viv says:

    The word ‘Conservative’ is conspicuous by its absence…No surprise there; the unprincipled lot will be eager to cuddle up with Labour – that’s if there are any LibDem MPs left in the House, of course. Clegg can’t cling on to the power he is currently abusing if the electorate remove his handles…

  16. 19
    Penfold says:

    Clegg has become a pragmatist, all he needs to do now is to stage his own little Night of the Long Knives, and dump the arsewipes like Uncle Vince.
    Oh, lets not forget that arch fence sitter and AC/DC MP, Hughes, Simon.

  17. 20
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    If I have understood correctly the Lib Dems want us to vote for them and they will improve things by:

    1. Taxing plastic bags

    2. Giving free school meals to infants

    3. Reducing the costs of school uniforms


    • 21
      Loopy Lou LLB (Hons) says:

      Giving free child care to two year olds is really going to galvanise the economy.

      • 24
        Bert Camus says:

        Signing up for a cut price Trident with no bells and whistles is definitely the way to go.

        • 31
          Billy from Barrow on Furness says:

          If you put a long range missile on our aircraft carrier HMS Island of Cyprus and stick a sarin bomb on the end of it you will put the shits up a lot of people and can safely forget all about Trident.

          • Village Idiot says:

            ..Cyprus is a fair old distance from………..Argentina,but not too far from Spain! Ah!! Brussells, where is that?

      • 28
        Mortar board and shell says:

        If we got infants to eat their school uniforms there are savings to be made.

    • 78
      A Skint Taxpayer says:

      I would be very happy if thats all the government(sic) did.

    • 86
      Clear thinking but full lugholes says:

      No, you obviously were not listening. The key point of that speech was his pride in obstructing the necessary electoral boundary changes – because Dave could/would not deliver on HoL reform. Clegg conveniently forgot that he was granted his AV vote (and lost comprehensively), so this really was just a rerun of how to throw all my toys out the playpen and go and suck lemons for the next 20 years.

  18. 22
    Anonymous says:

    Clegg said the worst election result would be a majority Conservative or Labour government. Yeah quite but only because it would make the lib dummies totally irrelevant. All Clegg and these muesli munchers want is a few seats to Weald the power as no one else wants hence they got only a few seats. I truly hope next time they tell the limp dicks to piss off and do their worst and govern as a minority.

    • 45
      Casual Observer says:

      Clegg is wrong in some ways, but subtly right in others.

      From his point of view, it would be worst if a UKIP + Con or Lab coalition emerged.

      On the other hand he is quite right that a non-coalition government would be the worst outcome as neither the Tories not Labour are particularly stable at present.

      • 81
        Clegg believes in homœopathy, not democracy says:

        Tories ? What Tories ? There’s a bunch of clowns pretending to be Tories, certainly, but it’s a pretty unconvincing act.
        As for stability, yes, they’re all as unbalanced as Clegg’s lot – downright unhinged, in fact.

  19. 29
    Nick Clegg says:

    One Nation

  20. 30
    British Banks for British? People says:
    • 33
      A revolting Cypriot says:

      Can I get my money out of my Bank now please?

    • 61
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Why is it that the one in this photo who SHOULD be wearing a burqa, isn’t?
      And before all you pedants start in, I know this Asian woman isn’t wearing a full-on hidden-face burqa– I’m just saying La Abbott should!

      • 87
        Clear thinking but full lugholes says:

        I thought it was someone from the local convent! Silly me…. and can someone recommend a decent barber to the other one whoever she is.

    • 79
      Bashar Assad says:

      Mozzies getting more support.

  21. 32
    Slyman Huge, Senior Cockroach says:

    Hypocrisy, thy name is Liberal Democrat.

    • 42
      Displaced Brummie says:

      The only time I met Simon Hughes -in the early 1980s- I was impressed, but in a negative way, by what a mendacious opportunist he was.

      So, he’s not changed, then, in all those years. Consistent, if nowt else.

      • 46
        Slimeon Hughes says:


        • 52
          Jeffrey Stormer Archer says:

          At least one or two of those Lib Dim women are shagable.

          I gave up on the YCs years ago when I discovered stables

          • The blue Skoda in the car park says:

            There is a serious problem with Lib Dim women: they have a tendency to go to the Police ten years after the event if they do not get their own way.

            All IMO and remember DYOR.

      • 80
        Rob says:

        Yes, he cultivates the persona of the caring liberal Christian but a more ‘political’ MP you would struggle to name.

  22. 34
    Displaced Brummie says:

    The only person I know who joined the Liberal Democrats was an adulterous git.

    Clearly he knew what he was doing.

  23. 36
    Rinka Scott says:

    That man has never kissed me.

  24. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t that say: Labour, Liberal Democrats one party?

  25. 43
    I can't find my sunglasses says:

    Has Clegg ever had the guts to tell Cameron to his face that he hates him?

    Did he as a matter of courtesy give Cameron advance disclosure of his speech?

  26. 44
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    LibDems – the wanchors in government

  27. 56
    Clever says:

    Free School Meals
    A time bomb with a cable fuse set to go off under the next Thatcher

    • 64
      Poet says:

      Thatcher Thatcher Luncheon Snatcher. I added the last syllable to lunch because it scans better.

      • 67
        Labours not working says:

        Another labour myth meanwhile back on planet earth entire livelihoods destroyed by Labour the time 1979 came about and again in 2013

  28. 58
    Nick Clegg says:

    I am here to tell you today to give me more of your money, so i can give you stuff to some people I like during the austerity, rather than Cameron giving it to some people he likes; it doesn’t matter if you don’t have children, or you don’t want your kiddies to have a free lunch because eating at home is much nicer and family friendly, gimme the dosh, and we will make them eat it, while watch King and King on DVD.

    Vote LibDums: Because nothing happens at the centre of a hurricane.

    • 83
      fuck off cloggie says:

      As a primary school kid I used to go home for lunch: it was better, no being herded and would have been cheaper for my mother too.
      Secondary school: learned to cook my doing my own school lunch / sandwiches. Freedom at lunch break too.

  29. 71
    Ministry of Magick says:

    Big government in the red

  30. 72
    The Maimed Badger says:

    Seems he didn’t use the word ” Pajero ” but it must be familiar to him

    • 91
      East Londoner says:

      Given his self-proclaimed record with the members of the opposite sex, “Land Cruiser” might be more apposite.

  31. 95
    Anne says:

    I would make a comment, but by the time I had scolled all the way down, I have forgotten what the article was about!!!

  32. 96
    Simon Hughes says:

    the only split will be in my rectum

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Cathy Jamieson MP, Labour’s Shadow Treasury minister, commenting on Treasury analysis of the economic impact of tax changes…

“If the Treasury is looking at the economic impact of tax changes, then surely it should examine the impact of the rise in VAT and cuts to tax credits? George Osborne’s £12 billion VAT rise knocked confidence, helped to choke off the recovery and has cost families £1,350 over the last three years.”

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