June 16th, 2014

Family Friend: Clegg in “Really Bad Place”

Boris says that it’s Blair who “surely needs professional psychiatric help”, but others are genuinely worried about another politician. While the Deputy Prime Minister has been a bit gloomy over the last few years, family friends of the Cleggs are increasingly concerned by how low he has been since this month’s national drubbing at the polls. Those pictures of him looking drained and almost teary were authentic.

“He’s in a really bad place,” says one friend of Miriam. It has not gone unnoticed that Mrs Clegg made a rare appearance this week at Nick’s side during his fight-back speech on Monday. Normally Ms. Gonzalez makes a big deal out of the fact she is a successful career woman and the main breadwinner, steering clear from the day-to-day traditional duties of a party leader’s wife. “He’s sound. Even Nick’s greatest critics would struggle to argue he isn’t the most resilient individual”, Clegg’s spokesman assures us somewhat unconvincingly…



  1. 1
    What He's done says:

    Not as bad a place as his constituents have to put up with the Roma camped on their doorstep.


    • 7
      Sunny Jim says:



      • 16
        uncork cork. a giver says:

        give slotgob her own castle . put some dust in the husband’s eyes. protect our shore with the bones of the dead. expand land by cementing the bones.

        is this a job for Lord Dyson. the cementor


        • 33
          Bones and Teeth. Distant creator says:

          Oliver or Daniel?

          nappy change or beyond.

          line up all the problems in the back yard. put them in comfort.


          • Village Idiot says:

            ….Perhaps Corporal Clegg could go on the sick with depression and then be subjected to ATOS attacks so he has a better understanding of the cruelty being meted out to sick, disabled people, by the government he supports!…..No sympathy, man up wimp, it is a tough life for some who do not have the security of a bit of wealth!


          • Village Idiot says:

            ….”I am one,(my liege) for whom the vile blows and buffets of the world, have so incensed that I am reckless in how I spite the world”……


          • Cleggy is Toast says:

            How does Miriam make her money as an “independent career woman”?

            Oh look, she’s a lobbyist…Yes, a senior corporate lawyer, but first and foremost, a lobbyist.

            What were those 2012 civil service regulations that had to be drafted up to specifically constrain her lobbying activities? Why did the Cabinet Secretary have a face-to-face meeting with her to raise specific concerns? What had she been up to before 2012? Who were her colourful clients, conveniently concealed by the “client confidentiality” of a law firm? How did she use her husband’s political contacts? What was she lobbying for?

            Answers on a postcard, please…


        • 146


          Yes I m the breadwinner . i bring home the Paella and don t we all know it .

          Nickolino knows who wears the Pantalones in this house !!


      • 64
        Squaddie says:

        As the Muslim maniacs wreak their predicable carnage, cruelty & barbaric viciousness across the world from Iraq to Damascus, from Kenya to Nigeria…I notice the usual Israel hating Muslims & their lefty fellow travellers have gone quiet across the blogosphere…you know about “Zio Nazis, apartheid Israel”, etc etc

        The UK needs the know how of Israel, surrounded for decades by these crazies…they have had to live with the consequences of Islam. We need their help & expertise before we are all consumed by this tide of wickedness.

        Boycotts anyone?


        • 76
          Bert says:

          No no, it’s the Religion of Peace. We should look forward to the benign and enlightened way our affairs will be conducted under sharia law.

          \brainwashed delusion: off


        • 108
          Ardfuck's Brazilian rentboy says:

          that you Aardvark? fucking Hasbara’s gone to pot.


        • 149
          Anonymous says:

          Yep, and you and I seem to be the only one’s wot have cottoned on to that.


      • 73
        Ben. brogan's mother says:

        Ben, why don’t you ring me any more.
        call me.


    • 52
      Mr Hancock says:

      Who can have pity for such a lying little turd which he is, where he was wilfully deceiving the public. This lying little prick has in reality virtually no real mates and never held a proper job. Hes been found out, a man whose principles are built on sand. all at the expense of the taxpayer.


    • 56
      puzzled mummy's bank's forward guidance says:

      save electricity.


    • 144
      RWG says:

      Bad place?


      Just like us.


    • 145

      A “spat out Smartie ” ?

      More like a “Heimlich Manoeuvre Malteser”


    • 150
      RichUpNorth says:

      Sod him, the useless git.


  2. 2
    Rotherhampoofta says:

    Oh dear how sad never mind…NEXT!!!


  3. 3
    frenchjohn says:

    The photo of that sad bugger has cheered me up no end!


  4. 4
    Ed Moribund says:

    He is in a bad place. The Lib Dem Monster Raving Sex Offenders Party.


  5. 5
    anonymous says:

    Then he should resign and get the professional help he needs…….he’s in the wrong job to be depressed and seeking sympathy..He’s deputy PM for god’s sake.


    • 43
      Jack Ketch. says:

      He is the leader of the Lib Dems FFS! There must be plenty of men who will give him a kiss and a cuddle to make it all better.


    • 129
      Margaret Moran says:

      You lay off my spiritual son Nick.
      His not being able to keep his own life in order should be no bar to him carrying on fouling up everyone else’s life.


    • 151
      Anonymous says:

      Someone should tell him that depression is nothing to be ashamed of and a normal part of life. At least for a total loser like him it is anyway.


  6. 6
    Sunny Jim says:

    He’s brought it on himself. Not even a tiny violin playing. Loser.


  7. 8
    Sally the Slag says:

    I could bring a sparkle to those eyes. I’m Sally, Fly Me.


  8. 9
    The Electorate says:

    I’m sure Mr Clegg would be happier if he packed in politics – UK and European. The Britsh public certainly would. He has been leading a Party of pervs, liars and deluded odd balls for too long so he sanity has suffered.


  9. 10
    Europhile Clegg has shat on his own doorstep says:


  10. 11
    Nil Sympathy says:

    Nick Clegg in a bad place?

    Then he should visit one of his other homes.


  11. 14
    jgm2 says:

    The weirdest thing is that the main thing the bedwetters are getting upset about is his trebling of university fees. Even though he pledged not to in his manifesto.

    The same bedwetters seem oblivious to Labour introducing fees in the first place. Even though they pledged not to. Of reneging on a vote for AV back in 1997. Of reneging on a Lisbon Treaty referendum. Of waging war in Iraq on wholly manufactured evidence.

    And while Clegg has had to compromise as part of a coalition government – the serial Labour liars had no such excuse. They just lied. And then lied some more.

    Yet it’s somehow all Clegg’s fault.

    It’s hard to feel sorry for any politician but he’s a rank amateur in the bare-faced lie when it comes to the likes of Blair and Brown.


    • 23
      Paying for pone's own education? Whatever next? says:

      They are not fees anyway. They are an education tax, only payable when the person is earning enough to be able to afford them.


    • 36
      Anonymous says:

      Always seem to nod my head in agreement on all of your posts and doing so again….


    • 92
      Eat your just desserts says:

      Clegg actually occupies a “University Seat” insofar as it has a large student population and isn’t the old variety abolished in 1949.
      He only secured his election to Sheffield Hallamshire by promising the stupids that he would resist any increase in education fees. He knew they were on the agenda and made no provision to resist them in the agreement which allegedly seems, now, to prevent any meaningful Tory policies.
      Having made this promise he broke it deliberately rather than protect his integrity and resign.
      The choice was his, then. Now, it’s his Electorate’s. Bye bye.


  12. 15
    the mystical mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    if Kiev’s gold has gone how are they going to pay their gas bill ?


  13. 17
    There's mad and there's Mad. says:

    Boris says Blair is mad?

    Would he care to comment on Dave’s plan to arm and support Isis in Syria?


  14. 18
    bergen says:

    I seem to be in a minority of one of people who feel sorry for him. The economy is slowly turning round from an impossible position and I wonder if that would have happened without 4 years of stable government. My business would not have survived if Labour had got back in after a unstable minority administration so I’m grateful to him despite his EU lunacies.


    • 28
      Don't encourage them says:

      Politicians never get it wrong so they can never get it right.


    • 31
      LibDems don't vote for extinction says:

      I’ve often thought that Clegg did the right and responsible thing as a junior co-alition partner and it is down to him that the coalition has worked.

      Then I also think that he had no other option as the whole existence and reasoning of the LibDems relies upon a coalition government working. If they wrecked the coalition then they wrecked their reason to exist.


      • 97
        Eat your just desserts says:

        “I don’t exist” said God, and disappeared in a puff of logic. (Apologies to Douglas Adams)


  15. 19
    Damien says:

    Suicide is an option for him


  16. 20
    Cheer yourself up, count your winnings says:

    Don’t fall for it. Victimhood is another tool in a psychopath’s armoury.


  17. 21
    Owen Bennet jones says:

    I know how he feels.

    Still our masters in Brussels will reward us when we finally bring down Britain.

    As a former visionary European leader remarked to a depressed General Friedrich von Paulus who was “in a bad place” at Stalingrad :

    “I am sure that Frederick the Great’s soldiers were also ‘in a bad place’. I’m promoting you to Field Marshal and no Prussian or German Field Marshal has ever been taken prisoner alive”


  18. 22
    Moses says:

    Now come along Clogg, it’s time for your happy pills. After all, think of your millions.


  19. 26
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Probably the best response to his and his ilk’s predicament is by “moraymint” in today’s DT:



  20. 27
    bystander says:

    There is a northern saying which goes, Where there’s no sense, there’s no feeling.
    And still he doesn’t get it, 500 flies can’t be wrong, eat shit.


  21. 29
    Brian Leveson says:

    Are you really suggesting thay some photos appearing on this site are not authentic ?

    It is a cornerstone of a free press that people should be able to view photographs and come to their own judgments reliant upon them being in untampered form.

    Anyone found guilty of publishing tampered photographs on the free press should be liable to five years imprisonment and/or a £50,000 fine.


    • 81
      Village Idiot says:

      …..”Free Press”…….I,ve been modded twice this morning for giving my truthful opinion?????????


  22. 30
    Peter Martin says:

    Every sympathy, but it seems the place in is self-chosen, possibly shaped by circumstance but for sure not helped by actions (or inaction).

    Getting out may ease this?

    Not looking too encouraging on the country leadership stakes currently for at least two out of the three, as it seems we are being treated to a raft of advisers and/or ‘friends’ who appear to think it will cut much slack that top bananas failing to cope with high office is beastly, or it was the other guys’ fault and everyone should lay off.


  23. 32
    Will says:

    If I was leader of the liberal party I would be in a bad place. It drove Charlie Kennedy to drink. The liberal scandals with sex offenders both past and present is enough to make any sane person mad. He has only got 11 months left. He could always stand down on health grounds. The problem I’d who would replace him.


    • 90
      Hugh Janus says:

      “The problem I’d who would replace him.”

      Well, the Limp Dumbs are hardly short of other lightweights and wasters, are they? Trouble is, they are too busy shagging anything with a pulse.


    • 103
      Suez...? Where's that? says:

      There is a substantial vacancy coming up in Europe shortly, and Euro-Clogg’s wife would find the change of venue so much more edifying for the family. You know, those Brits are soooo anti-Europe.
      And consider all the shit of having to remove a sitting MP for Clegg to move his Flag to for the GE!
      I think I see an Eden-like poorliness coming on, requiring the application of lots of sun, money and no Cable.


  24. 34
    Valium says:

    Senior politicians have to have a thick skin surely? Failing that, they usually hit the bottle or the prescription happy pills.


  25. 35
    long John Silver' s parrot says:

    Blair is a busted flush.

    He will never be able to walk down a street again or take a stroll to a local pub or tescos.


  26. 38
    Utterly bored with Clegg, Tosser Dave's hand maiden says:

    Get it over with Nickelarse. Resign and fuck off to a platinum plated sinecure in Brussels.


  27. 39
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    That’s a bit mild.


    • 114
      Twozin Portside says:

      Blair should be on trial by Parliament for his deliberate lies to Parliament and the British people in order to start a war for his own glory. There is no greater crime in a Prime Minister.

      Parliament is held in contempt for culpable neglect of duty, amongst many other things.

      If our political class was ever more incompetent and wicked, they got away with it only by controlling the media. That control is much weakened now.

      I live in hope of Parliamentary reform before the people rise to impose their own reform.


      • 142
        Josef Starling says:

        Not “for his own glory”, but for America’s gain. Blair is a supremely selfish bastard who would never have risked his career over Sadam. A large slice of Labour did not vote to invade Iraq, the public did not want it but, strangely, the Tories seemed to sleepwalk into approval. I suspect that Blair had to conform to a treaty obligation agreed with the US by Thatcher at the time of the Falklands episode.

        He also made sure that he would be well rewarded by the US. He is the PM who sold British foreign policy for US$.


  28. 40
    pookie snackumberger says:

    Instead of seeking sympathy why doesn’t he show some guts and stand down.


  29. 42
    A cheeky scouser says:

    So you are now saying that the Number Two in a Government which controls and spends 45% of what we all earn is mentally unstable.

    Perhaps we should insist upon a medical.


    • 46
      Gorgon of the Manse says:

      He should try throwing Nokias around. It’s very therapeutic.


    • 48
      Gorgon of the Manse says:

      He should try throwing Nookias around. It’s very therapeutic.

      (I know there’s too many o’s, Modbot doesn’t like the correct version)


    • 58
      Jack Ketch. says:

      Gordon Brown was a raving loon at least in his last year in office and appears to have remained so ever since. He was totally detached from reality, was reported to fly into rages and assault staff–yet he was neither removed by his minions nor given treatment (that we know of). He spent all of your money (and your kid’s money and your grandkid’s money) and no one did a thing about it.


    • 88
      Cinna says:

      We never got one for Brown; and clearly those of us who thought Blair was never a full shilling have been proved correct.


  30. 44
    St.Tone says:

    What he needs is my level of self-belief.


  31. 49
    Santandear says:

    Clegg is in a really bad place if he is anywhere near me.


  32. 50
    Meanwhile Back in Hackney...A little Gem says:


  33. 51
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:


  34. 53
    Socialism is a form of madness says:

    Clegg DESERVES to be in a really bad place – his head should be shoved firmly up Gordon Brown’s arse.


  35. 54
    Tony Blair says:

    Great new everyone. Just been offered a TV commercial with Daz washing powder. They think I’m the best ambassador as I know how to wash blood and oil of my hands


    • 63
      David Cameron says:

      Hi Tone,doing my best to get you off the hook but you know what the disgusting British plebs are like.

      p.s Save some of that juicy lecture circuit cash for me.


  36. 66
    Maimed Codger says:

    Nick…. who?


  37. 68
    Owen Jones says:

    Quite ballsy that, for the Lib Dem fuckwits to go near education with an election pledge. Might make people remember their promise on tuition fees.

    Scumbags,the lot of them.


  38. 69
    Socialism is a form of madness says:

    Come the day of the revolution (when I get the call to take over) politicians will be banned from twatter and any similar forms of social media


  39. 70
    Baza says:

    Isabel Hardman, doesn’t really exist, she can’t because she isn’t on Wikipedia!


  40. 71
    Blair's ATM says:



  41. 74
    • 100
      BBC Dromey says:

      Cheers, but I’d better wait till after work


      • 102
        Harridan says:

        What Jack means is that we are interested in a holiday in New Zealand this year and will be ggogling for options this evening.

        I am rather cvopncerned though. Is rugby a safe sport for ten year olds?


    • 123
      Traumatised at Lunch says:

      Lots of tackles there


  42. 75
    Nick Clegg says:

    Free meals on wheels for child molesters!


  43. 80
    Nick Clegg says:

    Free M&S vouchers for victims of Cyril Smith!


  44. 82
    Duty Pedant says:

    Clegg looks “teary” does he? Try “tearful” instead of making stuff up, Guido.


    • 85
      Tachybaptus says:

      It refers to the fact that he’s had a new one torn for him.

      (Seriously, it’s a real word, though mostly American.)


  45. 83
    Tachybaptus says:

    Just saw a poster for a chocolate drink. Slogan: ‘Brown hasn’t been so tasty since the 70s.’


  46. 91
    jgm2 says:

    Why? Is Ha*rry a fucking lunatic too?


    • 99
      H@rry says:

      Thanks for the advice, Gordon.
      I’ve just stolen my mum and dad’s wedding rings and flogged them for a fiver to the circus guys who come round collecting scrap metal. I then handed the fiver to some flash friend of a friend who said he had a sure thing in the city that could never go bust.


  47. 94
    Peon says:

    This is a cheesy article from Gheedough. The tone of Massa Cuckold.
    Clegg’s misery is caused by his own party. They have all the wrong, and unpopular policies and their self-hating supporters, having lost the ability to blame other parties must now attack their own leader so they can still claim “It’s not MY fault”.
    Refusal to go into a coallition when they finally got the change would have destroyed the LIbdumps anyway. If theey said “only with Labour” then they would have no purpose.


    • 143
      Hate Lib Dims says:

      No, it would not have destroyed them. They could have made the Tories soldier on as a minority government. It would have been more honest. Their lust for “power” has put this once radical party into a right wing mould and that will result in their self inflicted slaughter at the GE.


  48. 96
    Nick Clegg says:

    We fucking hate the EU now…please,please vote for us or i will cry.


  49. 105
    Anonymous says:

    And we’re supposed to give a fuck?

    You reap what you sow.

    So be it……………

    Ordinary people live with these up and downs all the time(often inflicted on them by what those political fuckers do any way) so what makes any politician any different other than their wealth power vanity and influence?


    • 111
      M65 says:

      I quite agree. It’s fun trying to put oneself in his shoes though – he wanted to change the county for the better, but not only squandered his chance but fucked it up royally. He’s got 11 months left in the job, then it’s P45 time, and there is nothing he can do to stop this happening. He is can only watch as his dreams come crashing down around him.

      I’d like to hope he knows he’ll always be known as a failure, the label is stuck to him for the rest of his life and beyond. Even if he uses his money to build a hospital for sick children, and it saves many lives, people will point at it a hundred years from now and say, “that’s the hospital that was built by the incompetent c*nt, Nick Clegg.”


      • 121
        Mr Miriam González Durántez says:

        I hope you don’t work for the Samaritans.


      • 127
        He meant to do it says:

        Failure is too good a word for Clegg.
        He’s got his dream for our country. Foreigners everywhere and millions of Britons struggling for well paid work and decent housing.
        Clegg is a lying EU quisling.


  50. 109
    It's for yo-hoo says:

    He was a “useful idiot” and with an IQ of 50 less than Miriam’s, there would be someone around to change nappies, run the kids to school and back and change light-bulbs. Might not be up to much else, but they can afford to get another little man in.


  51. 115

    There is nothing wrong with Clegg that a year or two working for his Brussels friends in some newly invented job, with a huge tax free salary won’t cure!


  52. 116
    Vince Cabal says:

    We’re only Making plans for NigelNick,
    he has a future with a British Steel2015.


  53. 117
    Vince Cabal says:

    Help support the Clegg foundation for Distressed Politicians.
    Tax free via my offshore friends.


  54. 118
    what a gay dave says:

    It must be great being blair

    Destroy any country you want and then say well it was doomed anyway

    If every last man woman and child is killed he will say they would have died under saddam anyway – so no real loss

    He is the personification of evil


  55. 119
    Alex the Poorer says:

    Can’t handle the heat or your fcukups you horrid two-faced twat, get the fcuk out of the kitchen


  56. 122
    Jealous Yankee says:

    Poor little Nicky has the blues WWAAAAAAAHHHH


  57. 126
    Bus Pass Elvis says:

    My policies are more in tune with the electorate.
    I’m going back to my wardrobe and preparing for Government.


  58. 132
    Dave Nice But Very, Very Dim says:

    That’s all we need hordes of fucking Albanians on top of the Roma, is there anyone in government with ANY fucking sense obviously Cameron wants to drag us down to the same level as these Euro cess pits.


  59. 133

    I hope Nick makes a speedy recovery and leads the Lib Dems forward to victory in the next election. pmsl


  60. 134
    Taxfodder says:

    Its only Cleggs pride that is hurt, no real damage he is only an MP after all….

    You know the ones that claim to represent you but don’t.

    MP’s have it comparatively easy these days sponging off others hard work pretending you matter when in reality the EU makes all the decisions.

    You would think he would have the decency to get a proper job, but then again he is an MP……..for now.


  61. 135
    Anonymous says:

    quite an achievement to destroy a party that even barking mad paddy couldn’t fully finish off. go clegg, at least he isn’t blair level hated. yet.


  62. 136
    Not in my name says:

    Well having carefully loaded, taken a steady aim and shot himself in both feet with The Farage debate closely followed by electoral disaster and plotting against him by fellow LibDems he is entitled to look a bit gloomy.

    Add to that the fact that he knows he is scuppered and I am surprised he has yet to take up the mess Webley


  63. 140

    When it’s time to go. Better to go walking, before the white coated geezers carry you out.


  64. 141
    Josef Starling says:

    “In a bad place”? The poor dear! Rumour has it that he is unconcerned about his Hallam constituency. Knowing the Lying Dutchman as we do, he has already arranged his election-free sinecure in the EU. His type slide through life on greased arses.

    He is a multimillionaire with no scruples or conscience who told a LibDem Spring Conference in March 2008 that he would never join a Conservative cabinet!

    He and his slimy party have helped make the UK a bad place.


  65. 147
    Euan Swinedrawers says:

    Would dandruff do?


  66. 148
    Anthony Nesbitt says:

    That’s one hell of an insult. To Smarties.


  67. 152
    Steve P says:


    I’ve tried hard but I just can’t work out what that means!


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