Clegg wants ‘ridiculous’ PMQs axed

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Published: Sunday 18th January 2015 by The News Editor

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The regular Prime Minister’s Questions session is a farce and should be scrapped altogether, Nick Clegg has said.

The Liberal Democrat leader admitted that he found sitting alongside David Cameron during the Commons clashes “awkward”.

Interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Pienaar’s Politics, Mr Clegg said: “How much (more) awkward can you get?

“To have to sit to listen to your two main rivals tear strips off each other and you’re not allowed to say anything.

“Of course it’s awkward, it’s ridiculous. The whole thing is ridiculous, the whole thing should be scrapped.

“It’s an absolute farce, Prime Minister’s Questions.”

Asked whether he would be sitting next to Mr Cameron at PMQs right up until Parliament dissolves for the general election, Mr Clegg said: “I sometimes will, I sometimes won’t.

“Do I think that use of my time, sitting there biting my tongue as I listen to them say increasingly daft and shrill things to each other, do I think it’s a great use of my time?

“No. Do I wish I didn’t have to do it? Probably, quite a lot of the time.”

Published: Sunday 18th January 2015 by The News Editor

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  • What difference does it make, even if Clegg got in which he won’t unless by the back door as he has this time, he won’t have much to say anyway.
    Also a backdoor Prime Minister who talks a lot but actually says very little, probably should change his name to Billy liar.
    One minute he is saying that the Tories are dealing with the countries borrowing debts, then we hear that they have borrowed even more money, yet they still lecture us about the Labour Party for doing the same thing.
    It shows how right they have got their austerity measures when they invoke such a tax on the poorer in our society (The so called bedroom tax)
    Just a thought! HOW MANY BEDROOMS DO YOU THINK CAMMERON HAS THAT HE RARELY IF EVER USES?
    Not much at all like someone who has lived in their home for many years, brought up a family and even perhaps lost their spouse, would you want to start again elswhere or leave where you are used to living especially if say you are retired or elderly?
    No Cleggy you should listen intently to the rubbish your partner in crime is saying, then just maybe you could make us such promises as to deal with the many rediculous laws and demands against the working people incited by the Tories.
    Who knows it could get you six or seven more votes!

  • bailey

    time for you to go cleggy ,you spit your dummy out because your party was mention at pmq,s for coming behind the ukip party its because of your u-turns and policies that you are in the position you are in get a life and listen to the british people ukip might not have the best policies but its made some of the other partys sit up and listen ukip the only party saying what the british people are saying

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