Exclusive: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed

Nick Clegg and his staff were left red faced this morning after arranging a visit to a community centre facing the chop due to government cuts. Having not done his homework properly, the DPM arrived at Shepherd’s Bush Village Hall seemingly unaware that the facility was being closed. As the error dawned on Liberal Democrat spinners, his entourage employed “bully boy” tactics in a vain attempt shield him from questions posed by the assembled local press and centre users.

The centre has fallen victim to a policy of asset stripping by Tory-run Hammersmith and Fulham Council dubbed as ideologically driven by opponents. The cuts to a dozen buildings across the borough were supposedly enacted “as a result of the national public spending squeeze”. However council leader Stephen Greenhalgh (who memorably accused the Tory front bench of having never “run a p*ss up in a brewery”) has insisted on pressing forward with electorate-pleasing cuts in council tax despite the claimed difficulties in civic finances.

Scrapbook are currently trying to lay our hands on pictures of the DPM being handed “Save Our Centre” cards by children on the first floor of the building.

Not really the photo opportunity Cleggover wanted.

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  10. His PR should check for stuff like this. RT @psbook Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed. http://is.gd/enk7l

  11. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  12. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  13. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  14. I've sussed it. Nick Clegg's job is to make tool of himself constantly so the Tories can get on with being shits: http://bit.ly/blSIrb

  15. Oops. RT @psbook EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

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  18. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

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  22. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  23. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  24. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

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  26. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  27. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

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  29. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  30. caebrwyn says:

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  31. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

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  33. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

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  35. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

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  38. RT @SoapboxLabourUK: Nick Clegg has got to do better if he wants to be seen as a credible leading political figure # http://bit.ly/9ImFJM

  39. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  40. Simon says:

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  41. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  42. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

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  45. Matt Leys says:

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  46. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

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  48. kate says:

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  49. Di says:

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  50. RT @OtherTPA: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l < ha ha ha

  51. RT @humphreycushion: RT @OtherTPA: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l < …

  52. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

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  55. jhbhq says:

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  56. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  57. Mags W says:

    “@psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l”<and he's in charge

  58. Mags W says:

    “@psbook: EXCLUSIVE Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l” < and he's in charge!

  59. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  60. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  61. ally says:

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  66. RT @humphreycushion: RT @OtherTPA: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l < oops!!

  67. Seff says:

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  68. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  69. RT @wendybaileypr: RT @OtherTPA: Red faced @Nick_Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  70. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  71. What a Muppet ol' Cleggover is! —–>http://bit.ly/blSIrb

  72. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  73. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  74. RT @brylip: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  75. Laughable govt at work in Shepherds Bush: http://bit.ly/dbHvVe via @chickyog & @Rose_Darling

  76. Jenna says:

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  77. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  78. Anyone else wondering if Nick Clegg was set up today? Am picturing Cameron chuckling behind the bike sheds http://is.gd/enk7l

  79. Mal says:

    RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  80. The ultimate douche-bag. » Red-faced Nick Clegg visits a community centre that he didn’t realise was being axed. http://is.gd/enAM0

  81. RT @jeevanrai: The ultimate douche-bag. » Red-faced Nick Clegg visits a community centre that he didn’t realise was being axed. http://is.gd/enAM0

  82. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  83. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  84. Stephen says:

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  85. Brian McG says:

    RT @jeevanrai: The ultimate douche-bag. » Red-faced Nick Clegg visits a community centre that he didn’t realise was being axed. http://is.gd/enAM0

  86. Rosanna says:

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  87. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  88. OOPS! RT @jeevanrai: Red-faced #Clegg visits a community centre that he didn’t realise was being axed. http://is.gd/enAM0 #socialmobility

  89. Red faced Nick Clegg visited a Community Centre he didn't realise was being closed http://j.mp/dbHvVe

  90. If you saw our scoop on Nick Clegg's community centre PR cock-up http://is.gd/enk7l here's the local paper's write up: http://is.gd/ensWk

  91. RT @psbook: If you saw our scoop on Nick Clegg's community centre PR cock-up http://is.gd/enk7l here's the local paper's write up: http://is.gd/ensWk

  92. RT @psbook: If you saw our scoop on Nick Clegg's community centre PR cock-up http://is.gd/enk7l here's the local paper's write up: http://is.gd/ensWk

  93. RT @psbook: If you saw our scoop on Nick Clegg's community centre PR cock-up http://is.gd/enk7l here's the local paper's write up: http: …

  94. RT @psbook: If you saw our scoop on Nick Clegg's community centre PR cock-up http://is.gd/enk7l here's the local paper's write up: http: …

  95. RT @psbook: Exclusive: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed # http://bit.ly/9ImFJM

  96. RT @psbook: If you saw our scoop on Clegg's community ctr PR cock-up http://is.gd/enk7l here's the local paper's write up http://is.gd/ensWk

  97. oops! RT @JaneWatkinson: Exclusive: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed # http://bit.ly/9ImFJM

  98. RT @psbook: Exclusive: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed # http://bit.ly/9ImFJM

  99. RT @psbook: If you saw our scoop on Nick Clegg's community centre PR cock-up http://is.gd/enk7l here's the local paper's write up: http: …

  100. tory boys never grow up says:

    I suspect Nick Clegg has been set up by the Tories on this one, so that he doesn’t object too strongly to some proposal in the pipeline. It’s happened before.

  101. RT @psbook: If you saw our scoop on Nick Clegg's community centre PR cock-up http://is.gd/enk7l here's the local paper's write up: http://is.gd/ensWk

  102. [...] Hall to wax lyrical about Tory ‘plans’ for ‘social mobility’. The twist? The Shepherd’s Bush Village Hall is targeted for closure thanks to the Tory-run council. Brave little Nicky Wicky according to the Fulham Chronicle, despite [...]

  103. Jim Barr says:

    Or maybe he’s just a c*** and you can’t see past that yet. Get into bed with the evil and you too will become evil so sayeth the sayer!

  104. Oz says:

    #Fail RT @tommilleruk: RT @psbook: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  105. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  106. RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  107. RT @professor_dave: OOPS! RT @jeevanrai: Red-faced #Clegg visits a community centre that he didn’t realise was being axed. http://is.gd/enAM0 #socialmobility

  108. RT @psbook: Exclusive: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed # http://bit.ly/9ImFJM

  109. NORBET says:

    RT @psbook: Exclusive: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed # http://bit.ly/9ImFJM

  110. RT @psbook: If you saw our scoop on Nick Clegg's community centre PR gaff http://is.gd/enk7l plus local paper's write up: http://is.gd/ensWk

  111. RT @RichardAngell: RT @psbook: If you saw our scoop on Nick Clegg's community centre PR gaff http://is.gd/enk7l plus local paper's write …

  112. RT @OtherTPA: Incredible: Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l (@psbook)

  113. Mike says:

    RT @psbook: If you saw our scoop on Nick Clegg's community centre PR cock-up http://is.gd/enk7l here's the local paper's write up: http://is.gd/ensWk

  114. L DTUC says:

    RT @psbook: If you saw our scoop on Nick Clegg's community centre PR cock-up http://is.gd/enk7l here's the local paper's write up: http: …

  115. he should have, they're cutting everything RT @psbook Red faced Clegg visits comm centre he didnt know was being axed # http://bit.ly/9ImFJM

  116. Rich M says:

    RT @psbook: EXCLUSIVE –> Red faced Nick Clegg visits community centre he didn't realise was being axed http://is.gd/enk7l

  117. Best political story of the week. Clegg with a major gaffe http://bit.ly/94hbQV

  118. Clegg #fail : visits ConDemned Community Center : http://tinyurl.com/2bmzbmg

  119. alex oswald says:

    For a man who’s proved he can limbo dance underneath a rattle snake’s scrotum there will be no disgrace in this. After all, when you can sell your soul and your party’s principles to the Tories for the privelege of power, there are no depths to which you won’t sink. No Jim Barr, he really is a c***!

  120. Linus says:

    Nick Clegg is a C***!

  121. [...] by Eric Pickles. Inviting the deputy prime minister to a children’s centre which was, erm, being closed down, Greenhalgh memorably steered Nick Clegg into a media car crash (video) described by Thick Of [...]

  122. [...] down by Eric Pickles. Inviting the deputy prime minister to a children’s centre which was, erm, being closed down, Greenhalgh memorably steered Nick Clegg into a media car crash (video) described by Thick Of [...]

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