Well would you believe it — shall we just call him Mystic Nick? As the general election loomed, Clegg warned Sky News of violence linked to future Tory cuts:
“There is a danger of having any government of whatever composition led by a party which doesn’t have a proper mandate across the countyr trying to push through really difficult decisions”
Pressed as to whether his suggestion of “rioting in the streets” was “a bit much”, Clegg responded:
“I think there’s a very serious risk”
Scrapbook wonders if Lib Dem Home Office minister Lynne Featherstone, whose constituency borders the Tottenham violence, agrees.