Clegg is like “Billy Liar” and is “indulging in his own fantasy world”, says Michael Dugher

February 24, 2013 12:40 pm

Nick Clegg’s call this morning for the Tories to adopt “the politics of fairness” obviously had plenty of people choking on their cornflakes this morning, including Labour’s Vice Chair Michael Dugher, who had this to say about the Deputy Prime Minister:

“Nick Clegg is fast becoming the Billy Liar of British politics – indulging in his own fantasy world. He talks about the Government as if he is not even a member of it, let alone its Deputy Prime Minister.

“Clegg is lecturing Conservatives about adopting fairness when the Lib Dems have been complicit in every aspect of this Government’s unfairness – including cutting taxes for millionaires, whilst making millions of hard-pressed families on low and middle incomes pay more. 

“Clegg argues for a Mansion Tax, but he refuses to commit Lib Dems to joining with Labour in actually voting for a Mansion Tax in the House of Commons.

“No one believes a single word Clegg and the Lib Dems say any more. Despite their desperate attempts to differentiate themselves from the Tories, everyone knows that Lib Dems break their promises and that they continue to sustain the Conservatives in government.

“Clegg’s talk of the ‘politics of fairness’ is as shameless as it is weak”. 

  • girlguide

    If Michael Dugher spent a bit more time dedicating himself to his constituency in Barnsley, and less time climbing the greasy political pole, then we might not be bottom of the school league tables, at the bottom of tables for health, and have a town centre that looks like Beirut. Take a leaf out of our wonderful MP Dan Jarvis’ book, Mr Dugher. We never see you in Barnsley – you’re obviously too busy trying to get into the Shadow Cabinet. Dugher and Angela Smith have been invisible since the election. Meanwhile Barnsley goes to hell.

  • AlanGiles

    …And promising “One Nation”, when politicians of all parties consider themselves immune from usual standards of behaviour or honesty ISN’T “shameless”?, Mr Dugher.
    It seems to many of us that politicians regardless of party are “Billy Liar” characters. Perhaps they really do believe the cosy fantasy world they talk about.

  • AlanGiles

    …And promising “One Nation”, when politicians of all parties consider themselves immune from usual standards of behaviour or honesty ISN’T “shameless”?, Mr Dugher.
    It seems to many of us that politicians regardless of party are “Billy Liar” characters. Perhaps they really do believe the cosy fantasy world they talk about.

  • AlanGiles

    …And promising “One Nation”, when politicians of all parties consider themselves immune from usual standards of behaviour or honesty ISN’T “shameless”?, Mr Dugher.
    It seems to many of us that politicians regardless of party are “Billy Liar” characters. Perhaps they really do believe the cosy fantasy world they talk about.

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