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

24th February, 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.

Latest

  • Comment William Hague’s ‘Zinedine Zidane moment’

    William Hague’s ‘Zinedine Zidane moment’

    William Hague’s plot to oust the Speaker last month was not just grubby, it was a final act of a desperate Tory campaign. With the polls at a deadlock in the countdown to the General Election, now we can see the failed Tory coup was about electoral arithmetic rather than a petty squabble. And these desperate tactics could cost them dear. During the death throes of the last Parliament, when most MPs had packed their bags and left for the […]

    Read more →
  • News Ed Miliband speech to Labour’s International Development rally

    Ed Miliband speech to Labour’s International Development rally

    Speaking at an International Development rally in London this afternoon, Ed Miliband said: Thank you. I’d like to thank Ross Kemp for hosting us today. And I’d like to thank everyone who has been part of today’s gathering. Let me thank all of the speakers who are with us today, Mary Creagh, Valerie Amos, Emily Berrington, and Adjoa Andou. Let me start today by saying that all of our thoughts are with the people of Nepal. We have seen truly […]

    Read more →
  • News Umunna says there’s a “virus of racism” that runs through UKIP

    Umunna says there’s a “virus of racism” that runs through UKIP

    Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna – who has been one of the most strident critics of UKIP in the Labour ranks – has attacked Farage’s party in the Independent today. Umunna – who last week said that Farage and his party have “a problem with race”, turned his fire on UKIP by saying that there is a “virus of racism which runs through that party”: “The likes of Ukip don’t like what modern Britain is. They claim to love Britain, […]

    Read more →
  • Featured Video Ed Miliband rattles Boris Johnson on the Marr sofa

    Ed Miliband rattles Boris Johnson on the Marr sofa

    Ed Miliband gave what I thought was his best and clearest Marr interview this morning – including stating in the clearest terms yet that there won’t be a Labour/SNP deal after the election. He was also far more assertive and confident than he’s been in previous encounters. But by far the best session of the Marr show – and perhaps the best clash of the election so far – was Ed Miliband taking on a clearly rattled Boris Johnson afterwards and […]

    Read more →
  • Video Gary Lineker takes the mickey out of David Cameron on Match of the Day

    Gary Lineker takes the mickey out of David Cameron on Match of the Day

    What does a political gaffe “cutting through” look like? Well having Gary Lineker take the mickey out of the Prime Minister on Match of the Day seems like a pretty clear example: Gary Lineker mugs off David Cameron on MOTD #villagate https://t.co/vqvFIfJmsh — Labour Press Team (@labourpress) April 25, 2015 Come on you West Villerhams!

    Read more →
Share with your friends










Submit