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David Steel on Nick Clegg's petulance.

Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.
Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg. Photograph: Getty Images.

It appears to be sending the message that if I can't get my own way I won't do anything. That is not credible and makes you look petulant. I don't think Nick Clegg is petulant and I hope that he will consider what we can do now, short of elections, to tidy up the mess of the existing system.

David Steel urges Nick Clegg to take up the fight for House of Lords reform-lite.