Politics 8 August 2012 Quote of the day David Steel on Nick Clegg's petulance. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 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. › Robert Hughes dies, aged 74 Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg. Photograph: Getty Images. Subscribe More Related articles Labour must learn the secrets of the Scottish Conservatives What's going on in Northern Ireland? Hull revisited: What happens when a Brexit stronghold becomes City of Culture?