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 from just £1 per issue More Related articles One good thing about Brexit: the end of “honest conversations” about immigration Will Self: I was no fan of New Labour – but Brexit requires original thinking Corbyn can't provide If the government can back down on self-employed taxes, why not disability benefit cuts?