Eurosceptics harp on about the need for democracy. But the Swiss, like the Norwegians and the Icelanders, choose to eat food from a table at which they have no seat.
Conservative peer also says that Britain will join the euro, that UKIP is a "racist" party and that Boris Johnson shouldn't stand for parliament before 2016.
The Deputy PM's pragmatic case for the EU gave him the edge over the tetchy UKIP leader.
The average British voter is not convinced by the case for the EU, nor persuaded that we would be better off out.
Clegg's party has lost more than 500,000 voters to Farage since 2010.
The parliamentary alliance between the the centre-right and the centre-left means the increase in the number of eurosceptic MEPs will have a largely symbolic effect.
We need to boost Europe’s competitiveness, avoid a race to the bottom on skills and wages and ensure EU migrants contribute to our economy and our society.
The very fact that the Labour leader feels secure enough to affront Eurosceptics suggests he believes No.10 is within reach.
Guaranteeing an in/out vote would have shifted the debate back onto Tory territory and could have wrecked a future Miliband premiership.
Beyond the bluster and rhetoric, there is a surprising degree of consensus on the reforms needed.