The Education Secretary "knows a thing or two about leadership ambitions", says Clegg on his LBC phone-in show.
With the aid of some fine lines, Labour's deputy leader ridiculed the PM's EU panic.
As Clegg stands in for David Cameron at PMQs, Tory MPs will seize the opportunity to remind him of his past promise to hold an in/out EU referendum.
Clegg's opposition to new childcare ratios is due to "a campaign" by Vince Cable's ally Lord Oakeshott to oust him, says Gove.
The stubborn survival of Clegg may prove to be more significant than the noisy arrival of Farage.
South Shields was a terrible result, but the party is performing well in its parliamentary strongholds.
The Liberal Democrat leader has conveniently forgotten his opposition to ring-fencing in 2010.
By vetoing the snoopers' charter and securing the passage of an amended Defamation Bill, the Lib Dem leader has proved the sceptics wrong.
While public concern over immigration is relatively high, and has been increasing, it has not reached the peaks of the past.
The policy is cited by party activists as one of the main reasons voters turned against the party in 2010 after "Cleggmania".