Support 100 years of independent journalism.

  1. Politics
24 March 2011

Nick Clegg’s on-mike gaffe

Clegg to Cameron: “If we keep doing this we won’t have anything to bloody disagree on in the bloody

By Duncan Robinson

The Prime Minister and his deputy enjoyed a typically chummy Q&A session in Nottingham today, during which the topic of TV debates cropped up.

Wandering off camera at the end, Clegg can be heard saying to Cameron:

If we keep doing this we won’t have anything to bloody disagree on in the bloody TV debates.

Music to the ears of each party’s grass roots, I’m sure. Here’s the video:

Sign up for The New Statesman’s newsletters Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics from the New Statesman's politics team. The best of the New Statesman, delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. The New Statesman’s global affairs newsletter, every Monday and Friday. A handy, three-minute glance at the week ahead in companies, markets, regulation and investment, landing in your inbox every Monday morning. Our weekly culture newsletter – from books and art to pop culture and memes – sent every Friday. A weekly round-up of some of the best articles featured in the most recent issue of the New Statesman, sent each Saturday. A weekly dig into the New Statesman’s archive of over 100 years of stellar and influential journalism, sent each Wednesday. Sign up to receive information regarding NS events, subscription offers & product updates.
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy