Nick Clegg and the schoolboys
You see some pretty silly behaviour in the House of Commons sometimes, but when Nick Clegg’s attempt at a question was drowned in laughter at Prime Minister’s Questions today, it really was primary school stuff.
He was struggling to make a serious point about tax credits, which he began by saying he had been visited by a single mother in his constituency. This of course is the politician who is misquoted as boasting that he has slept with 30 women. Actually, in his ill-fated GQ interview, Clegg brushed off a question about his sex life by saying that he had slept with “no more than 30″ women – the kind of quip you might make in private conversation knowing that your listener understands that it is a jokey way of saying mind your own business.
Perhaps politicians just should not joke. When Clegg uttered the words ’single mother’, cue uproarious laughter from all sides of the House of Commons, which Speaker Martin struggled to quell.
Grow up boys.Tagged in: house of commons, nick clegg, prime minister's questions
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