Clegg aide offers Telegraph best response ever


2:03 pm - January 16th 2013

by Sunny Hundal    


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Nick Clegg couldn’t make a meeting with the Queen, and sent his aide instead.

They knew what was coming when the Telegraph asked why Clegg wasn’t there again.

This was Clegg’s aide’s response:

“I can’t believe we are having this ——- conversation again,” an aide to the DPM emoted in a tirade worthy of Malcolm Tucker in the television series The Thick of It. “The —— fact is he can’t ——- be everywhere, but I know you are going to go off and write that the DPM has ——- snubbed the Queen once a ——- gain.”

The Telegraph still runs with the headline: Nick Clegg ‘snubs’ the Queen for a fourth time.

(hat tip @stephentall)

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1. Chaise Guevara

I’m sure news of the “snub” will be devastating to Clegg given that he represents the party of monarchism and traditionalism.

Oh, wait.

He sent Andrew Lansley, who can’t really be described as Clegg’s “aide”. He’s still a cabinet minister and a member of the Privy Council, so well able to perform all the duties that Clegg could.

(Supposedly Privy Council meetings are very short, and involve signing various documents to do with the regulation of things under Royal Charter)

This proves that the papers make up news and distort what really is happening for their own benefit. Instead of the fact Clegg just couldn’t make it they had to put in the word snub to make out it’s some kind of bad thing.

Does anyone care how often Clegg visits the Queen?

Come to think of it, does anyone care what the Telegraph prints?

This feels like a non-story about a non-story about a non-story!

5. gregor samsa

The best part of it is is that the clegg aide was dressed as a giant squid at the time!! just imagine!!

6. francis healy -mcadam

Does the Queen even know who this arse licking hyppocrite is?


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