How Clegg switched sides at half-time

No, not more revelations from the memoirs of New Labour’s svengali, Lord (Peter) Mandelson – rather a diary piece by Hugh Muir in the Guardian.

LDV readers may recall Nick Clegg’s conflicted loyalties in deciding whether to support Holland or Spain in Sunday’s World Cup final. It appears he found out a way to resolve them:

… at a cross-party reception for the Lib Dem thinktank Centre Forum, the deputy prime minister admitted that while he began watching the World Cup final supporting Holland, as the Diary said he would, he switched sides halfway through and began rooting for the Spanish. A protest against Dutch dirty play, he says. But Labour types may feel therein lies a trait. During the game, he disclosed, a text arrived from his new best friend, Prime Minister Cameron. “I hope relations in the Clegg household are not under strain,” it said. “We are accustomed to coalition politics here,” replied the Lib Dem.

It seems unlikely somehow that switching from supporting the team in Orange to the team in roja is a habit Nick will allow to spill over into his politics.

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  • No he’ll be supporting Les Bleus next time round

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