Nick Clegg talks of dog mess coming through his door and being spat at in the street

There’s an interview with Nick Clegg in the November issue of Esquire magazine, out in full on 4th November.

A preview of the interview is on Mail Online under the title: Clegg: “I’m so hated that people put dog mess through my door”.

The actual quote from Nick Clegg pertains to the cancellation of the Sheffield Forgemasters Loan, as follows:

Yes, people are very angry. You don’t have to tell me. I’m getting dog excrement through my letterbox. People are spitting at me. But this loan was one of the biggest commitments, the money has to be borrowed and the risk borne by taxpayers. It’s not a free lollipop.

Also in the preview, there is further insight into the relationship between Clegg and Cameron, plus an interesting insight into the United Nations building:

It’s just a weird place. There’s a dilapidated Seventies feel about the building and its full of world leaders wondering if they get to speak. It’s a kind of spaceship of world leaders.

You can read the Mail Online preview of the interview here.

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  • Anthony Aloysius St 30th Oct '10 - 5:42pm

    Oh dear, we’re not even allowed to make mildly sarcastic comments about Nick Clegg now.

    Onward and upward!

  • Yet more personal public relations puffery from Nick.
    It’s a good thing Liberal Democrats are doing so well right now or people might think he’s ludicrously out of touch and couldn’t care less about the fortunes of the Party as long as he gets in Esquire and visits the U.N.

  • Putting canine excreta through his letterbox won’t get rid of Clegg. The only way to do that is to join the Liberal Democrats and vote him out.

  • Putting dog excrement through letterboxes is abhorrent.

    Nick Clegg though, to my mind, has entered the realm of British political fantasists in double-record time.

    This is nothing to do with the cuts; or Sheffield Forgemasters. It’s because people (extremists yes, but voters no doubt) think you’re a liar.

  • um, Cuse, if I think YOU are a liar, does that justify me coming round and putting dog shit through YOUR letterbox?
    I don’t think so. I’m with Mr Stewart: I disagree with you but I’m pretty sure you’re not Hitler.

  • TheContinentalOp 31st Oct '10 - 12:17pm

    Poor Nick. Personally I don’t believe a word of it.

  • Hi MrsB.

    You misinterpret me. I’ll assume it’s not purposeful.

    Does he deserve it? no.

    But to claim its because of Forgemasters allows Nick Clegg to consistently avoid the depth of ill-feeling he’s created.

  • Poppie's mum 31st Oct '10 - 4:00pm

    Can anyone believe a word Clegg says ?

    I should think these self pitying disclosures are just part of an attempt to boost his plummeting popularity.
    Andy Coulson may come in handing for tips on manipulating the media, but Clegg’s victim-like whines are not changing opinions in his favour.

  • Patrick Smith 31st Oct '10 - 5:40pm

    Nick Clegg is doing a great job in the most parlous circumstances that the British Economy has seen since 1945.

    It is important for him to remain in touch with all sections and corners of the UK and that is why he must continue his speaking tours `Meet Nick Clegg’ when the Q and A`a with ordinary daily issues are vital to explain policy.

    I predict that Nick Clegg will preside over major progressive and constutional reforms that will resonate across the free liberal world on behalf of betterment of the poor,the aged,the vulnerable and children and to close the poverty and inequality gap.

  • “but Clegg’s victim-like whines are not changing opinions in his favour.”

    A take it you’ve carried out a comprehensive opinion research survey to justify this statement?

  • Anthony Aloysius St 31st Oct '10 - 9:01pm


    You seem a bit conflicted, old chap. You must be absolutely exhausted, what with attacking Clegg yourself and leaping to his defence when other people attack him …

  • Ian mitchell 3rd Nov '10 - 12:48pm

    There is no excuse for doing those distasteful things
    However I still feel more sorry for the soon to be homeless.

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