Nick Clegg: “I completely condemn all forms of domestic violence”

Stephen Tall has just written a post on Nick Clegg’s LBC comments about Charles Saatchi grabbing Nigella Lawson’s throat while they were having dinner, an incident  for which Saatchi accepted a Police caution.

Nick Clegg has now issued a statement clarifying his remarks:

I completely condemn all forms of domestic violence.

As I said on the radio, my instinct would always be to try and protect the weaker person, to try and protect the person who otherwise would be hurt.

But I was asked a very specific question about how I would have reacted to a specific incident which I did not see.

I said I did not know how I would have reacted to that specific incident because I do not know what happened.

The point I was making is that I don’t know what other people in the restaurant saw and I don’t want to make a judgement on their reaction.

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4 Comments

  • Mr Clegg should engage brain before tongue!

    ‘Time Warp’ from The Rocky Horror Picture Show…..

    It’s astounding, domestic violence is fleeting
    Madness takes its toll
    But listen closely, not for very much longer
    I’ve got to keep control (of the Lib Dem party)

    What do you say to a woman with two black eyes? Nothing, you’ve told her twice already!

    Apologies, only choking. D’oh I mean joking.

  • Sick

  • Do you know what is sick?

    Sick is me voting for the Lib Dems in 2010 only for them to give the Conservatives pretty much free rein!

    How is the bedroom subsidy/tax/penalty doing? How much has it saved? Well I suppose Stephanie Bottrill doesn’t get any benefits now, as she committed suicide, so there’s a saving.

    Birds of a feather flock together. Lib Dem, Conservative an Labour; all in it together to get
    as much as they can before the s**t hits the fan. Which it will soon and politicians will

  • Sorry, writing on mobile!

    Which it will soon and politicians will understand what a bloody mess they have created.

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