Nick Clegg on the Royal birth: “Good news to make the whole country smile”

Here’s how Lib Dem MPs responded to the news of the new addition to the Royal Family…

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  • Why would it make me smile any more than the other 2000 babies born yesterday? What a bizarre thing to say.

  • Here’s one young man who won’t be needing help from the Coalition’s Youth Contract!

  • I thought it was an unusually clever way for Clegg to address the fact that very few people bare them any real personal animosity, but half the country couldn’t care less, while a significant thinking minority is inclined to think the same way as Stephen Tall. But maybe I’m giving him too much credit?

  • Finally a baby has been born who has proved you *can* be too posh to lead the Tory party 😉

  • I am not smiling – more wincing in embarrassment

  • Graham Martin-Royle 23rd Jul '13 - 2:45pm

    Sorry Nick, but you’re not speaking for me.

  • Tony Dawson 23rd Jul '13 - 7:30pm

    Politicians of all colours should be imprisoned for making pathetic populist remarks of this nature. What on earth has it got to do with them?

  • Nothing like an occasion of this nature to bring out the usual bile from the usual suspects.

    Sure the coverage has been overdone but the fact is that the monarchy is a uniting institution which a great majority of our people are quite happy to pay a few quid to maintain. Many did manage a smile when the new royal mite appeared. Live with that and move on guys. There are plenty of other causes to tackle such as saving our position in Europe.

  • Some of the comments seem to have been removed – I wonder why ?

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