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(not satire – it’s Nick Clegg!)

Nick Clegg has just accused Labour leader Ed Miliband of being ‘cynical’ for blocking British intervention in Syria.

Cynical? Well Clegg should know all about that.

For example, during one of the party leaders’ debates before the last election, Clegg had this to say about the special relationship between the US and the UK:

It’s an immensely important special relationship, but it shouldn’t be a one-way street. We shouldn’t always do what our American friends tell us to do.

Clegg seems to have changed his mind about that now he’s got a chauffeur-driven ministerial car.

Which some people would say is a bit cynical.

Clegg also voted against military intervention in Iraq while he was in opposition but for military intervention in Syria as soon as he got a seat in government.

Which some people would say is very cynical.

In fact, if making u-turns on matters of war and peace just to keep yourself in power isn’t the epitome of political cynicism – I don’t know what is.


Related articles by Tom Pride:

CAMERON – drama queen of the desert?

Opinion poll boost for Labour and Ed Miliband after Syria vote

Final proof the Lib Dems have become ‘Tory-lite’ – party as gung-ho as Tories about going to war

Shock and outrage after poisonous hot air attack launched on rebels by Michael Gove

Syria Attack Attacked After Syrian Attack on Syrians Attacked

Tony Blair to sue David Cameron over plagiarising of his 2003 work of fiction ‘War Scenario’

6 embarrassing links between Syria’s President Assad and Britain

Cameron and Obama move closer to taking military action against their growing unpopularity

Now’s not the time to mention that Cameron took 8 arms dealers with him to Egypt. OK?


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