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GLOBAL TOOL: Why they should change Nick Clegg’s job title to Deputy Prime Monster

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Because being David Cameron’s whipping boy shouldn’t cost the Earth…

Nick Clegg

By Rose Munday

Poor old Nick Clegg can’t seem to get anything right.

The Liberal Democrats’ coalition with the Conservatives after the 2010 election saw Clegg abandon his promises of a cap on tuition fees, resulting in a generation of disgruntled uni students facing £9,000 yearly fees. This week he made an official apology video, which has been widely ridiculed…

But this isn’t the first time politicians have gone back on their word in the Tory and Lib Dem coalition…

Here at Global Cool we can’t help but think back to 2006 when the Tory tagline ‘vote blue, go green’ went hand-in-hand with images of David Cameron – appropriately blue in the face while hugging huskies on disintegrating ice caps – promising us the greenest government ever.

Sadly, snaps of Cameron cycling to work were about as far as it went. The Sustainable Development Commission has been axed, Cameron and his Chancellor George Osbourne have done their best to portray the green economy as a burden and Friends of the Earth have called the effort “depressing”.

This particular shambles may not be entirely of Nick Clegg’s making, but the Lib Dems are meant to be the nice guys keeping the Tories in check, and we can’t help thinking that – just as on tuition fees – Clegg and his party have let us all down.

We’d happily see Malcolm Tucker from The Thick Of It drafted in to give Clegg one of his verbal tornados.

Here are a couple of our favourite Nick Clegg apology parody videos…



frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
Do it in public (not the car/plane) /

Main images: PA Images.

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